Information about Bimatoprost

Bimatoprost Uses

Bimatoprost is used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

How Bimatoprost works

Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analogue. It works by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor, thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Common side effects of Bimatoprost

Conjunctival hyperemia
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Expert advice for Bimatoprost

  • Bimatoprost helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.
  • For best results, put one drop once a day in the evening/night in the affected eye(s).
  • Bimatoprost may cause brown pigmentation of the iris. This discoloration may be permanent.
  • Your eyelashes may become more dense and eyelid skin may darken. These changes should disappear after discontinuing Bimatoprost.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.

Frequently asked questions for Bimatoprost


Q. Does Bimatoprost work on eyebrows?

No, Bimatoprost is not made for the growth of eyebrows. This medicine is used to treat hypotrichosis (less than normal amount of hair) of the eyelashes. It promotes the growth of longer, thicker and darker eyelashes.

Q. How do you apply Bimatoprost for eyelash growth?

Bimatoprost is recommended to be used once every night. It should be applied to the skin of the upper eyelid at the base of eyelashes. The face should be clean and any makeup should be removed. It should not be applied to the lower eyelid. Use a tissue paper to blot away any excess solution or other absorbent material outside the upper eyelid margin.

Q. What happens if I stop using Bimatoprost?

If you stop using Bimatoprost, the eyelashes may return to their previous appearance after several weeks or months. In case you have developed any eyelid skin darkening, it may reverse after several weeks or months. However, any change in the color of the iris is permanent and will not reverse.

Q. How long does Bimatoprost take for eyelash growth?

It may take about 4 weeks to see an improvement, whereas the full effect may appear after about 16 weeks. However, if you do not use it regularly, then it may take a little longer.

Q. Why should contact lenses be removed before applying Bimatoprost?

It is recommended to remove the contact lenses before applying Bimatoprost. It is because Bimatoprost contains benzalkonium chloride which may get absorbed by the contact lenses and discolor them. The contact lenses can be re-inserted 15 minutes after you have applied the medicine.

Q. Can I use other eye drops along with Bimatoprost?

If you have to use other eye drops, wait for at least 5 minutes before using them. You should inform your doctor if you are using any other medicine too as it may interfere with the working of Bimatoprost.

Q. When to seek doctor’s advice while using Bimatoprost?

Contact your doctor immediately if you have or have recently had any eye infection, injury, conjunctivitis, eye surgery, or an eyelid reaction. Discuss with your doctor on how long you have to continue using Bimatoprost.


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