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Will latisse have interactions with other medications I take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog
Should: Should not have any adverse affect but may result in an even lower eye pressure. You may see if you eye doctor can switch you form the carbonic anydrase inhibitor to Lumigan eye drops which will help the glaucoma and your lashes at the same time (lumigan and Latisse (bimatoprost) are the same medicine). ...Read more
I visited my ophthalmologist today for routine eye exam... My pressure was high 23 and prescribed Lumigan 0.01%. Is this medication safe?
Yes!!!: Whenever you are prescribed a medication for an illness, it is always good to weigh the risks vs benefits. It's true of anything in life. Benefits of Lumigan far outweigh the risks of glaucoma (permanent damage to your eye). So yes, if it were me or anyone else I knew, I would say use the Lumigan! It may even increase eyelash growth as a "side effect"! But if it causes your eyes to burn, call MD ...Read more
Bimatoprost: Bimatoprost is sold a the glaucoma eye drop Lumigan, at the 0.01% concentration, and as Latisse (bimatoprost) at the 0.03% concentration. Latisse (bimatoprost) is marketed as a drug that leads to longer, thicker eyelashes. The drugs are essentially the same, except for concentration and cost. Lumigan used to be sold at the 0.03% concentration, with a major side effect being increased eyelash growth. ...Read more
Lumigan: Is an eye drop used to lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients. It is common for medications in this class to cause some darkening of the skin of the eyelids. This is totally harmless and will resolve if you ever discontinue use of these drops. Don't change your dosing unless you discuss this first with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
By prescription only: Latisse (bimatoprost) is a prescription medication, so one needs a doctor to care for the patient (either a primary care doctor or an ophthalmologist). Everyone must have medical insurance in the United States after 2013, and that's a good thing! Get to know the doctor. Buy Latisse (bimatoprost) locally or get it through a mail-order pharmacy (an american one), as soon as the doctor sends a prescription to the pharmacy. ...Read more
This is FDA: Approved for eye lash growth. If used for eyebrows be aware of side affects, namely darkening of the skin where medicine is placed. ...Read more
Drug to grow eyelash: Latisse (bimatoprost) is the only approved drug to increase eyelash growth and thickness. It is available by prescription and is painted onto the base of the lashes twice per day. Results occur in 3-4 weeks and the drug must be continued or the lashes return to their previous state. ...Read more
Latisse (bimatoprost): Is often very effective in helping lashes grow and look thicker. Keep in mind that it may take several months of use to help achieve this, and sometimes there is little or no response. In addition, if you discontinue use of the medication, then the effect on the lashes eventually disappears. ...Read more
Not dangerous: Although there can be side effects from using latisse, (bimatoprost) it is not dangerous. Aside from lengthening eyelashes, the active ingredient can permanently darken eyelid skin, cause hazel or green eyes to become brown, and can even cause hair growth on the eyelid skin. No systemic side effects have been found with use of Latisse (bimatoprost) or Lumigan (same medicine, used for glaucoma). ...Read more
Yes it works!: It is costly, and if stop using it the lashes will return with time to what they were previously. ...Read more
I assume that you are talking about the difference between the 0.o3 5 solution and the 0.01 % solution.
The 0.03 % solution is no longer available in the USA.
It has been replaced by the 0.01 % solution.
The both appear to similarly effective in lowering eye pressure but the 0.01 % solution is associated with fewer side effects. ...Read more
Bimatoprost: Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medication. ...Read more
Redness: Redness and irritation are the most common side effects. Concerns about changing eye color never materialized and is no longer considered a real risk. When the same product is used for glaucoma, it is applied directly into the eye and there were some rare cased of brown eyes turing darker, but this has never happened in millions of patients using Latisse (bimatoprost) to eyelashes. ...Read more
Not likely: Ed can be a troubling, and exacerbated by some medications. Beta blockers have this warning in the labeling of the medication. Taking beta blockers orally has a significantly higher chance for this side effect than taken topically, as in combigan™ Lumigan doesn't have this side effect. If ed is significant problem and the Combigan is the last thing on the potential list, have doc stop, then ✔️. ...Read more
Not likely: Latisse (bimatoprost) is a low concentration of a drug used to treat glaucoma. The only side effect could be a change in the pigmentation of your iris if you use it regularly and are a little sloppy in the application. There are no systemic issues. Used properly it should pose no hazard. ...Read more
Latisse (bimatoprost): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/latisse-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Correction: Bimatoprost, a prostaglandin analogue, is very effective for treating glaucoma. It's trade name is Lumigan™ (0.01%) and is prescribed by doctors managing glaucoma. Latisse™ is also Bimatoprost (0.03%) that is prescribed to people desiring longer lashes. It's applied to the upper lash line by applicator sponge & not directly to the eyeball. The products are the same and differ on % & indication ...Read more