Latisse product information. Bimatoprost

Jun.10, 2013

women eyeLatisse and uses:

Latisse is available as ophthalmic solution or eye drops. The active ingredient present in Latisse is brimatoprost ophtalmic – synthetic structural analog of prostaglandin. So it functions similar to the prostaglandin which is naturally present in your body. Latisse is used to treat hypotrichosis of eyelashes due to brimatoprost, which can lengthen, darken and thicken the eyelashes.

Mechanism of action:

Scientists believe that brimatoprost can thicken and lengthen the eyelashes by increasing the duration of the eyelash growth phase called anagen phase and by increasing the number of eye lashes produced in the growth phase.

How to use Latisse:

Latisse should be used once nightly and one drop in each eye should be applied. First you have to remove your makeup, wash your face and hands to prevent any contamination. Contamination of the solution causes eye infections. Do not touch the tip of the bottle with any other surface. Contact lenses should be removed before applying the drops because Latisse contains benzalkonium chloride as a preservative and it can be absorbed by the contact lenses. You can put the contact lenses after 15 minutes.

Place one drop of Latisse on the sterile applicator provided by the manufacturer. Then using the applicator, apply the eye drop at the base of the upper eyelashes and spread it evenly along the margin of the eyelids. Blot the fluid which comes into contact with any other part on the face by using cotton or tissue. You should note that applying extra drops of Latisse will not cause any further improvement. Do not worry if the drops enter into your eye and there is no need to rinse the eye. Similarly apply it in the other eye using a new sterile applicator. Do not use Latisse for lower eyelashes. Results are seen gradually and eyelash growth can be observed after 2 months and the maximum eyelash growth can be seen after 3-4 months. Once you stop using Latisse, then the appearance of eyelashes is back to the pre-treatment level. If you want the results then you have to apply it continuously as recommended by your doctor.

Latisse side effects:

Latisse may cause side effects such as eye discomfort, skin pigmentation around the eye, darkening of iris and eyelids, headache, dizziness and flu like symptoms. If the side effects worsen or persist, then consult your doctor immediately. In few cases, serious side effects such as severe eye pain, eye burning, eye redness (conjunctival hyperemia), macular edema, inflammation of the eyelid (blepharitis), inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis), disturbances in the vision, light sensitivity, difficulty in breathing, eye discharge, swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat may occur. Then seek medical advice immediately.

Latisse precautions:

If you use any other medicines for eye pressure problems, then inform your doctor before using Latisse.

Latisse should not be used by pregnant or lactating women or children.

Do not reuse the applicators provided by the manufacturer and don’t use any other brushes or applicators to apply the drops.

Tip of the bottle should not be contacted with any other surface as bacterial contamination can cause serious eye infections.

If you are using any other prostaglandin analogs for intraocular pressure reduction, then discuss with your doctor before using Latisse.

You should not use Latisse if you have any kidney or liver or respiratory diseases or if you are allergic to brimatoprost or any other products containing brimatoprost.

If Latisse frequently comes into contact with any other area on the skin, then hair growth can occur in that area.

If you are using any other medicines along with Latisse, you should discuss with your doctor.

If you use contact lenses, follow the instructions given by your doctor or present in the information leaflet while using Latisse.

Latisse should not be used for eyelash growth if you are already using it for glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

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