Eflora Cream 15 gm belongs to a class of drugs called hair growth retardant used to treat unwanted excess growth of facial hair (facial hirsutism) in women. It is also used to treat African sleeping sickness, a disease caused by protozoa. Facial hirsutism is a condition in women that results in develops excessive hair growth on the face. Unwanted facial hair in women can be a cosmetic problem and may produce emotional distress and mental trauma.
Eflora Cream 15 gm contains Eflornithine is ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) inhibitor that works by blocking a natural substance ornithine decarboxylase (an enzyme in the body involved in the production of hair) that stimulates hair growth and is located in the hair follicle (the sac where each hair grows). Eflora Cream 15 gm also used to treat African sleeping sickness (a disease caused by parasite infection).
Use Eflora Cream 15 gm as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to use Eflora Cream 15 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. Some people may experience acne, burning sensation, itching, scaling, skin dryness, mild tingling sensation or tenderness at the application site, bleeding, sore throat and fever. Most of these side effects of Eflora Cream 15 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are allergic to Eflora Cream 15 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Eflora Cream 15 gm. Eflora Cream 15 gm is not recommended for use in children below 12 years. Inform your doctor if you have acne, anemia, or other blood problems, hearing loss and kidney or liver problems before using Eflora Cream 15 gm. Do not apply Eflora Cream 15 gm on sunburned, cuts, grazes and broken skin. Besides this let your doctor know if you use any prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, including vitamins, before starting Eflora Cream 15 gm.