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Latisse (Overview)

Bimatoprost is an reduces pressure inside the eye caused by glaucoma. It also is used to make eyelashes grow longer and thicker.


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Will latisse (bimatoprost) change my eye's color? I read somewhere that latisse (bimatoprost) has a side effect of changing your eye color. Is this permanent? What percent of latisse (bimatoprost) users experience this?

Will latisse (bimatoprost) change my eye's color? I read somewhere that latisse (bimatoprost) has a side effect of changing your eye color. Is this permanent? What percent of latisse (bimatoprost) users experience this?

There: There have never been patients using the product Latisse (bimatoprost) that have had an eye color change. This has only occurred in patients using the medication 2x's a day for the treatment of glaucoma, they are instill a full drop into the eye. Since you are applying a very small amount to the eyelid, not actually into the eye - the risk is almost nonexistent. ...Read more

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Latisse (Overview)

Bimatoprost is an reduces pressure inside the eye caused by glaucoma. It also is used to make eyelashes grow longer and thicker.


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Is latisse (bimatoprost) dangerous to use at all? Are there any health risks to using it?

Is latisse (bimatoprost) dangerous to use at all? Are there any health risks to using it?

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

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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

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

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Will latisse (bimatoprost) work on lower eyelashes?

Will latisse (bimatoprost) work on lower eyelashes?

Yes: Yes, it will. However, it's not recommended to apply it to your lower eyelid since it can drip down to your cheeks and cause hair growth on your cheeks. ...Read more

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Does latisse (bimatoprost) safe to be used in eyebrow of 4 year old boy which has been shaved by razor to stitch wound and the growth is only sparse hair?

Does latisse (bimatoprost) safe to be used in eyebrow of 4 year old boy which has been shaved by razor to stitch wound and the growth is only sparse hair?

Latisse (bimatoprost) has not been: Proven safe or effective in children. In reading the warnings about it's use, it looks like the risks outweigh the benefits of off-label use for eyebrow regrowth in a child. (It's marketed for eyelash growth in adults.). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of latisse (bimatoprost)?

What are the side effects of latisse (bimatoprost)?

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

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Please help! What is the active ingredient in latisse (bimatoprost) that makes lashes longer and darker?

Please help! What is the active ingredient in latisse (bimatoprost) that makes lashes longer and darker?

Latisse (bimatoprost): Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analog/prodrug used topically as eye drops. The lash growth is a side effect discovered when the drug was used to treat glaucoma. There can be unwanted side effects including darkening of the iris color and dark circles around the eyes. ...Read more

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If I start using latisse will I still be able to wear mascara? I have very thin eyelashes, and I don't step outside without mascara. My doctor told me about latisse and said that i'd need to apply it daily. Will this always be the case, or will the applic

If I start using latisse will I still be able to wear mascara? I have very thin eyelashes, and I don't step outside without mascara. My doctor told me about latisse and said that i'd need to apply it daily. Will this always be the case, or will the applic

Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is like moisturizer. If you stop moisturizing or moisturized less your will not have as great of an effect as if you daily moisturize. Lashes continue to grow and fall out over time, similar to other hair on our body. Latisse (bimatoprost) helps incubate the lashes while they are in the follicle to help them grow thicker, longer and darker. Once you start using Latisse (bimatoprost) and see the results after 8-12 weeks, you will want to continue the results. ...Read more

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I choose not to use latisse to grow eyelashes but would like to try an online product. Which ones are safe? There are many online eyelash enhancing products for sale and I would like to purchase one that is safe to use and lives up to its claims. I want

I choose not to use latisse to grow eyelashes but would like to try an online product. Which ones are safe? There are many online eyelash enhancing products for sale and I would like to purchase one that is safe to use and lives up to its claims. I want

Homeopathic: Homeopathic over the counter or on line products need not show efficacy to be sold---there are no reports that any of these products work but will probably not hurt you--just your pocket book. Latisse (bimatoprost) is the only proven product which will increase the length of your lashes, but will not make you grown more lashes. ...Read more

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Can children use Latisse (bimatoprost)?

Can children use Latisse (bimatoprost)?

Not approved: Safety of Latisse (bimatoprost) for children has not been established. It should only be used under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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What is Latisse (bimatoprost) used for?

What is Latisse (bimatoprost) used for?

Latisse (bimatoprost): "LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker." See: http://www. Latisse. Com/ ...Read more

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Who should not use Latisse (bimatoprost)?

Latisse (bimatoprost): No contraindications were noted on http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/latisse.html. ...Read more

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Where can I buy latisse (bimatoprost) online?

Where can I buy latisse (bimatoprost) online?

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

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Can you tell me about latisse (bimatoprost) and its cost?

Can you tell me about latisse (bimatoprost) and its cost?

Works well: But takes time for lashes to become noticable. It costs around 65-100 dollars a month, insurance companies probably will not pay for it. ...Read more

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What class of drugs does latisse (bimatoprost) belong to?

Latisse (bimatoprost): "Latisse (bimatoprost)is a manmade form of a naturally occurring substance called a prostaglandin." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/latisse. Html ...Read more

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Bimatoprost (Definition)

Bimatoprost is an reduces pressure inside the eye caused by glaucoma. It also is used to make eyelashes ...Read more