What is Lashisma?

Lashisma Injection is used for Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension and other conditions.

Lashisma Injection contains Bimatoprost as an active ingredient.

Lashisma Injection works by lowering the eye pressure thus increasing the flow of fluids out of the eye.

Lashisma Injection Uses

Lashisma Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension

Lashisma Injection Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Lashisma Injection improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Lowering the eye pressure thus increasing the flow of fluids out of the eye.

Lashisma Injection – Composition and Active Ingredients

Lashisma Injection is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Bimatoprost (0.03% W/V)

Lashisma Injection – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Lashisma Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Upper Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea

Lashisma Injection – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
  • Do not use for more than once a day
  • Do not use the drops when you are wearing contact lenses
  • Using another topical eye medication

Lashisma Injection – Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Lashisma Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Lashisma Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Latanoprost

Lashisma Injection – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Lashisma Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Lashisma Injection should not be used if you have the following conditions:

  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Absent eye lens
  • Inflammation of the iris
  • Inflammation of the uvea of the eye
  • Macular swelling and degeneration of the eye

Other important Information on Lashisma Injection

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Lashisma Injection

Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Lashisma Injection, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Lashisma Injection

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Lashisma Injection.

Expired Lashisma Injection

Taking a single dose of expired Lashisma Injection is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Lashisma Injection – Packages and Strengths

Lashisma Injection is available in the following packages and strengths

Lashisma Injection – Packages: 3ML Injection

Lashisma Injection – Strengths: 0.03%W+V

Lashisma Injection – Frequently asked Questions

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Lashisma Injection medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Lashisma Injection. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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