Lumigan (Bimatoprost)
Lumigan
Lumigan eyedrops (0.03%) is an ophtalmic solution which helps in treating glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease which affects the eye and can in time lead to damage of the optical nerve and blindness. Lumigan eye drops are very efficient in lowering the intra ocular pressure, which is a direct consequence of glaucoma. Lumigan eye drops stabilize the natural flow of the liquid that is contained inside the eye, helping with its excretion, thus reducing the risk of blindness.
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Product Description

Common use

Keep in mind that the use of Lumigan eye drops does not represent a cure for glaucoma. It is a treatment prescribed by doctors in patients with glaucoma, which reduces the risk of optic nerve damage and in consequence blindness. A structure in our eyes constantly secrete a liquid which has the function of providing the nutrients which are needed. In order for the eye to function properly, a balance must be kept between the secretion and the excretion function. When the excretion function is very slow, the liquid above mentioned will start to build up inside the eye, thus causing a spike in the intra ocular pressure. If this balance is not corrected, the high intra ocular pressure will lead to damage to the optic nerve, and in time to blindness. Lumigan eye drops facilitate the excretion of the liquid, maintaining a stable balance between secretion and excretion.

Dosage and direction

The accepted dose for Lumigan eyedrop solution is one drop of 0.01% solution in the eye affected by glaucoma. If both are are affected, than one drop should be administered in each eye.
To apply the drops, first remove your contact lenses as they may absorb a part of the active ingredients which are contained by Lumigan eyedrops. After applying the eye drops directly into the eye, gently close and open the eye in order to spread the solution all across the surface. Do not use your hands to rub your eyes, as this may result in doing more damage than good.

Precautions

Always make sure that your hands, as well as the bottle are clean before applying the solution. This is to prevent opening a gateway for oportunistic infections.
Please not that Lumigan eyedrops may cause temporary blurry vision, so abstain from driving or operating heavy machinery until the effect has worn off and you are able once again to perform your daily activities.

Contraindications

Because the effects of this drug have not been studied on patients with liver or renal disease, consult your physician before administering the drops if you are known to have one or both types of the above mentioned diseases.
If you are allergic or have hipersensitivity to any of the active ingredients of the Lumigan Eyedrops, do not administer the drug. Consult the list of active ingredients before applying Lumigan Eyedrops.
Also, tell your doctor if you are suffering or have recently suffered from any eye infections.

Possible side effect

Possible side effects of using this drug may include redness of the eye, eyes changing colour, itching, swelling, dizziness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms on a daily basis, seek physician care immediately.

Drug interaction

After studying the drug, it has been found that Lumigan Eye drops can interact with bimatoprost topical (Latisse), and latanoprost ophtalmic (Xalatan)


Missed dose

If by any chance you happen to miss your daily dose of Lumigan eyedrops, take it as soon as you remember, as long as it is not already the time for your next dose. Do not double dose.

Overdose

If you are under the impression of having overdosed, seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Storage

Lumigan eyedrops should be kept stored in a place where direct sunlight does not shine, at a preferred temperature of unde 25 degrees Celsius, away from moisture and especially away from children.


Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

 

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.