Minoxidil is a drug that is used to stimulate the hair growth and is given in the treatment of male pattern baldness. This drug is mostly effective in the people who are below the age of 40 years.
This drug does not cure baldness but it can slow down the effect on receding hairlines.
Male pattern baldness or Androgenic alopecia is a result of androgen imbalance in the body. There is thinning of hair on the top of the head.
Minoxidil is available in the topical solution dosage form. This type of dosage form gives the following advantages:
THE AILMENTS IT IS USED FOR:
Minoxidil solution and other topical forms are pharmaceutical products given for the treatment of Male pattern baldness. This also helps in hair growth in women with thinning of hair.
Mintop 2% Solution belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.
Mintop 2% Solution should only be applied directly to the scalp area in the amount and in the way specified on the label or by your doctor. Clean and dry your scalp before using it.
It may take approximately 2- 4 months before you notice any hair growth. The first growth may be soft, colourless, and barely visible.
Using more than recommended will not speed up hair growth and may increase the likelihood of side effects. This medication must be used continuously to maintain hair growth. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsen after using it for 4 to 6 months.
Mintop 2% Solution is generally safe and suitable for most people but may have potential side effects. The most common side effects of this medicine are itching and skin irritation of the treated area of the scalp.
In case of accidental application in other areas, it may result in unwanted hair growth. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water if you get it in your eyes, mouth, or broken skin. Talk to your doctor if you are bothered by the side effects or if they do not go away.
People under 18 or over 65 should not usually use Mintop 2% Solution. It may also not be appropriate if your hair loss is due to medications (such as chemotherapy) or any nutritional deficiency.
You should also not use this medicine if you have high blood pressure or use other creams or lotions to treat other scalp conditions. Talk to your doctor if you have heart disease or blood circulation problems.
HOW IT WORKS?
Minoxidil comes as a liquid that is to be applied on the scalp. Minoxidil promotes hair growth by:
Shortening the telogen phase and causing premature entry of resting hair follicles into Anagen phase
Prolonging the Anagen phase and inducing the increase in the size of hair follicles.
improving the viability of hair follicles
Mintop 2% Solution is a medicine used to treat common hereditary hair loss. It can prevent further hair loss and help hair to re-grow.
It works by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles on your scalp, which prevents hair cell death and also enhances new hair growth. It is most effective for baldness or thinning at the top of the scalp but less effective at the front or for receding hairline.
Benefits are less likely if you have been bald for many years or have a large area of hair loss. Mintop 2% Solution is not suitable for sudden or unexplained hair loss.
It is considered a safe medicine. There are separate products for men and women and you should follow your doctor’s instructions carefully while using Mintop 2% Solution.
Regrowth of hair improves your appearance, boosts your confidence, and enhances your social life. Use it regularly to maintain hair growth and to get the maximum benefits. Consult your doctor if you notice any changes in the hair growth while using Mintop 2% Solution.
WHEN SHOULD YOU AVOID IT?
You should not take Minoxidil if you:
- Are hypersensitive to Minoxidil or any of the other ingredients in it
- Have any kind of allergies
- Have scalp diseases like cuts/wounds or eczema on scalp
- Have a heart related problems
- Have damaged, irritated or sunburned scalp skin
- Have asthma or any other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Are breast feeding
- Are 18 years or below this age
HOW MUCH TO APPLY?
Follow the instruction given on the package or prescription label. Always apply the dose as instructed by the doctor. Generally, 1 ml or use 20 drops of Minoxidil lotion is applied on the bald area.
WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS AVAILABLE?
Minoxidil is available in following strengths at our website:
Tugain 5% (60 ml)
Mintop lotion 2% (60 ml)
Coverit 2% (60 ml)
HOW TO APPLY?
Always apply the lotion as instructed by the Doctor. Go through the instruction manual given along with the lotion. Apply 1 ml of the lotion on the affected scalp areas.
Part your hair into two parts and then apply the solution evenly on the scalp Always wash your hands before and after using the lotion. Don?t use more than 2 ml the lotion in one day. Apply carefully and avoid getting the lotion in the eyes, nose or mouth.
WHEN TO APPLY?
Always take the Minoxidil as instructed by the Doctor. Apply the lotion twice a day.
FOR HOW LONG SHOULD IT BE TAKEN?
Apply the lotion as long as recommended by the doctor. Usually it is recommended that the drug Minoxidil must be used for at least 4 months and possibly for 1 year.
Sudden discontinuation of the treatment can cause falling off the newly grown hair within a few months. Consult your doctor about the total time span of using Minoxidil.
WHAT IF YOU APPLY TOO MUCH (OVERDOSE)?
Generally, there are no chances of overdose of the Minoxidil as it is a topical solution. If excess lotion is applied or in case you feel any kind of discomfort then immediately contact your doctor. Headache, redness and warmth of the affected area may takes place when applied lotion in excess.
WHAT IF YOU MISS THE DOSE?
Try to apply the medicinal lotion at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing dose. In case you miss the dose, forget it and take the next dose on the correct time period. Don?t double up the dose in order to catch up the missed one.
MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML belongs to the group of medications called vasodilator used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and alopecia (hair loss).
MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML stimulates hair growth and slows down the process of balding. Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which there is a high pressure of blood against the arteries walls (blood vessels).
It is considered as an essential risk factor for cardiovascular (heart) diseases. On the other hand, Alopecia is the thinning or loss of hair on the scalp or any part of the body.
MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML is a vasodilator that helps widen and relax the constricted blood vessels (due to high blood pressure) to promote blood flow, thereby reducing the high blood pressure.
MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML , when used topically (on the head scalp) widens the blood vessels. It opens potassium channels which helps in providing sufficient oxygen, blood and nutrients to the hair follicles, thereby preventing the hair cell death and promoting new hair growth.
MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML is available in oral and topical (for scalp) forms. The oral tablet form is used to treat hypertension and is recommended with other drugs to prevent side effects. The topical formulations of MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML include solution, lotion, gel, shampoo, conditioner, serum, foam and spray.
Along with its needed effects, MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML may sometimes produce unwanted effects. Some common side effects of MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML include excessive hair growth, headache, skin irritation, dryness, redness, dizziness, chest pain, increased heartbeat and increased weight with fluid retention (oedema).
These side effects usually do not require medical attention and gradually resolve during the treatment. If you experience any other symptoms you think may be due to MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML , please consult your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Do not use the oral tablet form of MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML to treat hair loss. Do not use a topical form of MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML , if you have high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms), sunburn and psoriasis.
Do not apply the topical form of MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML on shaved, inflamed, infected, irritated or painful scalp skin. Let your doctor know if you are having a history of pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumour),
congestive heart failure (the heart doesn’t normally pump blood), angina (chest pain), a recent heart attack, asthma, migraine and seizures (fits) before using MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML . Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before starting MINTOP 2% SOLUTION 120ML .
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
Minoxidil is very effective and potent lotion used to treat male pattern baldness but like every medicine, it also possesses some side effects. This is not necessary that each individual will encounter them.Some common side effects are listed below:
Redness and flaking of the skin
Headache and irritation
Allergic reactions like breathing problems
Dizziness and lightheadedness
Swollen lips, face and tongue
ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE DRUG INTERACTIONS?
Always tell your doctor about the medicines you are taking. These medicines might interact with Minoxidil and cause serious allergic reactions.
Doctors will provide you a list of the drugs that will interact with Minoxidil and can bring changes in its therapeutic efficacy. Avoid the application of the other topical solution while using the Minoxidil solution.
WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF?
Always apply the lotion in the correct amount as prescribed by the doctor
Don?t use the expired topical lotion
keep it away from fire as this lotion is flammable
Pregnant women should avoid coming in contact with the drug
Seek medical help if you experience any unusual conditions
Apply the drug regularly to get the desired effect