Frequently asked questions about using Careprost (Bimatoprost)

What is Kareprost?

Kareprost is a solution of bimatoprost, a special drug that can be used to treat eyelashes from hypotrichosis, make them darker, thicker, longer.

What is hypotrichosis?

Hypotrichosis of the eyelashes – inadequate or insufficient growth, deterioration of the type of eyelashes.

How does bimatoprost solution work?

The drug has a beneficial effect on the cyclic phase of growth, known as anagen, hair eyelashes in different directions. First of all, it increases the duration of this phase, and, moreover, increases the amount of hair of the eyelashes during growth.

How to use bimatoprost?

Every evening, the drug should be carefully applied to the upper eyelid only near the base of the eyelashes. The solution bimatoprost can not be used for the lower eyelid and eyes, because it can cause excessive hair growth outside the required area. More information is available on the page.

After how many results will be noticeable?

Users of the drug will see results in 8 weeks (2 months). The maximum result will be noticeable by 12-16 weeks. The growth of beautiful and healthy eyelashes occurs gradually at night.

Is Bimatoprost a replacement for eye mascara?

Not. Bimatoprost cannot work as a mascara, because it is only a special therapeutic solution for their growth. You can use traditional mascara in addition to the drug.

What should I do if I forget to use Kareprost (Bimatoprost) one evening or several days in a row?

If you miss the application, then do not try to catch up. You will only need to continue the treatment the next evening and try to adhere to the established schedule.

What happens if I stop using the drug?

After the end of the use of Kareprost, in the near future (a few weeks – months), the eyelashes will definitely return to the previous look.

What side effects may start due to bimatoprost solution?

The most frequent side effects after using Kareprost (bimatoprost solution) are the appearance of itching in the eyes, as well as redness of the eyes. About 4% of patients reported this. The solution can cause other side effects that are less common, but can appear not only on the eyes, but also on the skin close to the places where the drug is used. These side effects include darkening of the skin, redness of the eyelids, irritation and dry eyes. If your eyes have changed due to injuries or infections, visual acuity has decreased dramatically, an eye surgery has been performed, or some disease, such as conjunctivitis, has begun, then you should immediately consult with your doctor about the further use of this treatment solution.

Are there any special warnings that are associated with the use of the drug?

Bimatoprost is designed for use on the skin of the upper eyelid near the base of the eyelashes, but not on the lower eyelid. If you use drugs such as LUMIGAN with elevated intraocular pressure (PGD), or you have previously had abnormal PGD, bimatoprost is allowed only under strict medical supervision. Due to the use of this drug may begin darkening of the skin of the eyelids, but it will be reversible. Bimatoprost may cause an increase in the brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye that will be irreversible. There may be an increase in those places that are in contact with Kareprost. If a lot of the solution outside the field of the upper eyelid, then you need to gently soak it with some absorbent material to reduce the risk of spread. In addition, length and thickness, the number and direction of growth, density and pigmentation of eyelashes in different eyes can vary. If the differences are noticeable, they will disappear after the drug is discontinued.

What if I wear contact lenses?

Before Careprost is applied, you need to remove contact lenses. They are allowed to wear only 15 minutes after applying the therapeutic solution.

What if Careprost gets in your eyes?

Bimatoprost solution is a special drug for the eyes. Thus, contact with eyes will not cause any harm and they can not be washed.

Who should not use bimatoprost?

You can not use the drug if you have an allergy to any component.

What components are included in the solution?

Active component used: bimatoprost. Inactive components of the drug: benzalkonium chloride, citric acid, sodium chloride, distilled water, as well as sodium phosphate disubstituted. Sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid are added to adjust the pH. The preparation contains 6.8 – 7.8 pH.

Hyperpigmentation of the skin: what is it?

Hyperpigmentation of the skin is a normal harmless condition during which some areas darken. The cause of this phenomenon is an increase in melanin (brown pigment) produced in the skin to ensure normal skin color. Hyperpigmentation of the skin sometimes becomes a side effect of the use of Careprost, but the level of melanin becomes normal after discontinuation of the solution.

Increased intraocular pressure: what is it?

Increased intraocular pressure is a condition during which the pressure inside the eye exceeds the normal level. Due to bimatoprost, PGD levels can be reduced. If you are taking any medications to reduce PGD, you need to talk with your doctor about using bimatoprost solution. If you use Kareprost and other medications to reduce PGD and hypertensive eye disease is noted, you should regularly and closely monitor any changes in intraocular pressure.

Can the eye color change due to bimatoprost?

Brown pigmentation of the iris can be increased if the same composition of the solution is instilled to treat glaucoma or increased intraocular pressure. In clinical trials, iris pigmentation cannot be indicated, but patients should regularly report the risk of an increase in brown pigmentation that may become irreversible.

Why does the manual say that the solution can only be applied to the upper eyelids near the base of the eyelashes?

Clinical trials were conducted on patients who used careprost on the skin of the upper eyelids near the base of the eyelashes, and did not put the drug on the lower eyelids, eyes. There is a potential risk of beginning hair growth in places where the bimatoprost solution contacts the skin. Thus, it is allowed to use the drug only on the upper eyelids at the base of the eyelashes using a special applicator, and the excess – you need to wipe it thoroughly.

What to do if itching is noted in the eyes?

Immediately after starting the medication, itching may start. If you notice that itching persists or other symptoms appear, consult your doctor. If the condition of the eyes was changed due to injury or illness, the vision became less acute, an operation was performed on the eyes, it is important to consult a specialist to resolve all issues regarding the further application of the solution.

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