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LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL eye drops, solution, in single-dose container
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL, eye drops, solution, in single-dose container
1. What LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose
3. How to use LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose
6. Contents of the pack and other information
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose is an antiglaucoma preparation. It belongs to a group of medicines called prostamides.
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose eye drops are used to reduce high pressure in the eye. This medicine may be used on its own or with other drops called beta-blockers which also reduce pressure.
Your eye contains a clear, watery liquid that feeds the inside of the eye. Liquid is constantly being drained out of the eye and new liquid is made to replace this. If the liquid cannot drain out quickly enough, the pressure inside the eye builds up. This medicine works by increasing the amount of liquid that is drained. This reduces the pressure inside the eye. If the high pressure is not reduced, it could lead to a disease called glaucoma and eventually damage your sight.
This medicine does not contain a preservative.
Talk to you doctor or pharmacist before you use LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist, if:
During treatment, LUMIGAN may cause a loss of fat around the eye, which may cause your eyelid crease to deepen, your eye to appear sunken (enophthalmos), your upper eyelid to droop (ptosis), the skin around your eye to tighten (involution of dermatochalasis) and the lower white part of your eye to become more visible (inferior scleral show). The changes are typically mild, but if pronounced, they can affect your field of vision. The changes may disappear if you stop taking LUMIGAN.
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose may also cause your eyelashes to darken and grow, and cause the skin around the eyelid to darken too. The colour of your iris may also go darker. These changes may be permanent. The changes may be more noticeable if you are only treating one eye.
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose has not been tested in children under the age of 18 and therefore should not be used by patients under 18 years.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you might be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose may get into breast milk so you should not breast-feed while you are taking this medicine.
Your sight may become blurred for a short time just after using LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose.
You should not drive or use machines until your sight is clear again.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is one drop once daily, in the evening, once daily in each eye that needs treatment. LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose should only be applied to the eye
If you use LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose with another eye medicine, wait at least 5 minutes between using LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose and the other eye medicine.
Do not use more than once a day as the effectiveness of treatment may be reduced.
Wash your hands before use. Make sure that the single-dose container is intact before use. The solution should be used immediately after opening. To avoid contamination, do not let the open-end of the single-dose container touch your eye or anything else.
1. Take one single-dose container from the pouch and hold it upright (with the cap pointing upwards) and twist off the cap.
2. Gently pull down the lower eyelid to form a pocket. Turn the single-dose container upside down and squeeze it to release 1 drop into the affected eye(s).
3. Throw away the single-dose container after you have used it, even if there is some solution left.
Wipe off any excess that runs down the cheek.
If you wear contact lenses, take your lenses out before using this medicine. Wait 15 minutes after using the drops, and before you put your lenses back in.
If you use more of this medicine than you should, it is unlikely to cause you any serious harm. Put your next dose in at the usual time. If you are worried, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use this medicine, use a single drop as soon as you remember, and then go back to your regular routine. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose should be used every day to work properly. If you stop using LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose the pressure inside your eye may go up, therefore talk to your doctor before stopping this treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very common side effects
These may affect one or more users in 10
Affecting the eye
Common side effects
These may affect 1 to 9 users in 100
Affecting the eye
Uncommon side effects
These may affect 1 to 9 users in 1000
Affecting the eye
Affecting the body
Side effects where the frequency is not known
Affecting the eye
Affecting the body
In addition to the side effects for LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose, the following side effects have been seen with the preserved multi-dose formulation of LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL and may occur in patients taking LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose:
Other side effects reported with eye drops containing phosphates
In very rare cases, some patients with severe damage to the clear layer at the front of the eye (the cornea) have developed cloudy patches on the cornea due to calcium build-up during treatment.
Reporting side effects
If you get any of the side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of the medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
This medicine is for single use only and does not contain preservatives. Do not keep any unused solution.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the single-dose container and the carton after the expiry date (EXP):. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage condition. However, once the pouch is opened use within 30 days.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
LUMIGAN 0.3 mg/mL single-dose is a clear, colourless solution supplied in single-dose plastic containers, each containing 0.4 ml of solution.
Pack contains 5-single-dose containers in a carton.
Pack contains 3 or 9 aluminium foil pouches, each containing 10 single-dose containers, for a total of 30 or 90 single-dose containers in a carton, respectively.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
For any information about this medicine, please contact the local representative of the marketing authorisation holder.
This leaflet was last revised in 02/2022