Careprost eye solution is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which pressure in the eye is increased and can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (increased pressure in the eye).
Use Careprost as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Use Careprost in the evening unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Soft contact lenses may absorb a chemical in Careprost. Remove contact lenses before you use Careprost; lenses may be placed back in the eyes 15 minutes after use of Careprost.
Wash your hands before and after using Careprost.
Tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eyelid for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean, dry tissue, being careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.
To prevent waste of Careprost, do not squeeze the bottle. Turn the bottle upright immediately after a drop is released.
To prevent germs from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye. Keep the container tightly closed.
Use Careprost at least 5 minutes apart from any other medicine that you put in your eye.
Continue to use Careprost even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
If you miss a dose of Careprost, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
As a 0.03% solution: Instill 1 drop into affected eye(s) once every night.
Store Careprost drops between 36 and 77 degrees F (2 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Careprost drops out of the reach of children and away from pets.