This medication is used to slow the growth of unwanted hair on the face and chin in women. It should not be used for hair on other areas of the body. It inhibits the action of a certain natural substance (an enzyme) necessary for the growth of hair on the skin. This effect slows hair growth and can also make it finer and lighter. It does not remove hair or cause it to fall out.
This medicine is not indicated for children under 12 years of age.