USES: This medicine is an enzyme
inhibitor used topically to slow the growth of unwanted facial
hair in women. It does not remove hair.
the first and only prescription cream clinically proven to
slow the growth of unwanted facial hair (UFH) in women. Over
time you may be removing hair less often. VANIQA was studied
around the lips and under the chin.
With VANIQA, you have an exciting way to
help manage your UFH. VANIQA (eflornithine HCl) Cream, 13.9%
doesn't remove hair like many products you may already be
using. Instead it actually slows the growth, complementing
your current treatment. You should continue to use your current
method of hair removal. VANIQA can be used on all skin types.
BEFORE USING: Some medicines or medical conditions may
interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST
of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine, including
any facial or skin creams, that you are taking. Inform you
doctor of any other medical conditions, broken skin, sores
on the face, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact
your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns
about using this medicine.
DIRECTIONS: Follow the directions
for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine
comes with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you
may have about this medicine. Apply a thin layer of this medicine
to the affected areas of the face and under the chin, at least
5 minutes after hair removal (e.g., plucking, shaving). Rub
in thoroughly. Do not wash the treated area for at least 4
hours. Wait at least 8 hours between applications of this
medicine. Cosmetics or sunscreens may be applied after the
medicine has dried. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature
(77 degrees F or 25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container,
away from heat and light. Brief storage between 59 and 86
degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. DO NOT FREEZE.
IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, skip the missed dose
and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply 2
doses at once.
CAUTIONS: This medicine is not a
dipilatory. You will need to continue your routine method
of hair removal while using this medicine. You may not see
improvement for the first month of use. If your symptoms do
not improve or become worse, check with your doctor. This
medicine is not for use in children under 12 years of age.
FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with
your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine
during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED
in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while
you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist
to discuss the risks to your baby.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: SIDE
EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include stinging,
burning, redness, tingling, rash of the skin; or hair bumps
(folliculitis). If they continue or are bothersome, check
with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience
bleeding skin, or swelling of the face or lips. If you notice
other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse,