Latisse Bimatoprost and/or alternatives
Latisse with Applicator 0.03%Manufacturer: Allergan Source Country : United States
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Bimatoprost 0.03%Generic Alternative to Latisse 0.03%
Marketed as Lashima with Applicator in India Manufacturer: Intas Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Latisse
Latisse is a medicinal solution prescribed to individuals with hypotrichosis. It belongs to a class of drugs known as prostaglandins. The active ingredient bimatoprost is known to lengthen the duration of the hair growth phase and improve the quantity of hair follicles. A doctor’s prescription is required to buy Latisse even though it is a cosmetic drug.
The generic name of Latisse is Bimatoprost Ophthalmic solution. It is available in bottles containing 3ml of the solution. Each bottle contains bimatoprost at the rate of 0.3mg per ml and the following inactive components: benzalkonium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate, sodium chloride, citric acid, purified water and sodium hydroxide/hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment.
Indications & Dosage of Latisse
Latisse is approved for the treatment of hypotrichosis, a disease characterised by poor eyelash growth. Latisse helps in thickening, darkening and strengthening the eyelashes.
A single drop of Latisse each night using the applicator supplied to patients who buy Latisse is the recommended dosage. The solution should be applied on the lash line of the upper eyelid of both the eyes. The excess solution should be wiped away from the surrounding skin as unwanted hair growth may otherwise occur. Latisse should NOT be applied on the lower lash line.
Using more than one drop of Latisse does not improve results. Some patients need to wait for weeks before the eyelashes become thicker.
Side Effects & Dosage of Latisse
Latisse has several side effects, but most of them do not pose any serious threat to the eye. Some of the minor side effects that may be felt while using Latisse are:
In case any of the above listed effects become bothersome, patients should consult their doctors for guidance. A few of the serious adverse reactions to Latisse that require medical assistance are as follows:
- Blurred vision and other problems with sight
- Eye infection
- Pain or stress in the eye
- Macular edema
The doctor should be aware of all the medications that patients are taking to avoid or regulate drug interactions. Some of the drugs known to interact with Latisse are as follows:
- Travatan Z
- Other ophthalmic drugs like latanoprost, unoprostone
Warnings & Precautions of Latisse
Latisse should not be used by patients allergic to any of the ingredients present in this drug.
Latisse should be used with caution after consultation with a doctor by patients who have the following conditions:
- Eye Inflammation
- Cataract surgery
- Afakia or a condition where one of the lenses is missing
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Latisse may cause fluctuations in eye pressure
Eyelashes will stop growing and revert to the original state if Latisse treatment is discontinued
Contact lens should be removed before applying Latisse and not reinserted before 15 minutes post administration.
The safety or effectiveness of Latisse has not been established in children or elderly patients.