Vaniqa cream

Vaniqa cream (eflornithine 11.5%) for unwanted female facial hair (hirsutism) available to buy online from Dr Fox.

  • Applied twice daily
  • Clinically proven to be effective
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Buy Vaniqa cream online in UK

How to order Vaniqa cream online for UK delivery:

  1. Read medical information about female facial hair
  2. Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
  3. Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy (tracked 24hr service)


Vaniqa cream (60 gram tube)x1 (2 months)£66.90
Vaniqa cream (60 gram tube)x2 (4 months)£129.20
Vaniqa cream (60 gram tube)x3 (6 months)£192.40
Vaniqa cream (60 gram tube)x3 (6 months)£257.60

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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.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£2.00
up to £40£3.00
over £40£4.00

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.

*Dr Fox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.
Comparative costs of Vaniqa cream from UK online clinics (06 May 2021) - qualifying notes
  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. All products in stock and new condition.
  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 £4 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.
  7. Where services include free delivery this is using the slowest delivery option available. Dr Fox uses Royal Mail Tracked 24.
Vaniqa (eflornithine 11.5%)Dr Fox*LloydsSuperdrugZavamed
60 gram tube x 1 (2 months)£66.90£80.50£90.00£89.99
UK delivery£2.90includedincludedincluded

Delivery charges

UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.

Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.

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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 more common in women of Southern Mediterranean and SE Asian origin.

Prescription medicines associated with hirsutism include cyclosporin, 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 makeup and other skin preparations. Leave for at least 4 hours before washing off.

Use only on affected 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 take 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.

Do any drugs/medicines interfere with Vaniqa?

No drug interaction studies have been undertaken, so this is unknown. However as Vaniqa is a local treatment and only small amounts are absorbed into the body, drug interactions are very unlikely. Vaniqa will not affect your contraception.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not use Vaniqa if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Alternative treatments should be used.

Patient Information Leaflet

Illustration of patient leaflet from medicine packet

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine and must be read before taking the medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.

Vaniqa patient leaflet

Dr Tony Steele

Authored 02 April 2016 by Dr Tony Steele
Last updated 18 October 2021

Reviewed by Dr B. Babor, Dr A. Wood, Dr P. Hunt
Last reviewed 13 February 2018


Product reviews

Vaniqa cream rated 4.75/5 in 16 product reviews

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Vaniqa cream

Does what it says

01/08/2021 08:12
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Vaniqa cream

I saw an immediate effect, it hasn't stopped growth but slowed significantly

14/02/2020 03:16
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Vaniqa cream

Excellent product as described

23/11/2019 19:00
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Vaniqa cream

Takes time but worth it!

14/01/2019 12:14
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Vaniqa cream

This definately works.

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