Also known as AGN 192024, Bimatoprostum, Latisse, Lumigan

A synthetic prostamide and structural prostaglandin analogue with ocular hypotensive activity. Bimatoprost mimics the effects of the endogenous prostamides and reduces intraocular pressure by increasing outflow of aqueous humor through both the pressure-sensitive outflow pathway (the trabecular meshwork), and the pressure-insensitive outflow pathway (the uveoscleral routes). It is not clear whether bimatoprost lowers intraocular pressure by stimulating F-Prostanoid receptors or by acting on specific prostamide receptors.

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Can I take Bimatoprost while breastfeeding?

No information is available on the use of bimatoprost during breastfeeding. Because of its short half-life it is not likely to reach the bloodstream of the infant or cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. To substantially diminish the amount of drug that reaches the breastmilk after using eye drops, place pressure over the tear duct by the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.

Drug levels

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in breastfed infants

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Possible effects on lactation

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

References

Last Revision Date

20150310

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Source: LactMed – National Library of Medicine (NLM)

3D Model of the Bimatoprost molecule

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