Vaniqa cream

Vaniqa cream (eflornithine 11.5%) for unwanted female facial hair (hirsutism).

  • Applied twice daily
  • Clinically proven to be effective
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How to buy online

  1. Read medical information about female facial hair
  2. Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
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Vaniqa cream (60 gram tube)x1 (2 months)£72.50
Vaniqa cream (60 gram tube)x2 (4 months)£139.00
Vaniqa cream (60 gram tube)x3 (6 months)£206.00

Prescription issued online - small prescription fee per order.

Compare prices: Dr Fox prices are 25%-50% lower cost than other online clinics.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£3.00
up to £50£5.00
up to £100£8.00
over £100£10.00
*Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.
Comparative costs of Vaniqa cream from UK online clinics (10 October 2016) - qualifying notes
*Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.
  1. The prices shown are listed by the online clinics named after a customer first enters consultation information and is offered prescriptions. It is possible these clinics may have special offers or lower prices for repeat supplies.
  2. Prices may change and are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date stated.
  3. Dr Fox does NOT claim to provide a superior service to any of the online clinics listed. All the clinics listed, as far as we can tell, comply with all regulation and, as far as we can tell, operate to high ethical standards.
  4. Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in the table (between £1 and £10 depending on value of the order).
  5. To amend the information in this table please contact us
  6. The prices listed in the table do not identify the cost of prescription medicine as online clinics charge a single fee to cover services which includes advice, consultations, prescriptions and dispensing and supply of treatments.
Vaniqa (eflornithine 11.5%)Dr Fox*LloydsSuperdrugPharmacy2UHealth Express
60 gram tube (2 months) x 1£72.50£80.50£90.00£80.00£80.00£110.00
60 gram tube (4 months) x 2£139.00£149.00£n/a£144.00£180.00
UK delivery£2.90includedincluded£3.45£3.45included

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About Vaniqa cream

How does Vaniqa work?

Vaniqa cream, containing Eflornithine, is used to treat excessive facial hair growth in women over 18. It is a prescription medicine. Vaniqa is not a hair remover, but works by reducing new hair growth and regrowth. Vaniqa works at the level of hair follicles by reducing the activity of an enzyme involved in hair growth.

What causes female facial hair?

Hirsutism may be a family trait, but it can also be caused by medical conditions, such as over active thyroid, polycystic ovaries, and as a side effect of some prescription medicines. Always consult a doctor before treatment.

Women should not assume their hirsutism is natural for them. They should get a check-up with a doctor before treatment. Hirsutism is commoner in women of SE Asian origin.

Prescription medicines associated with hirsutism include; cyclosporine, minoxidil, glucocorticoids also known as steroids, phenobarbitone and phenytoin used to treat seizures, and some but not all, hormone replacements and contraceptive pills.

Not suitable

The Dr Fox online consultation carries out checks for suitability. Women who are sensitive to Vaniqa, or have a history of kidney or liver disease may not be able to use Vaniqa.

Consult a doctor if you are using other skin preparations at the same time.

How to use

Apply a pea-sized amount (approx 25mg) of cream twice daily to clean dry skin of the face and rub it in until no longer visible. Leave at least 8 hours between applications. If irritation occurs, reduce application to once daily. See a doctor if irritation persists. Avoid contact with the mouth, inner nose and eyes. Wait 5 mins before applying make-up and other skin preparations. Leave for at least 4 hours before washing off.

Use only of effected area; usually the chin, cheeks and upper lip.

If Vaniqa is accidentally swallowed, in anything but a smear of cream, consult a doctor.

What to expect from treatment

Vaniqa does not remove existing hair. It slows down new growth and regrowth. Hair removal, for example by plucking or shaving, should be continued.

It can takes up to 8 weeks for results. If after 4 months there is no improvement, Vaniqa should be stopped and a doctor consulted.

Vaniqa's effects wear off after 8 weeks of stopping treatment. To maintain the effect, Vaniqa must be used continuously.

Side effects of Vaniqa

Side effects, if they occur, are usually topical, usually occurring at the site the cream is applied, and usually resolving once treatment is discontinued.

A full list can be found at in the manufacturer's Patient Information Leaflet.

The commonest side effect, occurring in up to 1 in 10 women, is acne. Also common, occurring in up to 1 in 100 are; dry skin, hair loss, inflammation, itching, rash, redness, and stinging and tingling. Other side effects are less common.

Any side effects which occur should be discussed with a doctor or pharmacist.

It would be unusual for Vaniqa to interact with other prescribed medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Do not use Vaniqa if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Alternative treatments should be used.

Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflet' supplied with medication must be read before using.

Vaniqa Patient Information Leaflet

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Authored 02 April 2016
by Dr Tony Steele, MB ChB

Reviewed 28 November 2016 by Dr B. Babor, MB ChB

Last updated 30 January 2017

The order process

Answer short medical questionnaire

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Product reviews

Vaniqa rated 9.6/10 in 5 product reviews

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I have found Vaniqa cream to be life-changing. It has made a massive difference to my face and my confidence (I am in my 50s with an underactive thyroid and PCO, with pale skin and dark hair). It has taken about five months to get a satisfactory result and I have only been using it once a day instead of twice a day as prescribed, because I found that all the hair follicles died under my skin and went septic very quickly and I had terrible spots as a result. I would therefore recommend that you start using just a tiny amount mixed into your usual moisturiser and gradually increase the amount you use over time. Definitely give it 6 months - I have had amazing results and feel normal for the first time in years.

29/03/2017 16:53
Anonymous Verified

i am very pleased with this product and i was very glad to have been able to purchase this here and feel it is well worth the money as it is started to help me enourmousley my skin is so much beeter also as i also have smoother skin, as well as the excesses horrible facial hair having to continually shave my face and left with a rough stubble all round top marks to this and doctor fox

23/03/2017 12:04
S. Lafferty Verified

Very happy with the results and delivery

22/11/2016 09:45
Anonymous Verified

excellent product, but you are best to use for at least 2 months for best results.

06/11/2016 15:37
Anonymous Verified

This product has worked wonders for me. Hair growth has really reduced, lots of fair hair on cheeks, side of jaw and dark hair on upper lip much less than before. After years of electrolysis finally feel I am making a difference. Skin is dry with it but rather have that than the excess hair which was so upsetting and embarrassing.

06/10/2016 22:00
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