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Bimatoprost

Bimatoprost is a drug used to treat Glaucomaplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigGlaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases - the leading cause of non-reversible blindness worldwide. It's linked* with increased intra-ocular pressure (IOP) and results in damage to the retinal cells and the optic nerve. (Note the increased IOP is also sometimes cal…
- linked to excess pressure within the eye. It currently has more than 2 million prescriptions per year in the US alone. Marketed, usually as eye-drops, under the brand names Lumigan, Latisse, Vistitan and others.

Its mechanism of action is unknown. No prostamide receptor has yet been identified. See : Wikipedia

Note: Its also used to treat excess eyelash growth - also with an unknown mechanism of action.


Also see : Betaxololplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigBetaxolol

Betaxolol - currently sold under brand names Betoptic, Betoptic S, Lokren, Kerlone and others - is a prescription drug used to treat Glaucomaand its associated ocular hypertension. It was patented in 1975 and was first licenced for medical use over forty year…


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