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Composition for ELYN


food interaction for ELYN

alcohol interaction for ELYN

pregnancy interaction for ELYN

lactation interaction for ELYN

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Elyn 13.9% cream at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Elyn 13.9% cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Elyn 13.9% cream is used topically as hair removal cream for the treatment of excessive hair on the face of women (Hirsutism).

How it works

Elyn 13.9% cream is a hair growth inhibitor that works by inhibiting an enzyme located in the hair follicle (base of hair) that is involved in hair growth.

Common side effects

Rash, Acne, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dry skin, Skin redness, Hair loss, Skin irritation, Flushing


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Expert advice for ELYN

  • Do not apply eflornithine cream within 5 minutes of using any hair removal technique such as waxing or shaving or on broken or inflamed skin as it may cause irritation.
  • Do not wash the affected area within 4 hours of application of the cream.
  • Do not apply make-up or sunscreen on the affected area for at least 5 minutes after application of eflornithine cream.
  • Apply the cream on freshly cleaned and dried skin as directed by the physician. Keep an interval of 8 hours between each application of cream.
  • Avoid contact of the cream with the eyes or nose or any other part of the body other than the intended area.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any discomfort e.g. irritation with use of the eflornithine cream
  • Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your physician as the hair growth may resume after stopping the treatment.
  • Donot take if allergic to eflornithine or to any ingredient in the medicine.
  • Do not consume if Pregnant or breastfeeding women or women below 18 years of age.

Frequently asked questions for ELYN


Q. What is eflornithine or Eflornithine Vaniqa?
Eflornithine is a medicine used for the treatment of unwanted facial hair in women. It is available as a cream. Eflornithine Vaniqa is one of the brand names of the medicine.
Q. Is eflornithine cream available over-the-counter?
No. Eflornithine is not available over-the-counter. It is sold only upon a prescription by a registered medical practitioner.
Q. Is eflornithine cream safe?
Eflornithine cream is relatively safe if used as directed by the physician. In case of any adverse events, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 14 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)