Vaniqa (Eflornithine)

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Manufactured by Ajanta Pharma

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Brand options for this medication aren't available currently.

Generic Alternatives

Product of India
Prescription Required
Manufactured by Ajanta Pharma



Reviewed by : Dr. Shruthi Shridhar

M.D. Physician, MSc. DFSM, CNCC

Therapeutic Class: Women’s Health: Vaniqa Cream (Eflornithine).

Active Ingredient: The active ingredient present in Vaniqa Cream is Eflornithine.

Drug Information: Vaniqa Cream contains active ingredient, Eflornithine. It is indicated in the treatment of unwanted facial hair (condition known as hirsutism) in women over 18 years of age.

How does Eflornithine work?

Vaniqa Cream contains Eflornithine that works by decreasing new hair growth and regrowth. The medicine acts at the level of hair follicles by lowering the action of an enzyme involved in hair growth.

How to use Vaniqa Cream?

A pea-sized amount (roughly 25 mg) of cream is applied twice every day in order to clean dry skin of the face as well as rub it in until no longer visible. Leave a time gap of at least 8 hours between applications. If irritation crops up, lower down the application to one time on a daily basis. Visit a doctor if irritation carries on. Avoid contact with the mouth, inner nose as well as eyes. Wait for about 5 minutes prior to the application of any makeup or other skin preparations. Leave for at least 4 hours prior to washing it off. Make sure to apply only on affected area, generally the chin, cheeks, and upper lip. If Vaniqa by mistake, gets swallowed, in anything but a smear of cream, visit a nearby doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Vaniqa Cream?

If you face difficulty while remembering when to use a dose of Vaniqa Cream, make a timetable. A missed dose is never used close to the next dose. This leads to an overdose of the medication. You may leave out the missed dose and carry on with the next dose.

Side effects:

Side effects, if they take place, are normally topical, occurring at the site the cream is used, and generally resolving once treatment is discontinued. The most commonly reported side effect of Vaniqa Cream include acne. Others may be:

  • Dry skin

  • Swelling

  • Hair loss

  • Skin irritation

  • Rash

  • Redness

  • Stinging and tingling

Other ill effects are less common.

What are the drug interactions associated with Vaniqa Cream?

No drug interaction research studies have been done, so this is unidentified. On the other hand, as Vaniqa is a local treatment and only little amounts gets absorbed into the body, drug interactions are not likely. Vaniqa will not have an impact on your contraception.

Precautionary measures:

  • Do not use Vaniqa cream if you are pregnant or lactating a child. Substitute treatments must be used.
  • Females who are sensitive to Eflornithine or Vaniqa cream must not use this cream.
  • Females with a history of kidney or liver disease must try to avoid Vaniqa.
  • Visit a doctor if you are making use of other skin preparations simultaneously with this medication.
  • It is necessary to talk about the patient’s medical history, particularly problems related to cuts, infections, as well as sores on the face.

Is it safe to buy Vaniqa Cream from a Online Pharmacy?

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