Medication information

Latisse 0.03% top. liquid

This medication is typically used for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes.

Instructions

This medication must be applied on the eyelids. To use:

  • wash your hands as well as the skin surrounding the eyes;
  • put one drop of the product on the applicator;
  • apply only to the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. Avoid contact with other skin surfaces.


Sterile applicators provided must be used for only one eye, then be discarded.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may produce discolouration of the skin;
  • it may cause redness of the eyes;
  • it may cause a stinging sensation;
  • it may irritate your eyes.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Once opened, the product must be used within 30 days. Any unused portion should be discarded.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.


It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.