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Revised: 4/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
LUMIGAN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.03%
 Active ingredient:
Bimatoprost
 Dosage form:
clear and colorless ophthalmic solution
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on prostamide receptors to stimulate excretion of fluid (aqueous humors) in the eye via uveal outflow tract, and consequently lowers intraocular pressure.
It is usually used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have an eye with aphakia or intraocular lens.
    If you are a patient with intraocular inflammation (iritis or uveitis).
    If you have possibile herpesvirus.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 drop at a time, once daily. Strictly follow the instructions.
    Do not apply more than once daily since the effect of the medicine to lower intraocular pressure may be diminished if you apply the medicine frequently.
  • Before using, wash your hands with soap and water. Apply the medicine not to touch the tip of eye dropper to any surface of your eye. After instilling, close your eyes and do not blink for a while. The medicine attached around the eye after applying, wipe it off immediately with wet gauze or tissue, or wash the face with the eyes closed. If any leaked and attached medicine remains on the face, it may cause darkening around the eye, or lengthening and thickening of eyelashes.
  • If you need to use other eyedrops, wait at least 5 minutes before applying the other eyedrop.
  • Contact lenses may be discolored due to the medicine. Therefore, you are wearing contact lenses, remove the contact lenses before applying the medicine, and wait for at least 15 minutes to wear the contact lenses.
  • If you miss a dose before the end of the day, apply 1 drop immediately. If you noticed it on the next day, do not apply the previous day's dose, and apply 1 drop once a day. You should not use either two drops at one time or twice a day.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Blurred vision may occur temporarily after applying the medicine. Avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery until recovering from the symptom.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include conjunctival congestion, itching sensation in the eye, eyelid pigmentation, corneal erosion (foreign-body sensation, eye pain, sensitive to light, teary eye), abnormality in eyelashes (lengthening, thickening, darkening of eyelashes) and hypertrichosis in eyelid. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmcist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • eye (iris) color turns dark  [iris pigmentation]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • 2.5 mL of the solution is dispensed in a 5-mL container originally.
  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature (1 to 30℃), away from direct sunlight.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.
  • To avoid improper use and quality loss, do not transfer this solution to any other bottle or container.
  • Do not use any other solution in this bottle.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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