Generic Latisse® : BIMATOPROST
BIMATOPROST is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Latisse®
Latisse® is the registered trademark of Allergan, Inc..
LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
LATISSE® Important Safety Information If you are using, or have used, prescription products for any eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE® under close doctor care. Although not seen in LATISSE® clinical studies, may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may occur which may be reversible. Only apply at the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid. Hair growth may occur in other skin areas that LATISSE® solution frequently touches. If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE®. The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are itchy eyes and/or eye redness. If discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.
Medication information about generic Latisse
Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects.
3ml Bottle Chemical Name: BIMATOPROST (bye-MAT-oh-prost)
Possible Uses of Latisse: Latisse 0.03% Solution is a prostaglandin analog used to increase the length, thickness, and darkness of eyelashes.
Before using Latisse: Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Latisse 0.03% Solution. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including inflammation, swelling, infection, or injury of the eye, or a history of increased pressure in your eyes; allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you will be having eye surgery or if you use medicine to treat glaucoma or increased eye pressure. Tell your doctor if you wear contact lenses. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking Latisse 0.03% Solution.
How to take Latisse: Follow the directions for using Latisse 0.03% Solution provided by your doctor. An additional patient information leaflet is available with Latisse 0.03% Solution. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this information. Use Latisse 0.03% Solution once nightly unless your doctor tells you otherwise. TO USE LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION, wash your hands and face and remove any makeup and contact lenses. Place one drop of the medicine on the area of the applicator closest to the tip but not on the tip. Immediately draw the applicator carefully across the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes (where the eyelashes meet the skin) going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. BLOT ANY EXCESS SOLUTION beyond the eyelid margin. Throw the applicator away after one use. Repeat this process for the opposite upper eyelid margin using a new sterile applicator. DO NOT APPLY Latisse 0.03% Solution to the lower eyelash line. TO PREVENT GERMS from contaminating your medicine, do not touch the applicator tip or the tip of the bottle to any surface, including the fingers. DO NOT REUSE applicators and do not use any other brush/applicator to apply Latisse 0.03% Solution. USE LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION at least 5 minutes apart from any other medicine that you put in your eye. SOFT CONTACT LENSES may absorb a chemical in Latisse 0.03% Solution; lenses may be placed back in the eyes 15 minutes after use of Latisse 0.03% Solution. Hair may also grow in other areas where Latisse 0.03% Solution comes in repeated contact with skin surfaces. It is important to apply it as directed. STORE LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION between 36 and 77 degrees F (2 and 25 degrees C), away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. KEEP LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION out of the reach of children and away from pets. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT use 2 doses at once.
Precautions When Using Latisse: DO NOT USE LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION if you have had an allergic reaction to it or if you are allergic to any ingredient in this product. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE without checking with your doctor. Using more will not increase eyelash growth more than using it once nightly as directed. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, including eye surgery or eye pressure screening, tell the doctor that you are using Latisse 0.03% Solution. LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION IS FOR USE ON THE EYELID ONLY. If any of Latisse 0.03% Solution gets into get into your eye it will not cause harm. Do not rinse the eye. LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION MAY CAUSE the colored part of your eye (iris) to turn brown. This change may be permanent. It may not be noticeable for several months or years. LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION MAY CAUSE your eyelids to darken. This effect usually goes away after you stop using Latisse 0.03% Solution. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Latisse 0.03% Solution during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Latisse 0.03% Solution, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Side Effects of Latisse: SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using Latisse 0.03% Solution include darkening of the eyelid skin; or mild burning, dryness, itching, or redness of the eye. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience eye or eyelid discharge, inflammation, irritation, pain, or swelling; severe or persistent burning, dryness, itching, or redness of the eye; severe or persistent eye fatigue; or vision changes. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to Latisse 0.03% Solution is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Drug Interactions of Latisse: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other. Check drug interactions
Overdose of Latisse: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Other Information of Latisse: DO NOT SHARE LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE LATISSE 0.03% SOLUTION for other health conditions.
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