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Vaniqa  is a medication for the reduction of growth facial hair. It contains the active formulation of Eflornithine substance that is also available in its generic form.

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Vaniqa generic 13.9% cream

Vaniqa generic 13.9% cream Vaniqa generic is a medication for the reduction of growth facial hair. It contains the active formulation of Eflornithine substance that is also available in its generic form.
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Vaniqa generic

Vaniqa (Eflornithine) is a topical cream and is available only by prescription. It does not remove facial hair, albeit it only reduces its growth. Vaniqa is used along with other hair removal method to manage the growth of unwanted facial hair.

Vaniqa generic is supplied in 13.9 % Eflornithine cream in30 grams tube. It contains the active formulation of eflornithine hydrochloride monohydrate. Its inactive ingredients include ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone 200, glyceryl stearate, methylparaben, mineral oil, PEG-100 stearate, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, stearyl alcohol, sodium hydroxide and water.

Vaniqa generic Pharmacological Action

The active formulation of Vaniqa which is eflornithine works by effectively reducing the growth of facial hair. It interferes directly with the natural chemical responsible for the growth of hair follicles.

Vaniqa works at the exact area where it is applied by blocking the ornithine decarboxylase enzyme which is found in the hair follicle of the skin essential for the growth of facial hair. Vaniqa will make the growth of your facial hair slower.

Vaniqa generic is not a depilatory cream; it only slows the growth process of facial hair. Vaniqa should be used in addition to your usual hair removal method to effectively manage the growth of unwanted hair. Effect of treatment is not usually observed immediately. Its effect is gradual and is usually noticeable between 1 to 2 months of continuous use.  

Vaniqa generic Indication

Vaniqa is prescribed in combination with other hair removal method to women who want to get rid of unwanted facial hair. Vaniqa slows down the growth of facial hair after depilatory treatment. It is indicated to women who have problems with facial hair growing in any area of the face like the chin or below the nose forming like mustache.

Vaniqa generic is only a temporary treatment to unwanted facial hair growth. It is recommended to determine the cause of the problem including hormonal fluctuations/changes, genetic or other medical inclination such as obesity or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).   

Mode of Administration

Vaniqa is a topical cream that is applied for external use only. It is applied in the face area usually under the chin region or other areawhere you want to slow down the growth of unwanted hair. Vaniqa is usually applied twice a day preferably in the morning and evening or as prescribed by your doctor.

Follow the following guide in using Vaniqa (Eflornithine):

Was your hand before and after each application;

Remove facial hair by using your hair removal method before applying Vaniqa.

Wait for at least 5 Minutes then apply a thin amount of Vaniqa cream in the affected facial area, under the chin or nearby region. Gently rub and leave it for at least 4 hours before you rinse the treated area of your face.

If you are using facial cleanser, sunscreen or other cosmetic products, you can always use it after you applied Vaniqa cream. Allow few minutes for Vaniqa to be absorbed by your skin before you can apply your other beauty regimen product.

Avoid the cream to get into your eyes, mouth or nose. If this happens, rinse it thoroughly with water and dab with a clean cloth. Call your Doctor if it gets into your eyes after washing it with water.

Do not be despair if you do not see immediate result. The effect of this treatment is gradual. Effect is usually observed between 4 to 8 weeks of continous use. If you do not see positive result after 6 months, discontinue its use and inform your doctor of this fact. 

Contraindications and Cautions

Vaniqa is contraindicated to patients who are hypersensitive to eflornithine hydrochloride monohydrate or any of its components. Do not apply the cream in abraded skin to avoid stinging and burning sensation.

Vaniqa has been studied for use only to women and on any area in the face or its adjacent such as under the chin. Its use has not been approved to children under 12 years old.

Vaniqa is not a depilatory treatment; hence other hair removal technique must be undertaken in addition to the Vaniqa cream application.

Vaniqa (Eflornithine) is classified by the FDA under the C category. It means that it is not known whether it can harm the unborn baby. For purposes of safety and precaution, inform your Doctor if you are pregnant or currently breast feeding an infant.

Vaniqa generic Side Effects

Side effects of Vaniqa (Eflornithine) include tingling and burning sensation to the applied area of the skin. Redness of the skin, rashes or hair bumps may sometimes experienced by the patient. These side effects vary on each patients but it will generally fade away after awhile.

Immediately seek medical attention if you experienced swelling of your face or skin bleeding or when side effects mentioned above worsened. There are cases when Vaniqa causes allergic reactions. Immediately consult your Doctor if you experienced rash; hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, mouth, lips, tongue or throat.

Vaniqa generic Interactions

Vaniqa is safe for use and does not have interaction with other medications. Skin moisturizers, cleanser, sunscreen and other cosmetic products can be used together with Vaniqa cream. You should wait a couple minutes to allow Vaniqa cream to dry and absorbed by the skin before applying your usual beauty regimen.

Exercise caution in applying other skin products that are used for medication. Inform your pharmacist or doctor whether these product is compatible for use with Vaniqa cream.

Interesting facts

It is an interesting fact that Vaniqa is first FDA approved product for the reduction of facial hair growth. It is also widely recommended by dermatologist to patients who want to get rid of their unwanted facial hair.

Vaniqa generic can be used along with your daily beauty routine such as make up, moisturizers and other skin rejuvenation products. There is no particular requirement of treatment and it is compatible to different skin types and racial origin.

Vaniqa Review: 

"I have a mustache but I am a girl...I basically grow with this dilemma and I don’t want the feeling. I felt like I am less beautiful and I am less likeable.

I came to know Vaniqa when my sister introduced it to me and I like its effect on me…I gotten rid of my mustache and I regained my self confidence in dealing with people and it greatly help me in my job as marketing supervisor."

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From natalie | 2015-05-13 08:48:15

do need a prescription to order elyn?


Dear Natalie, you can order Elyn (generic for Vaniqa) without a prescription.

From Roxanne | 2014-12-29 18:29:33

The Vaniqa generic 13.9% cream does not state anywhere the size of the tube...ounces? How much is shipping? Thank you


Dear Roxanne, Vaniqa generic comes in 15g tube. The shipping is 10 USD

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