Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Apply Bimatoprost+Timolol in the affected eye(s) exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor. Do not stop treatment with Bimatoprost+Timolol unless your doctor has advised you to do so.
Follow these steps:
1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before applying the eye drop.
2. Tilt your head slightly backwards and look upwards.
3. Use your finger to gently pull the lower eyelid down.
4. Apply the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
5. Close your eye and gently press the corner of your eye (near the nose bridge) for 1 minute.
6. If you have been given another eye drop to be used together with Bimatoprost+Timolol, you should wait at least 5 minutes before applying the second eye drop.
Do not allow the tip of the eye drop bottle to touch your eyes, eyelids or other surfaces. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.
Bimatoprost+Timolol eye drop may contain a preservative known as benzalkonium chloride. This may discolour soft contact lenses and cause eye irritation. If you are wearing contact lenses, you should remove your lenses when applying the eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.
Do not share your eye drop with anyone else.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Bimatoprost+Timolol.
Inform your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions:
- thyroid disease
- low blood sugar
- any other metabolic conditions
If you have diabetes, you will need to monitor your sugar levels more closely while being treated with Bimatoprost+Timolol.
Inform your doctor if you suffer from any form of allergy.
Alert your doctor if you have any other eye problems or if you are about to have or have had surgery performed on your eyes.
Alert your doctor if you develop any eye infection.
Some brands of Bimatoprost+Timolol may contain benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. This may discolour soft contact lens and cause eye irritation. If you are using contact lenses, you should remove your lenses when applying the eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.
You will need to have your eyes checked regularly to monitor the pressure in your eyes. It is important that you keep all appointments with your doctor.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are being treated with Bimatoprost+Timolol.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have a history of, or suffer from any of these conditions:
- heart disease
- lung disease
- circulatory problems such as Raynaud's disease
- chest pain (Prinzmetal's angina)
- an adrenal gland tumour known as phaeochromocytoma
- low blood pressure
- problems with your cornea
Do not use Bimatoprost+Timolol eye drops if you are taking or have taken any mood medicines or antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Some examples of MAOIs include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, moclobemide, selegiline and tranylcypromine. Alert your doctor if you are taking or have taken any of these medicines or other MAOIs.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Bimatoprost and Timolol are combined together in this eye drop.
Bimatoprost+Timolol is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure in the eye.
It helps to lower the pressure in the eye. If left untreated, an increase in pressure within the eye can cause loss of vision and damage to the eyes.
What side effects could I experience?
Bimatoprost+Timolol may cause blurred vision or dizziness. If you are affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert or be able to see clearly.
Bimatoprost+Timolol may cause a gradual change in the colour of your eye, eyelashes and eyelid. You may also experience an increased growth and thickening of your eyelashes. These changes usually occur over months or years and may be permanent. It is usually more noticeable if you are using Bimatoprost+Timolol in only one eye.
Other common side effects with Bimatoprost+Timolol may include eye irritation, redness, discomfort or pain, dry eyes, swelling of the eyelids and visual disturbances. Inform your doctor if these side effects are severe or if they do not go away.
Other side effects are not common but may be serious. Alert your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:
- swelling of the face, eyes, mouth, tongue or throat
- breathing difficulties
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- chest pain
- muscle weakness
- low blood sugar
Alert your doctor if you experience any other side effects while being treated with Bimatoprost+Timolol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Store the eye drop at 25Â°C. The bottle should be placed in the carton after use to protect the contents from light. Light may cause the medication to lose some of its effectiveness.
Do not use for longer than 28 days after the seal on the bottle has been broken.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Do not use Bimatoprost+Timolol eye drops if you are taking any mood medicines or antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Some examples of MAOIs include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, moclobemide, selegiline and tranylcypromine. Alert your doctor if you are taking or have taken any of these medicines or other MAOIs.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines for heart problems or high blood pressure, especially a certain type called a beta-blocker. Examples of beta-blockers include atenolol, propranolol and metoprolol.
Also inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines for stomach problems, depression, diabetes or any other medicines for the eyes.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.