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Bimatoprost Topical Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 7, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.03%

Usual Adult Dose for Hypotrichosis of the Eyelashes

Apply 1 drop to the upper eyelid margin of each eye once a day at night

Application:
-Apply topically to clean, makeup-free skin using the supplied sterile applicators with 1 applicator for each eye.
-Place 1 drop of this drug on an applicator; apply evenly along the skin of the upper eyelid at base of lashes.
-Following administration, upper lid margin should feel lightly moist; if there is runoff, blot with a tissue or absorbent cloth.
-Repeat for the opposite eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator.

Comments:
-Additional drops or applications will not increase eyelash growth.
-Eyelash growth is expected to return to pretreatment levels upon drug discontinuation.

Use: Treatment of hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing growth (e.g., length, thickness, and darkness)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to the active component or any of the ingredients

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 5 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Apply once a day at night
-Prior to application, remove makeup and contact lenses, clean and dry face
-Place 1 drop on applicator and apply evenly along the skin of the upper eyelid at base of lashes
-Blot any runoff solution with a tissue or absorbent cloth
-Do not apply to lower eyelids
-Repeat dosing application to the opposite eyelid using a new applicator (1 drop per eye, each on a new applicator)
-Use only the supplied single-use disposable applicators
-Avoid allowing bottle tip or sterile applicator to contact fingers or any other unintended surface to avoid contamination
-Discard disposable applicator after use

Storage requirements: Store at 2C to 25C

General:
-Onset of effect is gradual (significant at approximately 2 months). The effects of this drug are not permanent.
-Any solution that gets into the eye will not cause harm and should not be rinsed.

Monitoring:
-OCULAR: Patients using concomitant prostaglandin analogs should be monitored for changes to intraocular pressure.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be told that additional drops or applications will not increase eyelash growth.
-Patients should be advised that this drug may cause eyelid skin darkening that may be reversible after discontinuation.
-Patients should be warned that this drug may increase brown pigmentation of the iris, which is likely to be permanent.
-Patients should be instructed to avoid application to skin surrounding the treatment area as unexpected hair growth may occur in areas repeatedly exposed to this drug.
-Patients should be told to contact their healthcare provider if a new ocular condition occurs (e.g., trauma, infection, hypersensitivity reaction, surgery), or for any sudden decrease in vision.

Further information

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