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Eflornithine Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Vaniqa, Eflornithine, Eflornithine Hydrochloride, Ornidyl
Official FDA Reports1,320
Social Media Events28
Total Posts138
Avg. Review Score4.18/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Eflornithine Hydrochloride
Approved Uses *
  • No other uses available

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Sanofi Aventis Us Llc
  • Skinmedica Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Vaniqa.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Eflornithine Hydrochloride Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Eflornithine Hydrochloride

Alopecia

... Gone. I read somewhere that 5% of users have complete loss of facial hair. 30% have significant results. 30% have minor results. 25% have no results at all. I have had some hair loss on my head, but ...


Source: Vaniqa Top : User Ratings covering use...

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Alopecia

... less than two months' time, slowed the regrowth of the chin hair tremendously. Tweezing is down to about every third day, and any regrowth is lighter, with any dark hairs come out with the bulb. Some ...


Source: Vaniqa Top : User Ratings covering use...

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Alopecia

For me, this medication worked everywhere but on my facial hair. It was definitely systemic for me as I noticed no hair growth in areas of my body, previously hairy, but no change in my facial hair. ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By mumtotwo in fdb.rxlist.com on November 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... Gone. I read somewhere that 5% of users have complete loss of facial hair. 30% have significant results. 30% have minor results. 25% have no results at all. I have had some hair loss on my head, but ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am

It works!! I have had facial hair since my 20's, am now 70, and finally something that works. I just don't get it close to the hair on my head so no problems. Even if I did it would be worth it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Ken in fdb.rxlist.com on May 14, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Good

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By themusicgirl in fdb.rxlist.com on May 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I wrote an earlier review on this drug. At that time, I had made the tube last for 6 months I think. I have now been using Vaniqa for 2 years and I want to review it again. First, the pharmacist t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By Katie Did in fdb.rxlist.com on March 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... less than two months' time, slowed the regrowth of the chin hair tremendously. Tweezing is down to about every third day, and any regrowth is lighter, with any dark hairs come out with the bulb. Some ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am

For me, this medication worked everywhere but on my facial hair. It was definitely systemic for me as I noticed no hair growth in areas of my body, previously hairy, but no change in my facial hair. ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Starrynight15908 in fdb.rxlist.com on February 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have been using this cream for over 11years. The dark hair on my chin area was really hard to remove at times, like it was deep and very strong- rooted. There was no way to keep up with tweezing an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have always had facial hair but after my menopause started prematurely the hair growth became very much like a man's. I would pluck at least 2 times a week and each session would last 2 hrs. I star...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Loss of consciousness

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... chin. Instead of pulling 20 chin hair a day I pull about 4-5 if I use the product 2 times per day. I have also noticed over the past 3 months that the hair on my head has been falling out so I backed ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 6, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Does make hair growth finer and lighter; consistency in use is key; well worth the cost!


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.