Epila cream description:
This medication is used to slow down the growth of unwanted hair on the face and under the chin in women. It should not be used for hair on other parts of the body. Epila cream blocks a certain natural substance (an enzyme) that is needed for hair growth in the skin.
This effect basically slows down the hair growth and may also make the hair finer and lighter. It does not remove hair or cause the hair to fall out.This drug is not for use in children younger than 12 years.
How to use Eflornithine (epila) Cream?
Epila cream comes with a Patient Information Leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.
- apply a thin layer of this medication only to the affected areas of the face and chin, and rub in well.
- It is usually applied twice daily at least 8 hours apart or as directed by your doctor.
- Do not apply for at least 5 minutes after hair removal (e.g., plucking, shaving).
- Do not wash the treated area for at least 4 hours.
- Wash hands immediately after using this product.
- This medication is for use on the skin only. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- If the medication gets in these areas, rinse immediately with clean water. If this drug gets in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water and contact your doctor.
Wait until the medication has dried completely before applying cosmetics, moisturizers, or sunscreens over the treated areas.
Epila cream is not a hair removal product. Continue to use hair removal techniques (e.g., shaving, plucking) while using this medication. If you stop using this product, hair growth will return.
You are gonna see some improvement in 4 to 8 weeks. This medication works slowly. Use exactly as directed. Do not use more of this product or use it more often.
Your condition will not improve faster, and the risk of side effects will increase.
Tell your doctor if your skin becomes red or irritated. Your doctor may direct you to apply the medication only once a day or stop the medication.
Main side effects of using epila cream Burning, stinging, tingling, and redness of the skin may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: acne, “hair bumps” (folliculitis).
A very serious allergic reaction to epila cream is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,
including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using epila cream, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to eflornithine; or if you have any other allergies.
Epila cream may contain inactive ingredients (such as methylparaben), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: cuts/infections/sores on face.
- During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.