Lumigan

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    Brand Name:Lumigan
    Generic:Bimatoprost
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2001-03-16 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Allergan, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Opthalmic Solutions/Drops
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021275s013lbl.pdf

About Lumigan

Lumigan is used to treat increased eye pressure caused by open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension in adult patients.

Precautions for Lumigan

  • Remove contact lenses before using Lumigan in the eyes. Wait 15 minutes after using Lumigan before putting in your contact lenses because Lumigan contains a preservative that may be absorbed by the lens.
  • Lumigan must be used at least 5 minutes apart from other eye medicines.
  • Do not let the tip of the Lumigan medicine dropper touch your eye or skin to avoid contamination of the solution in the bottle.

Side Effects of Lumigan

The most common side effects include:

  • red eyes
  • growth of eyelashes
  • itchy eyes
  • blurry vision
  • eye discomfort or pain
  • sensation of having an object in the eye

Who Should Not Take Lumigan

You should not use Lumigan if you:

  • are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • are allergic to Lumigan or to any of the ingredients in Lumigan including benzalkonium chloride
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Recent Forum Posts on Lumigan

lumigan

I have been using lumigan eye drops for over one month and lately have experienced itching and hives on torso. Also heartburn comes and goes. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms? Etienne


Lumigan/Xalatan and Greasy Skin & Hair?

Was wondering if others on Lumigan or Xalatan eyedrops have noticed that their hair/scalp becomes greasier and skin becomes greasier with "whiteheads"/acne? Neither of these side-effects seem to be mentioned in any of the literature, but as soon as I go on either eyedrop, these skin/hair problems crop up.


lumigan

I was taking Lumigan for two years for occular hypertension. I was advised that my eyelashes would grow, my eyelids turn brown, and my eyes might darken. These symptoms I could put up with. I was not advised of any systemic side effects. However, I subsequently suffered a tight chest, breathlessness,pounding heart, extreme fatique and weakness, depression, anxiety, regular hot flushes(different from menopausal)very dry skin. Because I had polio as a child I mistakenly put the symptoms down to post polio syndrome. I finally was referred to a polio specialist who told me those symptoms were not consistent with PPS. As the only medication I was on was the Lumigan I began to suspect it. I went to the eye clinic and was told to come off the Lumigan immediately. All the systemic symptoms disappeared. I've been off any drops for a month and am a different person. I can't tell you how angry I am that two years of my life have been virtually wiped out. In the end I was practically an invalid.


tonsils and Lumigan

I have been taking lumigan for about a month, at night as prescribed by my eye doctor. I notice a post nasal drip sensation shortly after taking. I take my drops at bedtime. My tonsils are scheduled to be removed, however since taking lumigan they have shrunk and irritate me less. Anyone else experience this?


Glaucoma


Ihave been precribed Lumigan for glucoma and have been taking it for several months. I have experienced the normal run of side effects eg longer lashes, darkening skin etc, however I have also gained weight very quickly over the past few months. I cannot find any reference to this side effect on any site and wondered if this has been noticed by any other user.


Lumigan

Am age 85. Had serious kidney infection 1 year ago.
Within 24 hours of taking first Lumigan drops noticed
urine was dark like coffee. Tested urine with Bayer
Multistix 10 SG Reagent Strips for Urinalysis and it
showed a 'large amount of blood' in the urine. Has anyone
else had this side effect from Lumigan? I am wondering
if I should stop taking it. IOP are high 32 in both eyes.
A great deal of itching, irritation in eyes after first
dose. If Lumigan causes some strain to kidneys is
this permanent? I am also on Azopt 3 times a day. Have
been on Azopt 3 x a day for several years & have not had
this symptom. I do not have a kidney or bladder infection.
Am afraid to take the Lumigan. And afraid not to take it.
Cannot see because of thick cataracts. What would be the process
by which Lumigan dammages kidneys. Any other advice. Thank you?


darkening around the eye

People keep asking where I got the black eye I must look ridiculous I'm quitting the lumigan is there anyway to remove the darkness around the eye caused by the lumigan


mood

I have been using lumigan since Jan 2004. Has anyone expirenced increased irratition, ie stressed? I am pretty laid back but something has changed and I am also taking triocor for high cholesterol so wo knows....any feedback will be helpfull

thanks

Piper


Lumigan & Dizziness

I began taking Lumigan a couple of weeks ago and have been experiencing dizziness. I have never had this sensation before. Is there anyone else out there experiencing similar problems?


lumigan reaction

I have been diagonsed with high eyeball pressure since 1991. I have several different doctors diagnose me with glaucoma. This last doctor I saw told me I do not have glaucoma but still recommends that due to my high pressure I stay on the drug.

I have been on Xalatan for the last 10 years and have not have any trouble. I recently have been transferred to Lumigan and my eyes hurt so bad. They are red they look like I haven't slept in a month of Sundays!

I hate Lumigan!! My eyes hurt, they hurt so bad. I would rather go blind then have to go on Lumigan again!!!!!!!


dry eye


It seems that my eyes are getting even drier since using Lumigan.
Am I one of those who should not be using it? Thank you for your advise.
Also, the pigmentation of my eyelids seems redder.


Lumigan

I have the symptoms of red eyes,Itching,and wild nightmares,when
I skip a dose, I dont have a nightmare, My Doctor is not aware
of this happening to his other patients.Are there any other
complaints of nightmares? Lumigan is the only medication that will
bring my pressure to normal, I have Glacoma in both eyes.


LUMIGAN & WEIGHT


Been taking Lumigan since Jan 05. Aside from all the eye symptoms you mention I have GAINED 15 pounds(only in my stomach) and have mood swings and depression. Any help?


Glaucoma/Lumigan

I have glaucoma and have been on Lumigan for about a year. It keeps the pressures low which is vital. I do have red eyes etc now and then, but I am more concerned about glaucoma management That should be the priority.

Brian: if you read this, I got your e and all I can say is to keep consulting your eye doctor with any queries/problems etc. Certainly Lumigan has not caused any pain for me. If your pressure is up at all don't stop using Lumigan. Consult your doctor.

Let me know how you get on. Please, nobody should ignore their eyes if any kind of medical problem occurs. CONSULT.


Glaucoma/Lumigan

I have glaucoma and have been on Lumigan for about a year. It keeps the pressures low which is vital. I do have red eyes etc now and then, but I am more concerned about glaucoma management That should be the priority.

Brian: if you read this, I got your e and all I can say is to keep consulting your eye doctor with any queries/problems etc. Certainly Lumigan has not caused any pain for me. If your pressure is up at all don't stop using Lumigan. Consult your doctor.

Let me know how you get on. Please, nobody should ignore their eyes if any kind of medical problem occurs. CONSULT.


Lumigan

I have been using Trvatan, bu the pressure has increased and tonight I use Lumigan for the first time. I'll keep you posted on how it goes


Side effects of Lumigan

I was diagnosed with Glaucoma in November 2007. I lost partial vision and have been using Lumigan for 3 months. The pigmentation around my eyes have changed drastically and looks like I've been in a fight (or better yet, my daughter says I look like a raccoon). I have dry eyes, itchyness, feel like foreign matter in my eyes, blur vision and my eyes are red. I am seriously thinking about changing my medication.


Lumigan

Lumigan is pretty awful I tried them for a few weeks my eyes hurt so bad I could hardly see. The eye Dr put me on something else it did not lower the pressure enough. I an back on Lumigan but now I use the drops at 3pm not at nite and use wetting dops 2 hr later. Now my eyes can handle the drops I guess because they dont have all nite to dry them out.


lumigan price

I libe in Australia i pay lumigan 15 usa dollars without medicare and 1.5 dollar with the medicare,my girl friend live in USA she usa lumgan for Hight pressure in the eyes and cost to her 30 usa dolars after the insurance pay 40 dollars so wy there the cost it so hight, so send and every time i came there i bring some lumidan to her and she can save lot of money,wy the price are to hight there??
mario


lumigan

I have been using Lumigan for about eight weeks. In that time, the medication lowered the pressure in my eye to where we wanted it to be. My vision is sometimes blurred, my eye is a bit red at times, the eye lashes are growing and the iris is darkening -- all symptoms predicted by my opthalmologist. However, no itching or pain. Plan to continue with this medication.


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