Generic Latisse (Bimatoprost) comes from the class of Prostaglandin analogs. Bimatoprost eye drops are used for the treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which, increased pressure in the eye can result in gradual loss of vision. It is also used in the treatment of ocular hypertension, which is caused by an increased pressure in the eye.
Mechanism of action of Generic Latisse (Bimatoprost):
Bimatoprost (Latisse) Eye Drops is a synthetic compound, which works by acting like naturally occurring prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are found in various parts of the body. Bimatoprost increases the outflow of aqueous humor from the eyeball and lowers the rate of aqueous formation in the eye. Thus, lowers the intraocular pressure.
Dosing pattern of Bimatoprost Latisse:
Before using Bimatoprost (Latisse) Eye Drops, remove your contact lenses and wash your hands. You can put one drop of Bimatoprost eye drops, in the eye once a day in the evening. You should take care that the dropper tip should not touch the eyelid or your hand; this will help to prevent any contamination.
Side effects of Bimatoprost Latisse:
Use of Bimatoprost (Latisse) Eye Drops can lead to some common side effects like redness of eyes, itchy eyes, teary eyes, dry eyes, eye pain, and headache.
Contraindications of Bimatoprost Latisse:
- Never use Bimatoprost if you are allergic to Bimatoprost or any of its constituents like a preservative.
- You should ask your physician for a recommendation if you are using other eye medicines also.
- Ask your doctor for a recommendation if you are suffering from other eye diseases or if you have a history of any eye surgery.
- Children and geriatric people should not use Bimatoprost without consulting doctor.
Precautions for using Bimatoprost Latisse:
- Avoid the use of Bimatoprost if you are pregnant or lactating.
- There should be at least five minutes gap between the use of Bimatoprost and any other eye medication you are using.
- Replace your contact lenses, 15 minutes after the use of Bimatoprost.