Bimatoprost topical ophthalmic is a manmade form of a naturally occurring substance called a prostaglandin. Bimatoprost topical ophthalmic is used to treat hypotrichosis (abnormal growth of the eyelashes). This medicine helps increase the growth, length, thickness, and darkness of eyelashes. Bimatoprost topical ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Latisse is used in treating abnormal growth of eyelashes, a condition referred to as hypotrichosis. The medication is a man-made form of a naturally occurring substance named prostaglandin, which helps to increase the length, darkness, thickness and growth of eyelashes. With regular application on the lash line of the upper eyelid, this drug gradually helps in growth of thicker, darker and longer eyelashes. The drug should not be applied to the lower eyelid.
Latisse medicine is recommended to treat patients who lack inadequate eyelashes. Latisse works by making eyelashes more noticeable hence encouraging growth of longer, thicker and dark eyelashes. It also helps in the treatment of glaucoma. The user is supposed to apply Latisse regularly along the lash line of the upper eyelid and not the lower eyelid. Latisse is supposed to be used for at least two months for eyelash improvements.
The possible side effects when using Latisse may include: Itching red eyes, dry eyes, darkened eyelids and iris which are likely to be permanent, growth of hair around the eyes if the medicine drips off the eyelids.
Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience some of the side effects, vision problems, eye infections or allergic reactions.