Brief description of Latisse eye drops:
Lumigan eye drops are extensively used by the millions of people around the globe to treat hypotrichosis of eyelashes. Lumigan eye drops help a person to get longer, darker and thicker eyelashes that augment the gorgeousness of eyelashes. Latisse eye drop is also used to reduce the raised intraocular pressure in the case of open-angle glaucoma. Lumigan eye drops and Latisse eye drops are made up of same generic medicine known as Bimatoprost.
What is the exact working of Latisse eye drops?
Bimatoprost increases the anagen phase of eyelash growth and decreases the telogen phase; this enhances the growth of the eyelashes. It is quite useful in lowering the raised intraocular pressure inside the eyeball by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor, and also lowers down the generation of aqueous humor. This puts off the risk of damage to the optic nerve and loss of vision in patients with glaucoma.
What is the correct administration of Lumigan eye drops?
To treat hypotrichosis of eyelashes: Before using this eye drops wash your face with water and dry it with a towel. Take a sterile brush and pour some eye drops over the brush. Start applying it to line the base of the top eyelid and spread it to the tip of the eyelashes. The most preferred time to apply this eye drops in the night before going to bed. To get maximum eyelash growth use this eye drops for at least 12 to 16 weeks.
To treat open-angle glaucoma: One drop of Lumigan eye drops should be instilled in the affected eyes once a day.
Under what conditions the use of Latisse eye drops is prohibited?
The use of Lumigan eye drops is prohibited under following medical conditions:
- Liver disorders
- Kidney disorders
- Swelling of the eyes
- Breathing difficulty
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding conditions
- Hypersensitivity to Lumigan eye drops or its other components
- Apply this eye drops with caution, so that it may not come in contact with mouth, nose, and eye inside.
- Be alert while applying the drug as it causes the hair growth in the area touched by it
- Always use a fresh and sterile applicator to apply to avoid infection in eyes and never repeat the usage of this eye drop twice in a day.
- Remove the contact lenses before administering this eye drops.
- Avoid driving or operating any machinery that requires your alertness, as it may impair your vision.
What are the noxious effects of Lumigan eye drops?
An individual can experience some noxious effects while using this medicine such as dry eyes, pigmentation in the iris, burning or itching sensation in the eyes, headache, lightheadedness, alteration in vision, conjunctivitis, and coloring or pigmentation of the area around the eye.
What are the possible drug interactions of Latisse eye drops?
Bimatoprost does not show any interactions with systemic medicines because Bimatoprost does not reach relevant concentrations in the bloodstream. It may show interactions with medicine containing a same generic medicine called Bimatoprost, so they are not administered together.