Indian Dermatology Online Journal

DRUG PROFILE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 224--228

Bimatoprost in dermatology


Abhijeet K Jha1, Rashmi Sarkar2, Uday K Udayan1, PK Roy1, Amar K Jha1, R. K. P Chaudhary1 
1 Department of Skin and V.D, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhijeet K Jha
Department of Skin and V.D, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar
India

Bimatoprost is a prostamide analogue used for treatment of glaucoma in ophthalmology. Surprisingly, the side effects such as increased pigmentation of eyelids and hypertrichosis in patients being treated with prostaglandin analogues for glaucoma have opened new areas of application in various dermatological disorders such as alopecia mainly affecting eyelashes, eyebrows, and vitiligo.


How to cite this article:
Jha AK, Sarkar R, Udayan UK, Roy P K, Jha AK, Chaudhary R. Bimatoprost in dermatology.Indian Dermatol Online J 2018;9:224-228


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Jha AK, Sarkar R, Udayan UK, Roy P K, Jha AK, Chaudhary R. Bimatoprost in dermatology. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jan 17 ];9:224-228
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