Alternate-night Dosing Schedule Effective With Lumigan

October 15, 2011

Researchers noted nearly identical IOP in patients who took Lumigan 0.03% every other night, compared to every night. I have noticed this, too, among my patients who did this out of concern for cost or simply not particularly compliant. For some patients, this may also very well be a good idea for those who have fewer side effects from every-other night dosing. I have switched to Lumigam 0.01% and indeed notice less redness. I will consider going QOD for those insurance plans that don’t cover this concentration.

 

 



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2 Responses to “Alternate-night Dosing Schedule Effective With Lumigan”

  1. tara on June 25th, 2012 11:04 pm

    So, might be the results be the same with travatan or xalatan (that alternate nite dosing would be as effective lowering IOP??) , & make all these drops easier to tolerate eg. reduce, or draw out, side effects like the darkening of the iris, red eyes etc in susceptible patients?

  2. ari on June 27th, 2012 11:13 am

    no harm in trying an alternate day schedule and see how the pressure is.

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