LATISSE®Grow longer, fuller, darker eyelashes.
Latisse® is used to treat patients with not enough or inadequate eyelashes. Bimatoprost makes the eyelashes more noticeable by causing more eyelashes to grow and making them longer, thicker, and darker. Bimatoprost is similar to a natural chemical in the body prostaglandin.
Bimatoprost is also used to treat glaucoma. If you are already using or are directed to use bimatoprost to treat glaucoma, be careful not to get this eyelash medication into your eyes. Getting extra bimatoprost in your eyes may make it less effective for treating glaucoma. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How to use Latisse®
To apply this medication, first wash your hands and face. Remove any makeup and contact lenses. Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes after applying this medication. Place one drop of this medication onto the provided applicator. Then immediately draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the bottom of the eyelashes going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. Blot any excess solution that is applied beyond the eyelid margin. Throw away the applicator after applying the medication. Repeat with a new applicator for the other upper eyelid. This medication is not for use on the lower eyelids.
If any medication gets into the eye, do not rinse your eye. It is not likely to cause any harm if this medication gets into the eye, because it is the same medication that is used in the eyes to treat glaucoma.
To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eyelashes or any other surface. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use, and keep the cap tightly closed.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each evening. Do not use more of this medication than recommended. Using more will not make this medication work faster. It may take up to 2 months before the full benefits of using this medication are seen.
When this medication is stopped, expect the appearance of the eyelashes to return to the way they looked before starting treatment with bimatoprost.
It is possible that the effects between your two sets of eyelashes may not be the same. There may be differences in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, color, number or direction of growth. If any of these occur, talk to your doctor.
Some side effects are 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.
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, the iris. This effect has not been shown to occur when this medication is used to improve eyelash appearance. However, bimatoprost may also cause eyelid changes or 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.
Serious allergic reactions to this drug are unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include rash, itching/swelling especially of the face, tongue, throat, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: certain glaucoma eye drops (such as bimatoprost, latanoprost, travoprost).
This is not a complete list of possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Store Latisse® between 36-77 degrees F (2-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.