EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream)

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EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) Drug and Prescription Information

EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream)

EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) Medication Classification

EFLORNITHINE (On the skin)

EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) Brandname


EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) is used for the Treatment

Eflornithine (ee-FLOR-ni-theen) Reduces unwanted facial hair in women.

When To Not Use EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to eflornithine. This medicine is not to be used by girls under the age of 12.

How Should You Use EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often. Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Apply a thin layer to the affected area twice daily. Rub it in gently.
  • Wait at least 5 minutes before applying sunscreen, makeup, or other cosmetics to the face.
  • Do not wash the treated facial areas for at least 4 hours after applying this medicine.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, apply it as soon as you can. Then wait at least 8 hours before using the medicine again.
  • Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) Storage

Store EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor about any other skin care products you are using on your face.

EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • This medicine will slow down the growth of new hair, but will not remove hair from the face. Keep using your regular method of hair removal, such as plucking or shaving.
  • You may need to use this medicine for several weeks before you see a decrease in hair growth. Do not use the medicine longer than 6 months if it does not seem to be working.
  • The effects of this medicine are not permanent. After you stop using the cream, your hair growth will likely return to the same condition as before treatment.

EFLORNITHINE (Topical) (Cream) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bleeding skin
  • Swollen lips
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild burning, redness, stinging, or tingling where the cream is applied
  • Rash

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