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Latisse Side Effects

Generic Name: bimatoprost topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about bimatoprost topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Latisse.

In Summary

Common side effects of Latisse 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


The most frequently reported adverse reactions were eye pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia, skin hyperpigmentation, ocular irritation, dry eye symptoms, and periorbital erythema.


Common (1% to 10%): Dry eye symptoms, ocular irritation, eye pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia, periorbital erythema
Postmarketing reports: Eye swelling, eyelid edema, lacrimation increased, and vision blurred[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Periorbital skin discoloration, macular or erythematous rash


Postmarketing reports: Local allergic reactions


Common (1% to 10%): Periorbital erythema
Postmarketing reports: Madarosis (temporary loss of eye lashes), trichorrhexis (temporary eyelash breakage), periorbital and lid changes associated with a deepened eyelid sulcus


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

Some side effects of Latisse 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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