Eflora (Eflornithine HCL)
What is Eflora (Eflornithine HCL) used for?
Eflora Cream (Eflornithine HCL) is a topical medication used by female patients to slow undesirable hair growth. It operates by interfering with chemicals in the hair follicles that cause hair growth to slow the process. It should be noted that this medication is only mean to make your condition easier to manage and will not completely stop hair growth. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Eflora (Eflornithine HCL)?
Eflora Cream (Eflornithine HCL) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally applied twice each day to the affected areas, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To administer the medicine rinse and dry the area to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess to evaporate. It is suggested to wait at least five minutes after hair removal to apply the cream as this may cause irritation or discomfort. Do not wash the area of skin being treated within four hours. Thoroughly wash your hands after each application to prevent the medication from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated.
What are the side effects of Eflora (Eflornithine HCL)?
Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the cream and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience serious side effects such as severe pain, folliculitis, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, males, or girls under the age of eighteen. Also inform your doctor if you have reduced liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause health complications requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Eflora (Eflornithine Hydrochloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.