Details About Generic Salt ::  Bimatopr

Main Medicine Class:: Prostaglandin agonist   

Lumigan
Class: Prostaglandin agonist

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action May lower intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing outflow of aqueous humor through the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral routes.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Reduction of IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who are intolerant of other IOP-lowering agents or insufficiently responsive to other IOP-lowering medications.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

ADULTS: Ophthalmic Instill 1 drop in affected eye(s) in evening.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Category C. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. Active intraocular inflammation: Use with caution in patients with iritis/uveitis. Bacterial keratitis: Bacterial keratitis has been reported with multiple-dose containers as a result of patient contamination. Contact lenses: Remove contact lenses prior to and 15 min following administration. Macular edema: Use with caution in aphakic patients, pseudophakic patients with a risk of torn posterior lens capsule, or in patients with risk factors for macular edema. Pigmentation changes: Permanent changes to pigmented tissue may occur, most frequently involving pigmentation of the iris and eyelid and increased pigmentation and growth of eyelashes. Gradual change in eye color (ie, increased amount of brown pigmentation in the iris) may occur.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CNS: Headache. DERM: Hirsutism. EENT: Conjunctival hyperemia; eyelash growth; ocular pruritus; ocular dryness; visual disturbances; ocular burning; foreign body sensation; eye pain; pigmentation of the periocular skin; blepharitis; cataract; superficial punctate dermatitis; eyelid erythema; ocular irritation; eyelash darkening; eye discharge; tearing; photophobia; allergic conjunctivitis; asthenopia; increase in iris pigmentation; conjunctival edema. HEPA: Abnormal liver function tests. RESP: Upper respiratory infections. OTHER: Cold; asthenia.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action May lower intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing outflow of aqueous humor through the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral routes.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Ensure that IOP has been measured and documented in the patient’s record.

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • If using other topical ophthalmic drugs, separate each medication by ³ 5 min.
  • Store at controlled room temperature. Keep container tightly closed.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Explain name, dose, action, and potential side effects of drug.
  • Warn patient not to instill more often than once a day in the evening. More frequent use may decrease efficacy of the medication.
  • Teach patient proper technique for instilling eye drops. Wash hands; do not allow dropper to touch eye. Tilt head back, look up; pull lower eyelid down; instill drop. Close eye for 1 to 2 min and apply gentle pressure to bridge of nose. Do not rub eye.
  • Advise patients who wear contact lenses to remove lenses before instilling medicine and to wait ³ 15 min after instilling eye drop before inserting their lenses.
  • Advise patient that if > 1 topical ophthalmic drug is used, administer the drugs ³ 5 min apart.
  • Inform patient that medication may cause a gradual increase in brown pigment in the pupil, which may slowly change eye color.
  • Inform patient that medication may cause eyelid skin darkening and increases in length, thickness, color, and number of eyelashes.
  • Advise patient to contact the eye doctor if eye or eyelid inflammation is noted, or if eye is injured, or if eye surgery is planned.
  • Remind patient that eye examinations and measurement of IOP are necessary while using this medication; advise patient to keep appointments.

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