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Overview

Elyn Cream side effects

Common
  • Acne
  • Itching
  • Erythema
  • Hair loss
  • Burning discomfort
  • Stinging sensation
  • Dry skin
  • Rash
  • Tingling sensation
  • Irritation
  • Hair follicle inflammation

How to use Elyn 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 Elyn Cream works

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

Elyn Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Elyn Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Elyn Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Elyn Cream?

If you miss a dose of Elyn Cream, take 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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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Elyn

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I hv hairs on my face please provide any solution rather than laser treatment
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Elyn cream twice a day
Pls Suggest a Hair Removal Cream For hard hairs for man that does not cause skin burn or irritation so that I can easily Remove my Chest hairs. Previously I used to shave my chest but after shaving my Skin becomes Red And White bumps are Coming out from skin.Then I used alovera gel & my skin becomes normal after 1-2 Days.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Elyn cream at nightIt reduces hair growth
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FAQs

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.

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Ajanta House, Charkop, Kandivli West, Mumbai 400 067, India
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