A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Lumigan RC in the UK
Chemical Name: Bimatoprost (By-Matoh-prohst)
LUMIGAN (Bimatoprost) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed to reduce intraocular pressure in patients who have narrow-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Ophthalmic medications are medications that are dropped directly into one or both eyes.
Narrow-arrow glaucoma and ocular hypertension are conditions where the fluid pressure is too high in one or both eyes. High pressure over long periods can lead to damage to the sensitive nerve of the eye. This eventually results in vision impairment or loss.
Bimatoprost works by mimicking a type of natural hormone called a prostaglandin. Prostaglandins lower pressure in the eye by increasing how much aqueous humor (fluid) flows out of the eye.
Instill one drop into the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.
The active ingredient in LUMIGAN is bimatoprost, which is also the name for LUMIGAN generic.
Inactive ingredients include benzalkonium chloride, citric acid, hydrochloric acid, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and sodium phosphate.
LUMIGAN and similar medications (prostaglandins) can cause changes in eyelash length, thickness, and number. These effects are usually reversible once the medication has been stopped.
LUMIGAN and similar medications (prostaglandins) can cause permanent changes to the pigment of the iris and tissue around the eyelid. This effect is more pronounced in people with light-colored eyes.
Do not touch the tip of the eyedropper to the surface of the eye or other non-sterile surfaces. Doing so may cause microbial contamination of the bottle, which can lead to eye infections.
If you use other eye medications, separate administrations by at least 5 minutes.
Adverse effects when taking LUMIGAN are generally rare, but there is a wide range of effects that can occur when taking it. Let your doctor know if you experience any of the following adverse effects:
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