WARNING:To be sold by retail on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only.
It is effective for treatment of male pattern hair loss/ androgenic alopecia.
Since this medicine has finasteride, it is not advised for female pattern hair loss.
Mechanism of action :
Minoxidil is a vasodilator, thereby it increases the blood flow to hair follicle making them stronger and preventing hair loss.
Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It blocks production of DHT (which causes hair thinning) thereby preventing further hair thinning.
Directions for Use:
Use it as per your doctors advice.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Use the medicine only on scalp. Do not apply on other body area.
Apply directly on the dry scalp using the applicator. Check the label for directions before use.
If you are using fingertips to rub the medicine, then thoroughly wash your hands afterwards.
Do not apply on inflammed, irritated, infected or painful scalp skin.
Do not allow the medicine to trickle on your forehead which can result in undesirable facial hair.
Do not shampoo for 4 hours after the application since it can reduce the efficacy of medicine.
Duration of use and expected outcome results:
You have to use it for 2 to 4 months before you see any result.
Continued use is necessary to maintain and increase hair growth. On stopping it, hair loss/thinning will resume again.
The amount of hair growth is different for each person. This product will not work for all persons.
Some patients may notice increase hair fall during first few weeks of application. This is during to shedding of weak telogen hair by the growing hair under the influence of medicine. This temporary hair shedding is seen between 2 to 6 weeks of use. If hair shedding persists beyond 6 weeks, consult your doctor.
Itching, dryness, redness, dermatitis, dandruff of scalp
Unwanted facial hair
Change in hair color and or texture
Skin rash, swelling of face, lips, tongue or breathing difficulty, seek urgent doctor advice
Dizziness, faintness, rapid heartbeat, chest pain especially if you have heart or blood pressure issue
Side effects, Special Note: (due to topical finasteride)