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What should I know about bimatoprost ophthalmic before using it?

There are several things you should know while using bimatoprost opthalmic solution. If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before using bimatoprost ophthalmic and then wait at least 15 minutes to put them back in. If you have an eye injury or infection, or if you undergo eye surgery while you are using bimatoprost ophthalmic, talk to your doctor. When using bimatoprost ophthalmic, you must not allow the dropper tip to come into contact with any surface, including your hands or eyes. Contamination of the dropper could lead to a serious eye infection and vision loss.

Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution can cause permanent darkening of the iris or the eyelashes. Before using bimatoprost ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you have or ever had kidney or liver disease, eye inflammation or a torn or missing lens; and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the drug may harmful to the unborn or nursing baby.

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