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Nov 15, 2022

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Women's Health

Pharmacist's Review On Latisse

Have you noticed your eyelashes getting thinner or falling out over time? Do you want longer and fuller eyelashes in just 4 months? If so, Latisse may be perfect for you!

What is Latisse?

Latisse is the brand of a generic prescription medication called bimatoprost topical ophthalmic (0.03%). Prostaglandins are a naturally occurring substance, and Latisse is a synthetic version of it and has the same main ingredient as Lumigan, a medication used to treat glaucoma.

What is Latisse used for?

Latisse Before and After

This medication is FDA-approved for the treatment of a medical condition referred to as hypotrichosis (abnormal growth of your eyelashes). The growth, length, thickness, and darkness of your eyelashes are all improved by Latisse in 16 weeks.

Latisse Side Effects

  • Eye redness, discomfort, and/or itching

    In various clinical studies, this was shown to be reversible and occurred in about 4% of individuals.

  • You may experience darkening of your skin

    Although this type of hyperpigmentation only occurred in approximately 2.9% of individuals who participated in clinical research, studies suggest that this type of skin darkening can also be reversed.

  • Darkening of your iris (may change the colored part of your eye(s) to brown)

    This is uncommon, and may sometimes be rare, however, it is possibly permanent.

  • Possible hair growth in other skin regions where the drug comes into contact

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction to Latisse: hives, trouble breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, seek emergency medical attention.

How to Apply

  • Apply a single drop of Latisse 0.03% nightly along the skin of your upper eyelid region at the base of your eyelashes using the disposable, sterile applicator included with the product.
  • With a tissue or absorbent cloth, blot any excess fluid that has flowed outside the upper eyelid region.
  • After 1 use, throw the applicator away. Utilize a clean applicator to repeat for your other eyelid.

Things to be aware of before using Latisse

  • Individuals under the age of 18 are not permitted to use Latisse. Additionally, it is not advised for women who are nursing or pregnant.
  • Particular eye drops used for glaucomas such as bimatoprost, latanoprost, travoprost, and Latisse may interact. All prescription drugs and dietary supplements you take should be disclosed to your doctor.
  • Before using Latisse, remove your contact lenses. Place your contact lenses back in your eyes 15 minutes after using this medication.

Speak With Your Doctor

Latisse is generally a safe and effective medication for eyelash loss. Talk to your ophthalmologist today about using Latisse and send your prescription to Marley Drug. Save up to 95% compared to your local pharmacy by using Marley Drug.