Careprost is a prostaglandin analog. It works to lower pressure in the eye by increasing fluid drainage from the eye. Careprost Eye Drops can treat hypotrichosis (congenital deficiency of hair) of the eyelashes including growth, length, thickness and darkness.
Dosage and direction of Careprost Eye Drops
- Apply one drop of Careprost eye drop on a sterile eyeliner applicator to the upper eyelid margin, the base of the upper eyelashes until the eyelashes are moist.
Blot any excess solution runoff by tissues or cotton. Repeat for another eye with a new sterile applicator. Do not apply any on the lower eyelashes.
- The dose of Careprost will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label.
- Adult: As a 0.03% solution: Instill 1 drop into affected eye(s) once every night.
Eyelashes growth may revert back to pre-treatment level upon discontinuation of the Careprost Eye Drops.
- Careprost is contraindicated in patients with clinically significant hypersensitivity to Careprost or to any of the excipients.
- Do not use this medicine in larger amounts than recommended. Using more of this medicine will not make it more effective.
- Do not use this medication while wearing contact lenses. Careprost topical ophthalmic may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses.
Possible side effects
Side effects of using Careprost Eye Drops may include dry eyes, eye pruritus (itchiness), skin hyperpigmentation (increase in natural color of skin), ocular irritations, conjunctival hyperemia (abnormal large amount of blood the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids), inflammation of the eyelid, etc.
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Careprost. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
- You may store the medicine in the refrigerator or at room temperature