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LUMIGAN (BIMATOPROST OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION) 0.01% is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 2013-06-13. It is marketed by ALLERGAN SINGAPORE PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN14365P.
This product contains Bimatoprost 0.01% w/v in the form of SOLUTION, STERILE. It is approved for OPHTHALMIC use.
This product is manufactured by Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland in IRELAND.
It is a Prescription Only Medicine that can only be obtained from a doctor or a dentist, or a pharmacist with a prescription from a Singapore-registered doctor or dentist.
Bimatoprost ophthalmic solution is a topical medication used for controlling the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure. It is a prostaglandin analogue that works by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes. It binds to the prostanoid FP receptor.
For the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who are intolerant of other intraocular pressure lowering medications or insufficiently responsive (failed to achieve target IOP determined after multiple measurements over time) to another intraocular pressure lowering medication.
Mechanism of Action
Bimatoprost is believed to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in humans by increasing outflow of aqueous humor through both the trabecular meshwork and uveoscleral routes. Bimatoprost reduces the pressure in the eye by mimicking the action of a naturally-occuring prostaglandin. Prostaglandins are a group of chemicals found in many places in the body. In the eye, they increase the drainage of the aqueous humour out of the eyeball. Bimatoprost is a synthetic compound related to one of the natural prostaglandins, and works by increasing the drainage of aqueous humour out of the eyeball. Bimatoprost may also lower the rate of aqueous formation in the eye. Both these effects decrease the pressure within the eye.
- Systemically absorbed when administered to the eye.
- * 0.67 L/kg
- Bimatoprost undergoes oxidation, N-deethylation and glucuronidation to form a variety of metabolites.
* 1.5 L/hr/kg [Healthy subjects receiving IV administration of 3.12 ug/kg]
In oral (by gavage) mouse and rat studies, doses up to 100 mg/kg/day did not produce any toxicity. This dose expressed as mg/m2 is at least 70 times higher than the accidental dose of one bottle of bimatoprost for a 10 kg child.
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Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.