Vaniqa is an easy to apply cream that contains the active ingredient Eflornithine. Eflornithine slows down the growth of hair through its effect on a specific enzyme involved in the production of hair and thus works only locally to where it is applied.
Vaniqa is used to reduce the growth of excessive hair and thus reducing the need for other painful removal methods e.g. waxing or threading.
Vaniqa is not a depilatory cream, so you may need to continue with your hair removal method, for example by shaving or plucking.
It may take 8 weeks before you see results. It is important to continue using the cream. If you do not see any improvement after using it for 4 months contact your doctor. If you stop using it your original hair growth may return within 8 weeks.
If you forget to use Vaniqa
Apply straight away, but wait at least 8 hours before using it again.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Vaniqa can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects are usually limited to the skin and mild in intensity. In such cases they normally resolve without discontinuation of Vaniqa.
Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10)
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100)
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000)
A full list of side effects can be found HERE
If you get any concerning side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.