Careprost Eye Drops is a prostaglandin analog that is used for the treatment of increased fluid pressure inside the eye (intraocular hypertension) and open-angle glaucoma, a progressive condition that may eventually lead to vision loss. The topical ophthalmic form of this medicine is used for the treatment of inadequate amount of eyelashes (hypotrichosis); it increases their length, thickness, and darkness. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 16 years of age.
Usages depend on what it is prescribed for?
The ophthalmic form of this medicine is used for the treatment of patients suffering from intraocular hypertension; it reduces the fluid pressure inside the eyes.
Open Angle Glaucoma
The ophthalmic form of this medicine is used to reduce fluid pressure inside the eyes of patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma, a condition characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve that may eventually lead to vision loss.
Hypotrichosis of the eyelashes
The topical ophthalmic form of this medicine is used for the treatment of inadequate amount of eyelashes (hypotrichosis); it increases the length, thickness, and darkness of the eyelashes.
If a dose of this medicine is missed, skip the missed dose and administer the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary.
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition. If the medicine is used, monitor the infant closely for any adverse effects.
The ophthalmic form of this medicine is not recommended for use if you are wearing soft contact lenses. The lens should be removed prior to administration of the eye drops and can be reinserted after 15 minutes of administration.
If the ophthalmic solution of this medicine is contaminated by bacteria, it can lead to an infection of the cornea (bacterial keratitis). Patients are advised to take all hygienic precautions to ensure that the medicine is not contaminated.
Eyelash changes and Pigmentation
Use of this medicine may cause some changes in eyelashes such as increased length, thickness, pigmentation, a misdirected growth of eyelashes, etc. This medicine may also change the eye color by increasing the amount of brown pigment in the iris.
Use in paediatrics
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 16 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
Driving or operating machines
This medicine may cause blurred vision in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience this symptom during treatment with this medicine.