eflornithine, Vaniqa (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
PREPARATIONS: Eflornithine is available as a 30 gram tube of cream at a concentration of 13.9%.
STORAGE: Eflornithine should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F) and should not be frozen.
DOSING: Eflornithine should be applied in a thin layer around the affected facial areas and chin and rubbed-in thoroughly. It is applied twice daily with at least eight hours between applications or as directed by a physician. Eflornithine should not be washed away from the skin for at least eight hours after application. Cosmetics and sunscreens may be applied once the treated area has dried. Hair removal techniques such as tweezing should be continued. The hands should be washed immediately after using eflornithine.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: No studies have been done to determine if eflornithine interacts with other drugs applied to the skin.
PREGNANCY: There have been no studies of eflornithine therapy in pregnant women.
NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if eflornithine is secreted into breast milk.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD
Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2015
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