Women use Vaniqa alternative to reduce the growth of excessive facial hair.
How it works
Vaniqa alternative slows down hair growth through its effect on an enzyme involved in hair growth. Does not remove hair. It is not a depilatory cream so you will have to continue removing it, for example shaving or waxing. Improvement can be seen as early as 2 months after starting treatment. If you don’t see any benefit after using it for 4 months, see your doctor. If you stop using it, your hair will return to normal growth in 2 months.
BEFORE YOU USE VANIQA ALTERNATIVE
DO NOT use Vaniqa alternative:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to eflornithine or any of the other ingredients.
Take special care with Vaniqa alternative:
- tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems (especially related to your kidneys or liver)
- If you are not sure whether you can use this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What else should i know?
Excessive hair growth can be the cause of underlying diseases. Consult your doctor if you have any questions. To use this cream you must wait at least 5 minutes after shaving or waxing.
Using this medicine on shaved or irritated skin may cause itching or burning.
Avoid contact with the eyes or the inside of the nose and mouth. If this happens accidentally, rinse thoroughly with water.
Using Vaniqa alternative with other medicines
Consult your doctor if you need to use other medicines on the areas of the skin where you are using it.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You must not use Vaniqa while breastfeeding.
Important information about some ingredients of Vaniqa
This medicine contains cetostearyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (eg contact dermatitis).
HOW TO USE VANIQA ALTERNATIVE?
Always use Vaniqa exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- If you have shaved or used any other hair removal method, you should wait at least 5 minutes before using Vaniqa.
- Clean and dry the areas of the skin that you will use this medicine on.
- Apply a thin layer of cream and spread it with a massage.
- Whenever possible, do not wash these areas of the skin for 4 hours after application.
- Wash your hands after application.
- Wait at least 5 minutes before using makeup or sunscreens on the same areas.
- Apply the cream twice a day, at least 8 hours apart.
- Vaniqa can cause irritation (itching, burning). If irritation occurs, reduce the use of Vaniqa to one administration per day until the irritation has subsided. If irritation persists, see your doctor.
How long should I use Vaniqa alternative?
It could take up to 2 months before the results are visible. Continued use may produce further improvement. You will have to continue using this medicine to maintain its beneficial effects. If you don’t see any benefit after using it for 4 months, see your doctor.
If you use more Vaniqa than you should
If you apply too much cream to your skin, it is unlikely that it will harm you.
If you or someone else accidentally swallows Vaniqa, tell your doctor.
If you forget to use Vaniqa,
apply it immediately, but wait at least 8 hours before using it again.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like most medicines, Vaniqa Alternative can have side effects. The most frequently reported adverse effect was acne (7-14%). Other commonly reported adverse effects (> 1%) were skin problems such as ingrown hair reactions, hair loss, burning, itching or tingling, dry skin, stinging, redness or rash.
Ingrown hairs, swelling of the face or mouth, skin bleeding, cold sores, numb, chapped or dry lips, pale skin areas, skin pain, skin erythema have also been reported uncommonly (<1%). , eczema, skin irritation, skin boils,, abnormal hair texture, abnormal hair growth.
Rosacea (skin inflammation and redness that may also cause pus under the skin), red, scaly and itchy dermatitis, abnormal skin growth, rash with red bumps, skin cysts, blistering rash, excessive hair growth, tightness of the skin, and other skin disorders.
If you notice these or other side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, or if you are not sure about the effect of Vaniqa, tell your doctor or pharmacist.