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Bimatoprost topical Side Effects

In Summary

Commonly reported side effects of bimatoprost topical include: increased growth in number of eyelashes. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to bimatoprost topical: topical solution

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe burning or itching of your eyes;

  • severe redness or swelling in or around your eye;

  • vision problems, eye pain, seeing halos around lights;

  • oozing or discharge from your eye; or

  • increased sensitivity to light.

This medicine may cause a gradual change in the color or appearance of your eyes, eyelids, or eyelashes. These changes occur slowly and you may not notice them for months or years. Color changes can be permanent and may occur only in the treated eye. This could result in a cosmetic difference from one eye to the other.

Common side effects may include:

  • eye redness or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bimatoprost topical: topical solution

General

The most frequently reported adverse reactions were eye pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia, and skin hyperpigmentation.

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Dry eye symptoms, ocular irritation, eye pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia, periorbital erythema, foreign body sensation, iris pigmentation, vision disturbed, ocular burning, eye pain, blepharitis, cataract, superficial punctate keratitis, eye discharge, tearing, photophobia, allergic conjunctivitis, asthenopia, conjunctival edema, iritis
Postmarketing reports: Eyelid skin dry, periocular area dry, eye swelling, eyelid edema, lacrimation increased, periorbital and lid changes associated with a deepened eyelid sulcus, vision blurred[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Hair growth abnormal
Postmarketing reports: Madarosis, trichorrhexis, macular rash, erythematous rash, periorbital skin discoloration

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Local allergic reactions

Other

Frequency not reported: Asthenia, infection

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Latisse (bimatoprost topical ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

Some side effects of bimatoprost topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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