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H-Nil Cream

Manufactured byYaher Pharma
ContainsEflornithine
Description

H-Nil Cream is a topical medicine used in the treatment of hirsutism (unwanted facial hair growth), in women. This medicine slows down facial hair growth but does not prevent it. This medicine is not recommended use in patients below 12 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for H-Nil Cream

  • Acne
  • Dry skin
  • Itching of skin
  • Skin rash
  • Reddened, sore skin
  • Abnormal skin growth

Uses of H-Nil Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hirsutism (unwanted hair growth in women)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Eflornithine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

H-Nil Cream may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

External use only

This medicine is only recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, etc.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the action of ornithine decarboxylase enzyme, that stimulates hair growth. Thus, it reduces the growth of unwanted hair on the face in women.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous topical agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 20 Feb 2019

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