Eflora containing the active ingredient eflornithine is a skin preparation to reduce hair growth. It works by blocking certain natural substances located in the hair follicle that is needed for hair to grow. It can be used by women to reduce the rate of unwanted hair growth on the face, around the lips and under the chin. It may also make the unwanted facial hair finer and lighter but will not remove hair or cause hair to fall out.
How is Eflora Cream used?
Eflora should be applied topically twice per day, at least 8 hours apart or as directed by a doctor. The medication can slow hair growth but cannot prevent it, you should continue with your current method of hair removal while using the cream. Wait at least 5 minutes after hair removal before applying the cream. Wash and dry the affected area before applying the medication. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and massage into the skin until it is absorbed. Wait at least 4 hours after applying the cream before washing the area where it was applied.
Patients using Eflora may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Burning, stinging, tingling or redness at application site
- Swollen patches of skin that are reddened and contain a buried hair
- Dry skin
- Ingrown hair
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Do not allow the cream to get into the eyes, mouth or vagina.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Eflora Cream is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.