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Edina Avdic, Pharm.D., Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
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  • Eflornithine (IV): no longer commercially available in the U.S.
  • Treatment of unwanted facial hair in women (topical cream)


  • African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness):Second-stage T. b. gambiense
    • Eflornithine is not effective against T. b. rhodesiense(East African form of the diseases)
    • Drug can be obtained from CDC by contacting the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (telephone, 404-718-4745; email, parasites@cdc.gov).

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Last updated: June 3, 2017


Avdic, Edina, and Paul A Pham. "Eflornithine." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540184/all/Eflornithine.
Avdic E, Pham PA. Eflornithine. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540184/all/Eflornithine. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Avdic, E., & Pham, P. A. (2017). Eflornithine. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540184/all/Eflornithine
Avdic E, Pham PA. Eflornithine [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2017. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540184/all/Eflornithine.
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