Careprost eye drops will mediate the lowering of the intraocular pressure by facilitating the excretion of the fluid that has built up inside the eye. The fluid is called aqueous humour and is secreted and also excreted by our eyes constantly. When the excretion process becomes slow, Careprost eye drops aids. Careprost eye drops work because they contain bimatoprost, an analogue of a prostaglandin like chemical that has, including others, the characteristic of lowering the intraocular pressure by aiding the drainage of the aqueous humour. Thus, the intraocular pressure is normalized and the risk of optic nerve damage is reduced dramatically.
Careprost eye drops 0.03% should be applied daily in the affected eye, following the instructions provided by your physician or pharmacist. Wearing contact lenses interferes with the effects of Careprost eye drops 0.03%. Before applying Careprost eye drops, you should remove your contact lenses, and after the drops have had their effect (usual fifteen minutes), you should replace them. There is no specific span of time in which you should use Careprost eye drops, each patient has a different response to the treatment and you should follow your doctor’s orders. This means that you may be required to use the drops for several months or even years. The goal of using Careprost eye drops is lowering intraocular pressure, but this will not cure glaucoma.
You should not use Careprost eye drops if one of the following situations is valid:
• you are allergic to bimatoprost or other ingredients contained by Careprost eye drops
• you are pregnant, intend on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding
• have liver, kidney, or respiratory diseases
The most commonly reported side effects when using Careprost eye drops 0.03% include:
• red congested eyes (conjunctival hyperaemia),
• irritation or inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis) and eyelid (blepharitis),
• sensitivity to light,
• an increase in colouring or pigment of the area around the eye,
• visual changes,
• eyelash darkening,
• darkening of the iris,
If you are experiencing any of these side effects on a daily basis, report them to your doctor immediately.
If you happen to miss a dose of Careprost eye drops, take it as soon as you remember, as long as it is not already time to take the next dose. Do not use double dosage to make up for the missed one.
There are no such serious effects of the overdose. On conditions that overdose is suspected the sufferer must seek a doctor’s advice.
Careprost eye drops should be stored in a cool place, without moisture, where the temperature is below 25 Celsius. Four weeks after you have opened the Careprost eye drops bottle, you should discard it. Keep the bottle away from children.