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Vaniqa

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/21/2020
Vaniqa Side Effects Center

What Is Vaniqa?

Vaniqa (eflornithine hydrochloride) Cream is used to reduce unwanted facial hair in women. It blocks a certain enzyme needed for hair growth in the skin. This effect slows hair growth and may also make the hair finer and lighter. Vaniqa Cream It does not remove hair or cause the hair to fall out.

What Are Side Effects of Vaniqa?

Common side effects of Vaniqa Cream include:

  • application site skin reactions (burning, stinging, tingling, and redness, and rash) of the skin,
  • acne, or
  • "hair bumps" (folliculitis)

Dosage for Vaniqa?

Apply a thin layer dose of Vaniqa Cream, 13.9% to affected areas of the face and adjacent involved areas under the chin and rub in thoroughly. Do not wash treated area for at least 4 hours. Use twice daily at least 8 hours apart or as directed by a physician.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Vaniqa?

Vaniqa may interact with other topical (for the skin) preparations. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Vaniqa During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

During pregnancy, Vaniqa should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Vaniqa (eflornithine hydrochloride) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Vaniqa Consumer Information

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using eflornithine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe irritation of treated skin; or
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles.

Common side effects may include:

  • temporary redness, rash, burning, stinging, itching, or tingling;
  • acne or red bumps on the skin;
  • skin dryness; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Vaniqa (Eflornithine)

QUESTION

An average adult has about ________ square feet of skin. See Answer
Vaniqa Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Adverse events reported for most body systems occurred at similar frequencies in VANIQA and vehicle control groups. The most frequent adverse events related to treatment with VANIQA were skin-related. The following table notes the percentage of adverse events associated with the use of VANIQA or its vehicle that occurred at greater than 1% in both the vehicle-controlled studies and the open-label safety studies up to 1 year of continuous use.

Adverse Event TermVehicle-Controlled StudiesVehicle- Controlled and Open-Label Studies
VANIQA
(n=393)
Vehicle
(n=201)
VANIQA
(n=1373)
Acne21.321.410.8
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae16.315.44.9
Stinging Skin7.92.54.1
Headache3.85.04.0
Burning Skin4.32.03.5
Dry Skin1.83.03.3
Pruritus (itching)3.84.03.1
Erythema (redness)1.30.02.5
Tingling Skin3.61.52.2
Dyspepsia2.52.01.9
Skin Irritation1.01.01.8
Rash2.80.01.5
Alopecia1.52.51.3
Dizziness1.51.51.3
Folliculitis0.50.01.0
Hair Ingrown0.32.00.9
Facial edema0.33.00.7
Anorexia1.02.00.7
Nausea0.51.00.7
Asthenia0.01.00.3
Vertigo0.31.00.1

Treatment related skin adverse events that occurred in less than 1% of the subjects treated with VANIQA are: bleeding skin, cheilitis, contact dermatitis, swelling of lips, herpes simplex, numbness and rosacea.

Adverse events were primarily mild in intensity and generally resolved without medical treatment or discontinuation of VANIQA. Only 2% of subjects discontinued studies due to an adverse event related to use of VANIQA.

Laboratory Test Abnormalities

No laboratory test abnormalities have been consistently found to be associated with VANIQA. In an open labeled study, some patients showed an increase in their transaminases; however, the clinical significance of these findings is not known.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Vaniqa (Eflornithine)

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© Vaniqa Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Vaniqa Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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