Eflora Cream


Introduction

Eflora Cream is a medicine used for the treatment of excessive facial hair growth (facial hirsutism). It slows down the growth of unwanted hair around the lips or under the chin.

Eflora Cream is for external use only. Apply the cream on freshly cleaned and dried skin or as directed by the doctor. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased.

Common side effects include acne, itching, skin redness, hair loss, burning discomfort, stinging sensation, dry skin, rash, irritation, and hair follicle inflammation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your physician as the hair growth may resume after stopping the treatment. Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Eflora Cream

In Facial hirsutism (Excessive hair growth on face)

Facial hirsutism is a condition in women that results in excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern on the face. With hirsutism, extra hair growth often arises from excess male hormones (androgens), primarily testosterone. It blocks the activity of the enzyme that is responsible for excessive hair growth on the face and below the chin area in females. This improves your appearance and social life. By using Eflora Cream you will feel more confident. Keep using it as directed by your doctor.

Side effects of Eflora Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Eflora

  • Acne
  • Itching
  • Hair loss
  • Stinging sensation
  • Dry skin
  • Rash
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Irritation
  • Hair follicle inflammation

How to use Eflora Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Eflora Cream works

Eflora Cream stops the activity of a chemical involved in the production of hair on the face.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Eflora Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eflora Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Eflora Cream?

If you miss a dose of Eflora Cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Eflora Cream should be applied twice a day over the affected area. 
  • Before each application, wash the affected area with soap and water and dry well. 
  • Maintain a gap of at least 8 hours between each application and avoid face washing for a period of 4 hours after application.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 4 months of treatment.
  • Do not stop using the medicine without talking to your doctor as it can resume hair growth.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alpha Amino Acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Ornithine decarboxylase inhibitors- Facial hirsutism

Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can Eflora Cream be applied in children or adolescents?

No, Eflora Cream is not recommended to be used in children and adolescents who are below 18 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of this medication has not been established in pediatric age group. Consult your doctor before starting the medication.

Q. Does Eflora Cream cause hair loss on head?

Eflora Cream is used for the treatment of excessive facial hair in females. It should be carefully used and should not be applied on hair over other parts of the body like scalp. It is important to consult your doctor before using the medicine and follow the instructions carefully.

Q. For how long do I need to take Eflora Cream?

The use of Eflora Cream will depend on the response of the patient to the medicine. It is to be applied twice daily with a gap of at least eight hours between the two applications. The effect of the medicine and improvement in the condition can be noticed within eight weeks of starting treatment. If no beneficial effects are noticed within four months of starting the medication, then inform your prescribing physician who will discontinue the medicine and suggest alternate treatment option.

Q. How should Eflora Cream be applied on skin?

Eflora Cream cream should be applied as a thin layer on the clean and dry, affected areas of the face. The cream should be rubbed properly into the skin such that no residual cream should remain after rub-in. Hands should be washed properly before and after the application of the medicine. Avoid cleaning or washing the face for the next four hours after application of the medicine. Consult your doctor for exact instructions for its use.

Q. I can feel mild stinging sensation while applying Eflora Cream. Is it a normal thing?

Usually, it does not cause any burning or stinging sensation while its application, but it can be there if it is applied to a damaged or broken skin. Eflora Cream should be applied on the intact skin only. Avoid contact of this medication with eyes or mucous membranes of nose or mouth. You should be cautious while applying this medicine if skin irritation or rashes develop, immediately contact the prescribing physician.

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90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: January, 2023

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