Careprost contains the active ingredient Bimatoprost, which is a synthethic analogue of a natural occuring chemical called prostglandin. Prostglandine is involved in hair growth and the way that it works is by increasing the length of the phase in which the hair growth is active. This will result in your eyelashes getting longer, darker and will fill up any gaps on your eyelids caused by hypotrichosis.
Dosage and direction
The way of using Careprost eye drops for maximum effieciency in eyelash growth is, as follows:
Careprost eye drops should be used everyday by applying the drug at the base of the upper eyelid. Do not apply it on the lower eyelid. Before applying Careprost eye drops, make sure that your face is clean, and you have your contact lenses removed. To apply the drops you will need the special applicators which come in boxes containing 30 pieces that will be enough for a whole month. Make sure that the brush is perfectly clean before using it to apply the drops, because if it is contaminated, the risk of infection is high. Apply one drop of Careprost eye drops to the applicator, then gently touch the skin of the upper eyelid margin. If Careprost eye drops get into your eyes, there is no need to wash it off, as it will do no harm.
Please note that treatment for eyelash growth requires commitment. Results will start to show only after 8 weeks of continuous application, and will maximize around the 16th to 20th week. Upon discontinuation of the treatment using Careprost eye drops, eyelashes may revert back to their pre-treatment state. Using too much of this medicine will not make it more effective. It takes regular use and the following of the doctor’s exact orders. If you use Careprost eye drops different and in a higher quantity that the doctor prescribed, you may actually make it less effective in the accomplishment of the ultimate goal of eyelash growth.
The use of Careprost eye drops is not recommended while wearing contact lenses, as there are in the drug ingredients which may be absorbed by the lenses. It is advised that after use, you should wait for at least 15 to 20 minutes before putting the contact lenses back in.
It is contraindicated that you operate heavy machinery immediately you have applied Careprost eye drops, as your vision may be impaired and this may lead to accidents.
Possible side effects
The most commonly reported side effects are: illusions, conjunctival hyperemia, stinging/pricking/soreness in the eyelid, sensitivity to light, dizziness/headache, cold/respiratory complications
Careprost eyedrops have been reported to interact with Latanoprost, but that does not mean that you should hide from your doctor any other type of medication you are using at the moment of your visit.
If you miss a dose of Careprost eye drops take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
There are no such serious effects of overdose. On conditions that overdose is suspected the sufferer must seek a doctor’s advice.
You should store your Careprost eye drops in a cool place where the temperature stays below 25°C and always replace the top on the bottle to prevent contamination. Discard the bottle of Careprost eye drops 4 weeks after opening.