What is Generic Latisse?
Generic Latisse is an effective treatment for hypotrichosis of eyelashes. It increases eyelash growth by improving the length, thickness, as well as density. Bimatoprost is also used for the treatment of glaucoma i.e. increased pressure in the eyes.
How does Generic Latisse work?
Generic Latisse is composed of Bimatoprost. For hypotrichosis of eyelashes, the exact mechanism of action is poorly understood. It is assumed that this medicinal drug improves the hair growth and percentage of eyelashes during the anagen phase of hair. For glaucoma, the drug lowers ocular pressure by augmenting the quantity of fluid that is eliminated from the eye.
How to use Generic Latisse?
Use Generic Latisse exactly as prescribed by the physician and follow all directions provided on the leaflet. Do not apply more than prescribed drops for a longer duration. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using this ophthalmic drop. Ideally, you should use this medicine once a day. Apply the solution with an applicator on the skin of the upper eyelid.
What precautions do I need to follow?
Dispose of the applicator after every single use. Never reuse it. Use this medicine preferably in the evening. Avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 15 to 20 minutes after dosage, and do not use eye drops while wearing contact lenses. Never touch the eyedropper or let it touch your eyes; this may cause infection. Store it at room temperature.
What other important things I should know?
Avoid using Generic Latisse if you are allergic to Bimatoprost. To ensure that this medicinal drug is safe for you, tell your sector if you are suffering from uveitis (inflammatory eye condition), swelling or infection of the eye, eye injury, or undergoing any eye surgery. If you are using any other medicated eye drops, then let your doctor know in advance.
What are the side effects of Generic Latisse?
Vision changes, light sensitivity, discharge from the eyes, pain in the eyes, or redness or itching are a few common side effects of Generic Latisse. You may experience other side effects too apart from the aforementioned ones. In case you find any kind of these changes in your eyes after dosage, immediately get in touch with a health advisor for further treatment details.
What warnings should I know?
Generic Latisse is not recommended for use in individuals below 16 years of age. If you miss any of the doses, then apply or instill it immediately. If it is near to the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Never use more than the recommended dose, as overdose can cause unwanted eye complications. Avoid using too much of this medicine, as doing so may make the drug ineffective.