There is no the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved generic product available in the US, our company received a report about patients purchasing a non-FDA approved drug product that was claiming to be a generic for a US product. Careprost (bimatoprost 0.03%) is definitely approved by FDA as a generic bimatoprost 0.03%! As a reminder, always use caution when purchasing products on the internet. Products which are approved for use in the United States can be located here.
The FDA approved Careprost as an eyelash growth product is very popular all these years. The active ingredient, bimatoprost, is a drug that is used for the treatment for glaucoma. Some users of rival over the counter eyelash growth products such as careprost, which also use a glaucoma drug, have told Truth In Aging that they have suffered side effects such hair growing on their cheeks.
Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin – a fatty acid that has hormone-like effects on the body. As an eye drop medication, it’s used to treat glaucoma by relieving the pressure inside the eye. It can cause lasting brown discoloration of the iris over months or years of use, as well as periorbital fat atrophy – a hollowing-out appearance of the eyelids.
In an eyelash grower, bimatoprost’s function and effects are slightly different.REP