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, or pharmacist.
Precautions - The Vaniqa prescription cream is not a dipilatory. You will need to continue your routine method of hair removal while using this prescription medicine. You may not see improvement for the first month of Vaniqa use. If your symptoms do not improve or become worse, check with your doctor. Vaniqa 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 the vaniqa prescription cream for facial hair 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 the Vaniqa cream for facial hair, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Drug Interactions - Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take with and without a prescription.
Missed Dose - If you miss a dose of the Vaniqa prescription cream for unwanted facial hair, skip the missed dose and resume your usual Vaniqa dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the amount used to catch up.
Storage - Store your Vaniqa facial cream at room temperature away from sunlight. Keep Vaniqa and all medications out of the reach of children.
Notes - Do not share your Vaniqa prescription cream for unwanted facial hair with other people.
Additional Related Resources Online
The Official Site of VANIQA : Slow the Growth of Unwanted Facial Hair - Features, eflornithine hydrochloride, a prescription cream that slows the growth of woman's unwanted facial hair.
Hairfacts: Vaniqa - Hair removal facts for consumers. Free and commercial-free.
Vaniqa Cream Drug Information - Vaniqa Cream side effects, interactions, indications.
Vaniqua Online, Description, Chemistry, Ingredients - Eflornithine - VANIQA® (eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream, 13.9% For topical dermatological use only.
Vaniqa - Vaniqa became available on July 31, 2000, and is made by Bristol-Myers Squibb.