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Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.01% ; 0.03%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

One drop in the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening

Comments:
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
-This drug should not be administered more than once a day since it has been shown that more frequent administration of prostaglandin analogs may decrease the intraocular pressure lowering effect.
-Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 4 hours after the first administration with maximum effect reached within approximately 8 to 12 hours.

Use: Reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

One drop in the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening

Comments:
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
-This drug should not be administered more than once a day since it has been shown that more frequent administration of prostaglandin analogs may decrease the intraocular pressure lowering effect.
-Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 4 hours after the first administration with maximum effect reached within approximately 8 to 12 hours.

Use: Reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Usual Pediatric Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

16 years or older:
One drop in the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening

Comments:
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
-This drug should not be administered more than once a day since it has been shown that more frequent administration of prostaglandin analogs may decrease the intraocular pressure lowering effect.
-Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 4 hours after the first administration with maximum effect reached within approximately 8 to 12 hours.

Use: Reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Usual Pediatric Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

16 years or older:
One drop in the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening

Comments:
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
-This drug should not be administered more than once a day since it has been shown that more frequent administration of prostaglandin analogs may decrease the intraocular pressure lowering effect.
-Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 4 hours after the first administration with maximum effect reached within approximately 8 to 12 hours.

Use: Reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 16 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not touch dropper tip to any surface.

Storage requirements:
-Store below 25 C (77 F)
-To avoid contamination of the solution, keep container tightly closed.
-Discard contents 4 weeks after opening the bottle.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed to wipe off any excess solution from the skin to reduce the risk of darkening of the eyelid skin.
-In order to minimize systemic absorption, patients should be instructed to apply pressure to the tear duct immediately following administration of the drug.

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