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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;

  • eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection);

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

  • increased sensitivity to light; or

  • feeling like something is in your eye.

Common side effects may include:

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, and skin hyperpigmentation.


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]


Frequency not reported: Hair growth abnormal

Postmarketing reports: Madarosis, trichorrhexis, macular rash, erythematous rash, periorbital skin discoloration


Postmarketing reports: Local allergic reactions


Frequency not reported: Asthenia, infection

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]


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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.