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bimatoprost ophthalmic implant

Pronunciation: bih MAT o prost

Brand: Durysta

What is the most important information I should know about Durysta?

You should not be treated with Durysta if you have an eye infection, problems with your cornea, if you have had a corneal transplant, or if the sack around the lens of your eye is missing or torn.

What is bimatoprost ophthalmic implant (Durysta)?

Bimatoprost ophthalmic (for the eyes) lowers pressure in the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye.

Bimatoprost ophthalmic implant (Durysta) is used to treat adults with open-angle glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.

Bimatoprost ophthalmic implant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving (Durysta)?

You should not be treated with Durysta if you are allergic to bimatoprost, or if you have:

  • an infection in or around your eye;
  • problems with your cornea (the surface of your eye);
  • a history of corneal transplant; or
  • if the sack around the lens of your eye (posterior lens capsule) is missing or torn.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • eye problems in the space where your cornea meets your iris (the colored part of your eye);
  • cataract surgery; or
  • inflammation inside your eye.

Durysta may cause a gradual change in the color of brown eyes, usually an increase in pigment. This change occurs slowly and may be permanent even after your treatment ends.

How is Durysta given?

Durysta is a tiny implant that is placed directly inside your eye (usually one per eye) by your eye doctor.

Your doctor may use a medicine to numb your eye before inserting the implant.

The Durysta implant will dissolve over time, and its effects should last for several months.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Durysta is used as a single implant and does not have a daily dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

Since this medicine is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

What should I avoid after receiving Durysta?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are the possible side effects of Durysta?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • worsening eye pain or redness;
  • vision changes;
  • increased sensitivity to light; or
  • signs of eye infection --puffy eyelids, eye redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage, vision loss.

Common side effects may include:

  • eye redness or a blood spot on the white of your eye;
  • eye pain;
  • feeling like something is in your eye;
  • eye dryness or irritation;
  • blurred vision, inflammation of the iris;
  • headache;
  • increased pressure inside the eye; or
  • a loss of cells on the inner layer of your cornea.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Durysta?

Medicine used in the eyes is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about bimatoprost ophthalmic implant (Durysta).

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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