What are the possible side effects of latisse?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Though latisse is approved by the FDA as a safe medication, it still carries a risk of side effects. If you use latisse, your eyes may feel itchy or get red, which are the most common side effects, though in study populations a very low percentage of people (4%) experienced them. The following side effects are possible but less common: darkened skin where the solution is applied, dry eyes, irritated eyes, red eyelids, and hair growth in the eye area where latisse often drips. All of these side effects should all be temporary, however. There is a risk that your eye color (iris) may permanently become browner. Latisse can lower eye pressure, so people with eye conditions affected by pressure should consult with their doctors before using latisse. If you are concerned about the possibility of any of these side effects or are experiencing eye problems from using latisse, talk to your doctor.

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