eflornithine

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eflornithine

 [ef-lor´nĭ-thēn″]
an inhibitor of the enzyme catalyzing the decarboxylation of ornithine; used topically as the hydrochloride salt to reduce unwanted facial hair in females. It has also been administered intravenously in treatment of African trypanosomiasis.

eflornithine

An antiprotozoal drug used to treat Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and African TRYPANOSOMIASIS. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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* Meds: Metformin (1-2 gm/day), spironolactone, Vaniqa, OCPs (with drosperinone)
"Vaniqa. It may not help your sleeping symptoms, but you'll need fewer haircuts."
(NASDAQ: CPHR) (TSX: CPH) has acquired the Canadian rights to Vaniqa and Actikerall from Spanish pharmaceutical company Almirall S.
Eflornithine hydrochloride (Vaniqa) may also help slow the hair growth on the face.
One agent, eflornithine (Vaniqa, SkinMedica Inc.) is approved only for reduction of unwanted facial hair.
(12) The prescription cream Eflornithine (Vaniqa) is sometimes prescribed in addition, to slow facial hair growth in women; this drug has been shown to be effective for about one-third of the women who have used it.
In the meantime, good options for the patient include shaving and eflornithine HCL (Vaniqa), although eflornithine is approved only for use on the face, and it is not known what effect greater application might have.
The purchase agreement involved the acquisition by Women's First Healthcare of product rights, trademarks, patents, and legal filings for Vaniqa cream, as well as all related products, and over-the-counter rights.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vaniqa (eflornithine hydrochloride), a prescription medication cream that reduces unwanted facial hair.
Another medication that has shown moderate results in controlling hirsutism is Eflornithine HCl (Vaniqa).
These women need their fast food (McDonalds, Taco Bell, Dominoes, Wendy's, and Chili's To-Go), fast computers and Internet connections (IBM, Radio Shack, Intel, Dell, Circuit City, and Juno), fast pain relievers (Motrin Sinus Headache, Singulair Asthma Control, Alka Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine, and Monistat Yeast Infection Control), and fast-acting feminine beauty/hygiene products (Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser, Crest Ultra Whitening Toothpaste, Clairol Herbal Essences Body Wash, Caress Silkening Body Lotion, Clairol Hydrience Hair Color, Maybelline Wear 'n' Go Lip Color, Nivea Visage Q-l0 Wrinkle Control, Vaniqa Facial Hair Treatment, and Redken Active Express Hair Care, to name only a few).