Careprost Plus is composed of two active substances of a different class of drugs namely Bimatoprost and Timolol. Both the active ingredients work together to reduce pressure in the eye.
Bimatoprost is an ocular hypotensive active agent, a synthetic prostamide that mimics the effects of a biosynthesized component called prostamides, while Timolol is categorized under the drug class beta blockers.
Your eye has a clear, watery liquid that feeds the inside of the eye. This fluid is constantly being drained out, and new liquid is produced to replace this.
If the fluid remains inside and does not drain out, there is build up of pressure inside your eye, which could increase the risks of vision loss.
This type of eye condition is often called as glaucoma. Bimatoprost and Timolol work to reduce the fluid production as well as increase the amount of fluid that is drained out of the eye. This successfully reduces the pressure within the eye.
it is an ophthalmic solution, which is used to treat high pressure in the eye. This high pressure within the eye is also known as ocular hypertension.
Ocular hypertension can lead to glaucoma. The eye medication is an ideal choice for reduction of eye pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma.
An ophthalmologist will prescribe Careprost Plus when a patient does not respond to any other ophthalmic preparations containing prostaglandin analogues or beta blockers. The eye drop solution has a rapid onset of action.
Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines used to treat pressure in the eyes (ocular hypertension) and glaucoma. It works by decreasing the pressure of fluid in the eye (aqueous humor), which helps in lowering the increased eye pressure.
Eye Drop is to be used only in the affected eye in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine.
Check the label thoroughly for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
The most common side effects include burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose, or mouth, immediately rinse it with plenty of water.
Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients of this medicine. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after the use of this medicine as it may cause temporary blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.
Instructions for the use
Use Careprost Plus exactly as your ophthalmologist has told you. Check with your health care specialist if you are not sure about how to use the eye drop.
It is recommended to use one drop daily in the affected eye. You can use it either in the morning or in the evening. Try to use it daily at the same time to maintain the continuity.
Make sure that the product bottle is sealed proof otherwise don?t use it.
Wash your hand and eyes before using the eye drop.
Tilt your head, look up, and squeeze the bottle to release one drop in the eye that needs treatment.
Close your eyes, while keeping the eye closed, all you need to do is press your finger against the corner of the closed eye (inside corner of your eye) and hold for two minutes.
This action is helpful in stopping the medication getting into the rest of the body.
Don?t let the tip of the bottle touch your eye or any other surface. Put the cap of the bottle immediately after using the medication.
If you have been told to use drop with other ophthalmic solution, take a gap of at least 5 to 10 minutes between putting Bimatoprost/Timolol and other medicine.
If you forget to use Bimatoprost/Timolol, there is nothing to think about much, what you need to do is use a single drop as an when you remember, and then go back to follow your normal dosing schedule. Avoid using the medication for more than once a day.
DROPS 0.03% DROPS 3ML belongs to the class of medication called ‘ophthalmic preparations’ used to treat raised /increased pressure in the eye.
It may lead to an illness called glaucoma. DROPS 0.03% DROPS 3ML is used alone or in combination with other drugs. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged. This damaged nerve leads to an increase in eye pressure abnormally.
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML contains Bimatoprost (prostaglandin analogue) and Timolol (beta-blocker), primarily used in treating ocular hypertension (high pressure of the eye).
Bimatoprost works by increasing the drainage of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye) from the eye and reducing eye pressure.
Timolol works by decreasing the fluid production in the eye as the increased pressure can lead to a disease called glaucoma. If the pressure is too high, it can also lead to loss of sight.
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML should be put only in the infected eye, and contact with the normal eye should be avoided.
Take CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending upon your medical condition.
The most common side effects of DROPS 3ML are eye pain, darkening of eyelashes, stinging sensation, irritation, foreign body sensation, change in the iris colour, itching, and burning sensation in the eye.
Most of these side effects of DROPS 3ML are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Put CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML only if the doctor prescribes you. Never encourage self-medication or suggest your medicine to someone else.
It would help if you did not stop taking DROPS 3ML suddenly as it may increase eye pressure. Do not take DROPS 3ML if you are allergic to sulphonamides, beta-blockers or have a severe kidney or liver disease.
Check with your doctor before starting CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML if you have dry eyes and cornea problem.
If you wear contact lenses or wearing them, remove it before using CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML, and you can put it back 15 minutes after using DROPS 3ML.
Also, do not stop CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML abruptly as it may lead to severe side-effects. Do not take any other eye medication with CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML, without consulting your doctor.
BENEFITS OF CAREPROST PLUS EYE DROP
In Treatment of Glaucoma
In Treatment of Ocular hypertension
When should Careprost Plus not be used?
Careprost Plus is not suitable for patients who have hypersensitivity to the active ingredients or any of the ingredients of the preparation.
It is not meant for people with reactive airway diseases, including bronchial asthma or a family history of bronchial asthma, and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD).
The use of careprost plus is contraindicated in people with health conditions like sino-atrial block, sinus bradycardia, sick sinus syndrome, cardiac failure, cardiogenic shock, second or third-degree atrioventricular block.
The eye drop should not be given to children and teenagers under 18.
Other medications and Careprost Plus
Careprost Plus can affect or be affected by other pharmaceutical agents you are using, including an ophthalmic solution for getting rid of glaucoma.
Let your healthcare specialist know if you are using any other medicine. Especially, inform your healthcare provider if you are using or intend to use drugs to lower blood pressure, diabetes medications, heart medicine, or medicines to treat depression like paroxetine and fluoxetine.
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML is a combination drug containing ‘ophthalmic medication,’ used to treat raised /increased pressure in the eye.
It contains Bimatoprost (prostaglandin analogue) and Timolol (beta-blocker), primarily used in treating ocular hypertension (high pressure of the eye).
Increased pressure is left untreated; it may lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure is too high, it can also lead to loss of sight.
Bimatoprost works by increasing the drainage of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye) from the eye and reducing eye pressure. Timolol works by decreasing the production of fluid in the eye.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML
- Eye pain
- Darkening of eyelashes
- Stinging sensation
- Foreign body sensation
- Change in colour of the iris
- Burning sensation in the eye
Alcohol is not known to cause any unpleasant side effects if taken along with CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML.
But intake of alcohol with CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML may damage your liver. So intake of CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML should be avoided with CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML.
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML is a pregnancy Category C medicine. It may affect pregnant women or the fetus. Hence, the intake of CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML should be avoided if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant as it may harm the baby.
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML is excreted in human milk. But the amount of CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML absorbed by the nursing infant is unknown. So, it should not be taken while breastfeeding.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML is known to cause blurry vision, so driving or operating any machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
CAREPROST PLUS 0.03% DROPS 3ML to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.