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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dosage is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. LUMIGAN® 0.03% (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) should not be administered more than once daily since it has been shown that more frequent administration of prostaglandin analogs may decrease the intraocular pressure lowering effect.
Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 4 hours after the first administration with maximum effect reached within approximately 8 to 12 hours.
LUMIGAN® 0.03% may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure. If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least five (5) minutes apart.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Ophthalmic solution containing bimatoprost 0.3 mg/mL
Storage And Handling
LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is supplied sterile in opaque white low density polyethylene ophthalmic dispenser bottles and tips with turquoise polystyrene caps in the following sizes:
2.5 mL fill in 5 mL container -NDC 0023-9187-03
5 mL fill in 10 mL container -NDC 0023-9187-05
7.5 mL fill in 10 mL container -NDC 0023-9187-07
Store at 2°-25°C (36°-77°F).
Allergan, Inc. Irvine, CA 92612. Revised: 09/2014
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/20/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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