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Minoxidil

Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a generic variation of Rogaine, the world's most popular hair restoration treatment. Minoxidil is a medicated foam that works to treat male pattern baldness. Put an end to thinning hair and restore a more youthful appearance with Minoxidil.

Minoxidil may also be marketed as: Rogaine, Generic Rogaine, Mintop, Amexidil, Spectral.DNC and Vanarex.

This product comes in a 60ml bottle containing a solution of either 2% or 5%

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Uses

Minoxidil is a medicated foam that is classified under a drug type called vasodilators. Minoxidil is made promote hair growth and treat male pattern baldness. While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact way that Minoxidil works, many believe that this ointment targets blood vessels in the scalp to stimulate growth of hair and improve the function of hair follicles.

Minoxidil is not intended for use in patients under 18 years of age.

How to take

Use Minoxidil as directed on the package label (unless advised otherwise by a trusted healthcare professional).

Use Minoxidil on dry hair and scalp. Most users apply 1ml of this treatment twice daily onto the affected areas of the scalp. Do not use more than 2ml daily.

Thoroughly wash hands after applying Minoxidil. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not digest this treatment. Do not apply Minoxidil to parts of the body other than head or scalp.

Treatment of this medication will improve with continued use. It may take up to 4 months for results to become noticeable.

Side effects

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following side-effects associated with an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.

Stop using Minoxidil and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

  • chest pains, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, fainting spells, or irregular or accelerated heart rate.

Less serious side effects associated with this medication include:

  • headache, or irritation, redness, flaking or dry skin on the scalp.

Additional side-effects may result from taking this medication. Consult a medical profession before taking this or any other medication.

Precautions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Do not use Minoxidil if you damage, irritation or sun damage on the scalp.

Before taking this medication, consult your doctor if you have a history of heart disease.

Drug interactions

Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction.

Do not combine Minoxidil with other scalp medications without first consulting your doctor.

Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.

Missed dose

Do not take more than your recommended dosage.  If you miss a dose, skip it and take the next one as usual.

Storage

Keep medication in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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