Slowing the growth of unwanted facial hair in women.
Eflornithine Cream is an enzyme inhibitor. It works by blocking an enzyme necessary for hair to grow.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Eflornithine Cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Eflornithine Cream. However, no specific interactions with Eflornithine Cream are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Eflornithine Cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Eflornithine Cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Eflornithine Cream.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Redness; skin tingling; temporary stinging or burning.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding or irritation of the skin.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Eflornithine Cream may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms may include dizziness; facial swelling; hair loss; headache; hearing loss; loss of appetite; seizures; unusual bruising or bleeding; upset stomach; weakness.Proper storage of Eflornithine Cream:
Store Eflornithine Cream at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Eflornithine Cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Eflornithine Cream. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.