Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream is used to reduce the growth of excessive hair on the face of women older than 18 years of age. This is known as Hirsutism. The active substance slows down the growth of hair through its effect on a specific enzyme (a protein in the body involved in the production of hair).
This is not a depilatory cream, so you may need to continue with your hair removal method throughout treatment, such as shaving or plucking.
You should always use Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream exactly has your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
It’s recommended that you use this cream twice a day, at least 8 hours apart. However, if you experience irritation, you should reduce the use of this medication to once daily until the irritation has gone. If you forget to use the cream, apply it straight away but wait at least 8 hours before using it again.
It may take around 8 weeks before you start to see results. If you do not see any improvement after using it for four months, contact your doctor.
The side effects of Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream are usually limited to the skin, mild in intensity, and normally resolves without discontinuation of this medicine. However, not everyone will experience them. Some common side effects include:
Any side effects should be reported to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the patient information leaflet.
You should not use Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Instead, use an alternative method to manage your facial hair if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
We advise you to talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure about the medication you should be using.
If you stop using Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream, your original hair growth may return in 8 weeks. To maintain the reduction of hair growth, Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream should be used continuously as indicated. It’s important to continue using Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream as it can take 8 weeks before you start seeing results.
For any further questions on the use of Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream is available to buy online from many trusted pharmacies, including e-Surgery.
To ensure that the medication you buy online is genuine, and that the website is operating legally, you should always look for the green GPhC and MHRA logo on the bottom of each page when buying Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream online. The GPhC website can also tell you if the pharmacy is registered.
After you buy Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream online, it will be delivered to your address in discreet and recyclable packaging. Here you can find out how to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.
e-Surugery uses Royal Mail for delivery, with choices starting from; Royal Mail Tracked 48 Delivery, Royal Mail Tracked 24 Delivery, and Royal Mail Special Delivery by 1pm (discover more about e-Surgery delivery).
Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream should be discarded with any remaining cream after six months.
When disposing of your medication, you should not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Instead, ask you pharmacist of the best way to dispose of it. These measures help protect the environment.
Eflornithine (Vaniqa) cream should be stored in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, and not above 25°C.
You should not use the medicine after the expiry date which is located on the box and on the bottom of the tube after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
If you have any cream remaining in an open tube after six months, you need to discard it.
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