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Does ▼eflornithine help women face hirsutism?
  • Relevant BNF section: 13.9


Many women develop male-pattern facial hair (facial hirsutism), which can be distressing and difficult to treat. ▼Eflornithine (Vaniqa – Shire) is a topical cream available only on prescription for treating women with facial hirsutism. Promotional material claims that the treatment “slows facial hair growth – grows her confidence”. Does this product have a place in the management of women with hirsutism?

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  • Relevant BNF section: 13.9

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