Generic Name: Bimatoprost Eyelid Solution (bye MAT oh prost)
Brand Name: Latisse
Uses of Latisse:
- It is used to help eyelashes grow. It may take 2 months to see the full effect.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Latisse?
- If you have an allergy to bimatoprost or any other part of Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Latisse?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Use care when driving or doing other tasks that call for clear eyesight.
- Have your eye pressure and eyesight checked as you have been told by the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you have an eye infection, eye injury, or will be having eye surgery.
- If Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution) touches the skin out of the treated area often, unwanted hair growth may happen. Be sure to use Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution) as you were told to avoid unwanted hair growth. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Latisse) best taken?
Use Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- For the eyelid only.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Take out contact lenses before using Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution). Lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution) is given. Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or infected.
- Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Do not touch the applicator tip to the eye, other skin, or any other surface.
- Clean your face and take off make-up.
- Put on upper eyelid using only the applicator that comes with it.
- Use a new applicator for the other eye.
- Do not use the applicators more than 1 time.
- Do not put on lower lashes.
- Blot extra solution from the eyelid.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- If bright lights bother your eyes.
- Eye discharge.
- Eye color may change to a brown color. This change may be long-lasting. Eye color changes may happen a few months to years after starting Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution). If eye color changes, call the doctor.
What are some other side effects of Latisse?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Eye irritation.
- This medicine may cause dark eyelids. Most of the time, this change goes back to normal after Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution) is stopped.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Latisse?
- Store at room temperature.
- Keep lid tightly closed.
- Store upright with the cap on.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Latisse (bimatoprost eyelid solution), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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