CAREPROST contains Bimatoprost which belongs to a group of medicines known as prostanoids. It is an anti-glaucoma preparation, used to reduce high pressure in the eye.
It may be used on its own or with other drops called beta-blockers which also reduce pressure. The eyes contain a clear, watery liquid that feeds the inside of the eye. The liquid is frequently being drained out of the eye and new liquid is made to replace this. If the liquid can not drain out quickly, the pressure inside the eye builds up. Remove the contact lenses before applying for this medicine.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. This medicine should only be applied to the eye. This medicine may cause your eyelashes to darken and grow and cause the skin around the eyelid to darken too. The color of your iris may become darker over time. These changes may be permanent. Consult your doctor for advice. It is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
USES OF CARBOPROST
Reduce pressure in the eyes in adults with glaucoma
HOW CAREPROST WORKS
careprost works by increasing the amount of liquid that is drained which reduces the pressure inside the eye. If the high pressure is not reduced, it could lead to a disease called glaucoma and eventually damage your sight. It reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) in humans by causing an increase in outflow of the aqueous humor via the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral pathways.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has directed you. This medicine should only be applied to the eye. The recommended dose is one drop in the evening, once daily in each eye. Do not use more than once a day as the effectiveness of treatment may be reduced.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CAREPROST
Longer eyelashes, slight redness and itchiness in eye
Dry, burning eyes
Eye pain, tearing or irritation
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Rinse your eyes with preservative-free saline water or apply a cold, wet washcloth. Don’t rub your eyes often.
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Drowsiness or dizziness:
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
careprost should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
careprost is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
careprost may cause blurred vision for a short time. Do not drive or handle any machines while using this medicine.
careprost should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
careprost should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not use it if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Bimatoprost or any other ingredients in this medicine.
careprost should be used with caution in patients with severe heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor if you have any,
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other eye drops.
Pharmacological Category: Prostaglandin
Dosage Forms: Eye drops
Store below 20-25 ° C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT careprost
Can I use other eye drops along with careprost?
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 this medicine.
Why should contact lenses be removed before applying careprost?
It is recommended to remove the contact lenses before applying this medicine. It 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.
What is CAREPROST used for?
It is used to treat certain diseases of the eye like open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension which occurs in many people as they grow older.
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