What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Vaniqa (Eflornithine)

Known as Vaniqa 11.5% in the UK

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Brand

Vaniqa (Eflornithine)

Prescription Required

Strength
Qty
11.5%

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Generic

Generic Equivalent - Vaniqa (Eflornithine)

Prescription Required

Strength
Qty
13.9%

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Vaniqa cream is a prescription product used to reduce facial hair in females ages 12 and older. Vaniqa is a topical product that is applied to the skin based on the directions from your doctor.

    Vaniqa works by preventing cell growth, which stops the growth of facial hair. This product may take several months to start working. Continue taking it exactly as prescribed. Once discontinued, the effects of Vaniqa are reversible.

    Directions

    Apply Vaniqa cream to the affected area twice daily, at least eight hours apart.

    Do not use Vaniqa at the same time as other prescription or cosmetic products. Separate the application of Vaniqa and other products by at least 10-15 minutes.

    Vaniqa does not cause hair removal. It may take up to 4-8 weeks of treatment before results are seen.

    Ingredients

    The primary active ingredient in Vaniqa generic is eflornithine.

    Interactions

    Vaniqa does not have any known interactions with other medications.

    However, it is not recommended to apply to Vaniqa at the same time as other topical medications.

    Cautions

    Only use Vaniqa cream on areas of intact skin. Do not apply it to areas of broken or irritated skin. It may cause burning and stinging and may not absorb properly.

    Side Effects

    Some of the more common side effects of Vaniqa may include the following:

    • Acne rosacea
    • Acne vulgaris
    • Alopecia
    • Anorexia
    • Burning sensation of skin
    • Cheilitis
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Dermal hemorrhage
    • Dizziness
    • Dyspepsia
    • Erythema
    • Facial edema
    • Folliculitis
    • Headache
    • Herpes simplex infection
    • Ingrown hair
    • Nausea
    • Numbness
    • Pruritus
    • Pseudofolliculitis barbae
    • Skin irritation
    • Skin rash
    • Stinging of the skin
    • Swelling of lips
    • Tingling of the skin
    • Vertigo
    • Weakness
    • Xeroderma

    Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any of the above side effects.

    Vaniqa cost is usually cheaper when purchasing online. Find it at Canada Pharmacy.

    References


    Vaniqa [package insert]. Buffalo, NY: Bristol-Myers Squibb; 2000.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 9353

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