Eflora Cream 15 mg is a treatment option for individuals who are bothered by unwanted facial hair. Specifically designed to address hirsutism, a condition characterized by excessive male-pattern hair growth in women, Eflora Cream is formulated with the active pharmaceutical ingredient Eflornithine Topical.
Eflornithine hydrochloride, the key ingredient in Eflora Cream, works by blocking the production of certain natural substances in the hair follicle necessary for hair growth on the face. By preventing the production of the ornithine decarboxylase enzyme found in hair follicles deep within the skin, Eflornithine hydrochloride inhibits protein production in these hair follicles, thereby blocking cell division and decreasing the rate of hair growth. It’s important to note that Eflora Cream only reduces unwanted hair and does not remove it completely.
Eflora Cream is available in the form of a 15 gm tube. However, there are some situations where Eflora Cream should not be applied. These include if an individual is allergic to Eflornithine or any other ingredients in the medication, has normal skin, is pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or is a breastfeeding woman.
Before using Eflora Cream, it’s important to inform your doctor if you have diabetes, a history of skin reactions, infected skin, chickenpox, shingles, or measles.
To apply Eflora Cream, wash and dry the affected area before gently massaging a thin layer of the cream until it is absorbed. Wait at least 5 minutes after hair removal before applying the cream. The cream should be applied twice a day, at least 8 hours apart, or as directed by your doctor. It’s important to use the cream as prescribed and not stop the course even if you feel better.
Common side effects of Eflora Cream include itching, skin irritation, peeling, swelling, stinging, and burning. If any of these side effects persist, it’s important to contact your doctor immediately. Rare but serious side effects may include skin thinning or discoloration, allergic reaction, severe dizziness, painful blisters, red bumps, loss of skin color, follicle irritation, and ingrown hairs.
When using Eflora Cream, it’s important to avoid using other topical medications without consulting your doctor as they may interact with the cream.
Remember not to use Eflora Cream for any other infection, share it with anyone else, or freeze it. If you do not feel better after completing the prescribed medication, consult your doctor immediately.