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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

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

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

General

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

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Allergic conjunctivitis, asthenopia, blepharitis, conjunctival edema, dry eye symptoms, cataract, conjunctival hyperemia, eye discharge, eye pain, eye pruritus, foreign body sensation, intraocular inflammation, iris hyperpigmentation, intraocular pressure effects, iritis, lid pigmentation, macular edema, ocular burning, ocular dryness, ocular irritation, photophobia, superficial punctate keratitis, visual disturbance

Postmarketing reports: Eye swelling, eyelid edema, eyelid sulcus deepening, lacrimation increased, vision blurred[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Hair growth abnormal, hair growth outside the treatment area, periorbital erythema, skin hyperpigmentation

Postmarketing reports: Dry skin of the eyelid, dry skin of the periocular area, erythematous rash, lid changes, macular rash, madarosis, periorbital changes, periorbital skin discoloration, rash, temporary eyelash breakage, temporary loss of a few lashes, temporary loss of sections of eyelashes, trichorrhexis[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Colds, infections[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Local allergic reactions[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Asthenia[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Upper respiratory tract infections[Ref]

References

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.

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