The recommended adult dose is a thin layer to affected skin on the face and neck twice a day, at least 8 hours apart. Rub in thoroughly to make sure the medication enters the skin. Try not to wash areas with eflornithine for at least 4 hours after applying the medication. Avoid applying eflornithine near the eyes or nose or broken skin.
Eflornithine can be applied 5 minutes after other hair removal techniques (e.g., shaving). After eflornithine has dried, you may apply sunscreens, moisturizers, or cosmetics over the treated area.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.