IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Latisse Lash Precautions
Before using bimatoprost, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to similar drugs (such as latanoprost, travoprost); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
- eye pressure problems (such as glaucoma)
- other eye problems (such as macular edema, iritis, uveitis, lens extraction/aphakia)
If you develop a new eye condition (such as infection, eye surgery, eye injury) while using this medication, discuss with your doctor whether you should start using a new bottle.
If you are having your eye pressure tested, tell the testing personnel (such as optometrist or ophthalmologist) that you are using this medication.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Latisse Lash Side Effects
Eye redness/discomfort/itching/dryness or eyelid redness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
It is possible for hair growth to happen in other areas of your skin where this medication frequently touches. Be sure to wipe any extra medication after applying it to the eyelash margins (see also How to Use section).
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
It has been shown that when this medication is applied directly into the eyes to treat glaucoma, it may slowly (over months to years) cause brown discoloration of the colored portion of the eye (iris). This effect has not been shown to occur when this medication is used to improve eyelash appearance. However, bimatoprost may also cause a darkening of the skin around the base of the eyelashes. These changes may be permanent, but the long-term effects are uncertain. Tell your doctor if this occurs.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
- eye pain
- suspected eye infection (discharge, unusual redness, swelling of eyes)
- rapid vision changes (such as loss of vision)
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- severe dizziness
- trouble breathing
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised August 2010 Copyright(c) 2010 First DataBank, Inc.