Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream is a medicine used for the treatment of excessive facial hair growth (facial hirsutism). It slows down the growth of unwanted hair around the lips or under the chin.
Eflornithine Hydrochloride Cream is for external use only. Apply the cream on freshly cleaned and dried skin or as directed by the doctor. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased.
Common side effects include acne, itching, skin redness, hair loss, burning discomfort, stinging sensation, dry skin, rash, irritation, and hair follicle inflammation. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your physician as the hair growth may resume after stopping the treatment. Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.