Side effects of using Vaniqa or Eflornithine:
The side effects that may occur by applying Vaniqa cream (Eflornithine Cream) may be temporary rashes, redness, stinging or burning sensation especially if the cream is applied on the skin which is broken. In case of any irritation occurring, apply it only once a day. If the irritation and other side effects continue, stop applying the cream and consult your doctor.
Facial hair reduces only gradually. Hence even if improvement is not noticed immediately, do not discontinue using the cream. Reduction in facial hair can be seen within 4-8 weeks of applying the cream, but it may take more time in some cases. If there is no visible improvement in the condition after using the cream for 6 months, you should discontinue using the cream. Hair growth may return to its original pretreatment level in about 8 weeks after stopping the treatment.
The side effects of eflornithine topical (an important ingredient in Vaniqa cream) may be minor in nature and will not require any medical attention. These side effects go away on their own as your body gets adjusted to the medication. Also, your medical practitioner will be able to help you in preventing and reducing these side effects. But if any of the following side effects continue, consult your doctor. The common ones are acne and stinging or burning sensation in the skin. Other uncommon ones are bleeding skin, chapped lips, hair bumps, chronic acne and numbness. Generic Eflora is also available and is got at a cheaper rate.