Eflornithine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Eflornithine?

(ee FLOR ni theen)

• This medicine is used to decrease the growth of unwanted facial hair in females.

• It may take more than 6 weeks to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Hair removal will still be needed with use.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Acne.

• Hair bumps.

• Skin irritation.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe skin...

 
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