There are no specific food items to avoid when using this medication. Nor do you need to avoid sunlight, as with some other systemic medications.
Should you experience any pain, change in or loss of vision, contact your eye care provider.
your iris color (mostly in hazel or light brown eyes}. It may make the whites of your eyes red, but this effect usually improves with time. If redness persists, it may indicate an allergic reaction, especially if itching accompanies the redness.
Lumigan can typically make your eyes red for the first few weeks that you
are using it. This commonly goes away with time. One other side effect that
some people actually enjoy is the tendency for eyelashes to grow longer and
There aren't any specific food interactions you need to worry about. It is
always a good idea to have a diet rich in antioxidants and leafy green
vegetables to support eye health. Also, avoid smoking and excessive UV
light exposure to help protect your eyes.
Use it at night or anyitme of the day but use it everyday , religiously !!
- occasionally patients may experience temporary redness and irritation.
- long term use can also lead to pigment changes around eyes and darkening of iris color in some patients
Increasingly "red eyes", eyelid discoloration, eyelash growth & rarely, in very long term use a chance of increasing discoloration of your iris (eye color).
However, this Class of Glaucoma meds is one of the most effective and most commonly prescribed agents in the management of Glaucoma.
You can discuss these issues with your Physician.
Lumigan, which you have been advised to take.
Also, ask your GP or Internist if he has any concerns regarding this or that eyedrop.
Then read the side effects of a given medication. For example
Lumigan has an effect of occasionally causing increased pigment to adjacent skin and causing longer lash growth and darkening and growth of lashes. This might be bothersome to some users.
Lastly, if you have not already done so, make a complete list of your medicines, how often they are taken and their route of administration (by mouth, inhaled, eyedrops etc.
then keep in a safe easily found place.
Roger Ohanesian MD