Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride)
What is Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) used for?
Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) is a topical cream used to treat unwanted facial hair growth in women. It operates by interacting with chemicals in the hair follicles at the application site to slow or stop hair growth. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride)?
Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) is only meant to be applied to the face and chin and is normally applied twice daily at eight hour intervals, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on your current health condition. A thin layer of cream should be applied and gently massaged into any areas in which you wish to reduce hair growth. Wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. It is also recommended to not apply the cream within five minutes of plucking hairs or shaving as this may cause unexpected problems.
What are the side effects of Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride)?
Some patients using Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as severe pain, intense burning sensations, or signs of an allergic reaction such as intense skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Do not apply Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used by men or patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or under the age of eighteen. Also inform your physician if you have decreased kidney or liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.