Eflornithine

Information about Eflornithine

Eflornithine uses

Eflornithine is used in the treatment of facial hirsutism.

How eflornithine works

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

Common side effects of eflornithine

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

Available Medicine for Eflornithine

  • ₹710
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹710
    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹648
    Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹300
    Zydus Cadila
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Eflornithine

  • 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 Eflornithine

Eflornithine

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 available as an over-the-counter medicine.
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 10 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)