What is Bimatoprost
Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog/prodrug used topically (as eye drops) to control the progression of glaucoma and in the management of ocular hypertension. It reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes.It has also been used and prescribed off-label to lengthen eyelashes. In December 2008, this use was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the cosmetic formulation of bimatoprost is sold as Latisse. Recently, at least three case series have suggested that bimatoprost has the ability to reduce adipose (fat) tissue.
Lumigan is a 0.03% solution of bimatoprost, and contains benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. Contact lenses should therefore be removed before use, and replaced no less than 15 minutes later; other eye drops or ointments should be given no less than 5 minutes before or after bimatoprost.It is administered once daily.