Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride)
What is Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) used for?
Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) is used to slow down unwanted facial hair growth in women. However, it is not suitable for treating unwanted facial hair growth elsewhere on the body. This treatment blocks an enzyme which is required for the growth of hair in the skin, thereby slowing down hair growth and making the hair lighter. However, it will not remove the hair.
How should I use Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride)?
Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) is applied directly to the face and chin. Only apply it to the areas requiring treatment. You should apply it twice per day, at 8 hour intervals, or as directed by your physician. Avoid applying it for at least 5 minutes after plucking hair or shaving, and you should also avoid washing the area treated for at least 4 hours after applying it. You should note that it may take at least 4 to 8 weeks for an improvement to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride)?
Some side effects which may be noticed by patients who use Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) include:
If you notice any side effects when using this medication, you should consult your physician.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.