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Vaniqa

Identifier

026303

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Eflornithine, sold under the brand name Vaniqa among others, is a medication used to treat African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) and excessive hair growth on the face in women [sic]. Specifically it is used for the 2nd stage of sleeping sickness caused by T. b. gambiense and may be used with nifurtimox. It is used by injection or applied to the skin.

Common side effects when applied as a cream include rash, redness, and burning. Side effects of the injectable form include bone marrow suppression, vomiting, and seizures. It is unclear if it is safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is recommended typically for children over the age of 12.

Eflornithine was developed in the 1970s and came into medical use in 1990. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

On Sep, 20, 2017  407 people reported to have side effects when taking Vaniqa.
Among them, 1 person (0.25%) has Hallucination

The source of the experience

eHealthme

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References