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Can Latisse backfire? 78 REPLIES
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Can Latisse backfire?

I used Latisse successfully for several months & loved the look. But then my lashes started to fall out, leaving me with short stubby ones less full than when I began the latisse. Does anyone know if it stops working, or the body gets resistant to it, or have any of you had the same reaction? Thanks. ## Same thing happened to me - I am wondering if this is a bad batch of Latisse - how would one know until eyelashes stop growing or fall out? ## It is normal for your body to eventually get used to any type of medication you are using, even a topical one and it may stop working as well as it once did. The warnings in the product information also say that other changes in hair growth may occur and though it is rare, this could involve shorter or less lashes. Some drugs don't work at...

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Are four different expensive eye drops for pre and post cataract surgery really necessary?

I am having cataract surgey. My Dr put me on 4 different eye drops. They were very expensive. Are they really necessary for this surgery? ## Hi Mary, May I ask the names of all 4 eye drops you were prescribed? If I know what you have, I will be able to do some research and answer your question to the best of my ability. ## Moxifloxacin + Ketorolac + Prednisolone + Brimonidine Very expensive... Who is the best discount prescription plan like GoodRx, which I find also pretty expensive and sometimes more expensive than single care?

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Vision prescription interpretation help

Can anyone interpret the prescription below? I need to know the sphere, cylinder, axis, and ADD. I need the details because I want to buy a pair of glasses online, and they need to know. I don't want to contact my optometrist because I already asked him to send me my prescription three times. Thanks. Right Eye (OD) Left Eye (OS) Best Corrected Distance: 20/20 20/20 Best Corrected Near: Refraction Today's Refraction: SPH CYL Axis ADD DVA NVA Prism B Prism B OD: -6.50 sph +2.50 20/20 OS: -6.50 -0.75 105 +2.50 20/20 OU: NVA = .4M Prescription 1: SPH CYL Axis ADD Prism B Prism B OD: -6.50 sph +2.50 OS: -6.50 -0.75 105 +2.50 Details: PAL, Transition lenses Today's Intraocular Pressure Date OD OS Time Pachy OD Pachy OS Pachy Date Cor Today's Intraocular Pressure Date OD OS Tim...

Hypotears Discontinuation

The first hypothesis is that Hypotears was so good that the medical establishment forced somehow retailers and the pharmaceutical company to discontinue the product, and the second hypothesis is that the cost to make Hypo is so outrageous that the public won't be able to afford it out of their pocket. ## I have been buying HypoTears over the internet for awhile. Suddenly the price has quadrupled, leading me to conclude that it has been discontinued. How can I find out for sure? ## Hey guys, I just wanted to post an update to those of you who may be looking for HypoTears on the internet. Apparently some retailers do still carry it. Not sure what the original price tag was before it skyrocketed, but what I'm seeing are 1oz packages of HydroTears for $24.99 and $59.96 from two diff...

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I was born without eyebrows. Would Latisse (eyelash extender) help grow hair there? ## I do not know about Latisse, but I do know about Revitalash and it helped fill in my lashes/brows. I would think it would work for your brows as well. Not to mention, it is guarenteed so if it doesn't you can return it...FYI ## Do you have any hair in that area, or just smooth skin? Whether or not anything will help is going to depend on whether or not you have the capability to grow eyebrows. Latisse is only approved to help with eye lashes, so I am not sure if it would do anything for hair in other areas. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including itchy eyes, dry eyes, eye irritation, and eye redness. Ref: Latisse Information ## I'm not a doctor but it doesn't sound lik...

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Eye issues and questions. Warning, long post

Hi everyone, This is my first post. It's going to be a long because I want to provide as much info as possible. Warning this one is long. My name is "Bob", Age mid 30's, Black American, 6'5", 350lbs-370lbs, my current blood pressure readings is 133/75 with 81 BPM. I currently take Amlodipine/Valsartan 10-160mg (sometimes 5-160mg). I also have a prior bilateral viral conjunctivitis in 2019. On the week of 6/17 to 6/23 my vision in both eyes started to become slightly blurry while eating an apple pie in my car. When I stopped, my vision would return to normal, but when I would eat something sweet again, my vision would go slightly blurry again so I assumed this vision problem was pre diabetic in nature and would go away if I worked out and reduced sugars and bad fo...

Side effects from Simbrinza.

Does anyone using these eyedrops feel like a zombie? I am lethargic, lightheaded, and so tired. Has anyone experienced these symptoms? Thanks. ## My consultant for ease of use moved me from Brinzolomide and Brinmodine (same as Simbrinza only in separate bottles) in October 2015, in January 2016 I noticed a stinging sensation in the corner of bottom eyelid. The severity increased for 3 months and caused severe scabbing along lower eyelid along with stinging and redness to skin around the eye, it is now July 2016 this has now spread to the other eye. Although the pressurers have decreased considerably, the stinging/redness is now becoming an issue of importance, so I may have to consider another eye drop. ## Hello, Ann! How are you? Those can be side effects of this medication, as reporte...

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Glucoma Drugs

i have been diagnosed with glaucoma and have had reactions to all the drops prescribed so far. Is this common? ## I am curious as to what type of reaction you had. My mother in law had a very strange reaction or episode to some drops for glaucoma. She got extreme pain in her eyes, soreness on her lids. Extreme headache. She was in distress but as of this date, we have no answers. Stopped the drops of course, no answers as to whether this drop could have caused all this. Her vision is so blurry, which is another reaction. Dr. sending for MRI of brain. Pain is not in Occipital lobe of her head. Do not understand.. ## What drops did you try, and what type of reactions did you have? Most of them can cause side effects, such as eye irritation, burning, blurry vision, and headache, which is c...

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Lasik Surgery

Hi, I've been thinking about lasik for a long because I hate my contacts and don't want to wear them all the time. I visited a local treatment centre, and they informed me that I am a suitable candidate for Lasik eye surgery. In any case, I'm willing to undergo whatever operation to get rid of my spectacles; they're causing me a lot of frustration right now. Since I was a child, I've worn glasses. I only recently learned about these refractive operations. I also wish I had known about it earlier. What are your thoughts on Lasik? Thanks ## I had laser surgery twice, once for a torn retina and the second time for high pressure in my same eye. I now suffer from very bad dry eye syndrome to the point that I’m now being treated for it with moderate success. I was ne...

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Rumoquin and Glaucoma

Is it okay to take Rumiqoun N.F. If you have glaucoma? ## Rumoquin NF contains Dexamethasone, Methocarbamol, and Pheylbutazone. The Dexamethasone is a steroid class medication, and it has been known to cause glaucoma in some people, since one of its side effects is increased ocular pressure, according to FDA reports. However, it can be taken by someone with glaucoma, if their doctor approves, and is monitoring them regularly, in which case the lowest possible effective dose should be used. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, sedation, mood changes, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Eye drops start with letter P

I saw an ad on TV for eye drops and don’t remember the name but it starts with the letter P. Does anyone know the full name? ## Hi George, check the list of drugs on the Vision / Eye Health category page (you have to scroll down a bit and then do to the letter P). Are any of those the drug that you were prescribed?

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Eye drops start with letter L

A steroid eye drop prescribed by my Dr. The pharmacy said it would cost 300 dollars as part of my copay. ## Hi Debbie - check the list of drugs on the Vision / Eye Health category page (you have to scroll down a bit and then do to the letter L). Are any of those the drug that you were prescribed?

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Act cataract surgery and eye drop side effects

after using dorezol drops I begin having nervousness feelings and anxiety I couldn't deal with anything or anybody. I also gained waiting for those 3 weeks or more. has anyone else have this problem? ## Durezol contains the active ingredient Difulprednate, which is a steroid class medication, so the types of side effects you experienced are common, including the weight gain. Learn more Difulprednate details here. These types of side effects can occur with any steroid class medication that's used. Are there any other comments or questions? ## I have been using durezol now at twice per day for over five weeks after having cataract surgery in one eye and then another. I have been having crazy nausea this is the only new medication. Just wondering if this is possible? I am at a loss...

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Generic Flourometholone shortage

I was just wondering if anyone had any information on the current generic FML shortage/unavailability? I can only find info on the ophthalmic ointment, but nothing on the ophthalmic solution. We have been unable to get it here in Tucson for the past 2-3 weeks. No info on when it will be available, or if it will be available. Any information will be useful. I work for an ophthalmologist and we have many patients on a maintenance of FML, if it will be unavailable for a long time we will need to come up with a long term solution. ## For the ointment, the reason is listed as there being a shortage of the raw materials, so if that is specific to the actual drug ingredient, it would only make sense that it would also affect the solution. They do say that it should be resolved by the end of th...

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Nevanac 0.1%

eve drops ## Are there any coupons to reduce my cost of Nevanac? I have been taking it for 15 months to reduce the inflamation in both eyes after Catarac surgery. I use one bottle every 20 days with drops placed in each eye three times a day. My currint cost after Medicare is $74 per bottle. ## my husband has had cataract eye surgery then in 2 weeks will have surgery on the other eye which will mean another bottle of NEVANAC. The dosage is one drop three times a day for 3 weeks He is 79 and money is scarce. We also have to buy two other drops again for the second eye. We would appreciate any help you could give us in the form of rebate or coupon for the next bottle ## The manufacturer Novartis does have a patient assistance program that might be able to help. To see what drugs are cover...

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Bio prexum plus?

Is Bio Prexum Plus and Prexum Plus the same thing? I have been on Bio Prexum Plus for about 8 months. Lately I've had rally sore and itchy eyes. I have tried three different eye drops that have previously helped me. Can you help me Pease? hank you for the advice. ## Yes, they are the same, they both contain the active ingredient Perindopril, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Do you have any allergies that you know of? The symptoms you're experiencing with your eyes could be allergy symptoms.

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Dorzolamide - Timolol Opth Soln 10 ML

I have been on Dorzolamide - Timolol for the past eight months , for use in one eye . This drug has reduced my eye pressure from 21 to 13 . I receive a 10 ML vial or bottle, which should last approximately 45 days . However after about 28 days the bottle is empty with proper use . What i discovered in the first four bottles is that , they were approx. 70 % full . I registered a complaint with my health insurance , which informed me to check the level of the bottle before leaving the pharmacy. When i acquired the fifth bottle , it was completely filled or 100%. I served on a Grand Jury for medicaid fraud . This is no doubt a case of fraud . A prescription bottle of Dorzolamide - Ttimolol 10 ML should be filled to the top of the bottle. ## Have you informed your pharmacy of the issue? Hav...

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Prefrin Eye Drops For Red Eyes

Ophthalmologist prescribed PREFRIN eye drops for red eyes nearly 20 years ago. Is it available now? My problem is allergic in nature (itchy eyes = angular conjunctivitis mild at inner angles of eyes ). Appreciate response from OLD-TIMERS. ## I have had prefrin prescribed approximately 25 years ago and I use this daily although cautioned by optomotrists that this could lead to a permanent red vessel eye condition. I do however find these drops comfortable to use and the removal of red in my eyes. I can no longer find this product and pharmacies all indicate"out of stock". I assume that the product is no longer available and perhaps I could be informed of a replacement or alternative product. Information would greatly be appreciated. ## I used to use Prefrin in the 80's & ...

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can terramicina oxitetraciclina polimixina b help lupus rash

I was told that people with lupus can use this for lupus rash. I have the lupus rash on my arm's & a little on my face. would this help me ## Hello, Katie! How are you? This is an antibiotic ointment, so no, it will not do anything to help with any lupus symptoms. What medications are you on for it? ## Hi ! I m wonder if "hypo tears" (eye drops) could be find in Mexico, I was using them for almost 20 years for eye dryness but it's been discontinued , let me tell that I have tried every single eye drops over the counter and none of them works for my condition,also was prescribed "Restasis") by my Eye Dr. and nothing has happened I still have 2 boxes sealed I was on this med for 90 days accordingly to directions. So if someone knows of any other meds that will ...

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Lederle imprint white round pill with X score

White round pill says Lederle on one side and has a X score on other. About the size of a 390 eveready watch battery. Want to know what this is. ## It is Diamox (acetazolamide). White round pill with double score one side and Lederle with a cursive L on the other side. ## Do you know the dose of this Tablet in mg? ## I found a PDF leaflet on this medication from Medsafe (NZ), and it states: " DIAMOX tablets are round, white, cross scored and marked with “Lederle” on the back... The active ingredient in DIAMOX is acetazolamide. Each tablet contains 250 mg acetazolamide. DIAMOX tablets also contain the following inactive ingredients: - sodium starch glycollate - povidone - calcium hydrogen phosphate - maize starch - magnesium stearate "

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