Is it safe to use latisse?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Yes, it is safe to use latisse for most adults. The United States Food and Drug Administration approved it as a safe product for consumers. Studies suggest that pregnant women and nursing mothers should exercise caution when considering the use of latisse. Certain eye problems like conjunctivitis and other medical conditions such as serious allergies, eyelid skin infections, and risk for macular edema may make latisse an unsafe product for you. Also, latisse does have some possible side effects about which you should be aware, including itchy or red eyes, permanent darkening of the iris (the colored part of your eye that goes around the black center), and unintended hair growth on the skin where latisse is applied. Always discuss medications with your doctor and read the directions on your medication.

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