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Is Latisse Safe During Pregnancy?

I use Latisse to help grow and thicken my eyelashes. Can I keep using it during pregnancy?

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I use Latisse to help grow and thicken my eyelashes. Can I keep using it during pregnancy?

The Bump Expert

No! We recommend that you discontinue using Latisse during pregnancy. Latisse is a topical bimatoprost ophthalmic solution designed to lengthen and thicken your eyelashes. The Food and Drug Administration has assigned it a category C rating for use during pregnancy -- which means that it’s caused adverse effects in animal studies but hasn’t been tested on humans.

According to the manufacturer of Latisse, it “should be administered during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.” We’re guessing your lashes are lower-priority than your baby’s health, so quit using it now.

The manufacturer also recommends that caution be exercised when breastfeeding women use the product because it could be excreted into their breast milk.

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Is Latisse Safe During Pregnancy?

I would not use any medication that you dont have to during pregnancy, especially a cosmetic one. I think the FDA also does not recommend it. Latisse.bz is an amazing medication if used safely and at the right time.

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