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Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution

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Introduction of Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution

Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution should only be used on the scalp in the dosage and manner recommended on the label or by your doctor. Before you use it, make sure your scalp is clean and dry. Excessive usage might result in serious negative effects. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens after 4 to 6 months of use. It is typically safe and acceptable for the majority of individuals, although it may have some negative effects. Itching or irritation of the scalp, as well as unwanted hair growth in other areas, are the most prevalent (not your scalp). Notify your doctor if this occurs. If this medication enters the system, it might produce low blood pressure adverse effects such as chest discomfort, fast heartbeat, disorientation, and swollen hands and feet. If you apply it appropriately and prevent touch with damaged skin, this shouldn't happen. Rinse thoroughly with lots of water if it gets into your eyes, mouth, or damaged skin. If you're troubled by side effects or they don't go away, talk to your doctor. It should not be used by anybody under the age of 18 or anyone above the age of 65. If your hair loss is caused by drugs (such as chemotherapy) or a nutritional deficit, it may not be suitable. If you have high blood pressure or are taking other creams or lotions to address other scalp issues, you should not take this drug. If you have heart disease or blood circulation issues, see your doctor.
Precautionary Steps of Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution

Please consult a doctor especially before taking Minoxidil. If you have any of the following conditions:-

  • Allergy to Minoxidil or any of its components
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Scalp abnormality (eg psoriasis, sunburn)
  • Shaved scalp
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Angina pectoris
  • Recent heart attack
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Renal impairment
  • Elderly
Minoxidil Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Minoxidil varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Other hypotensive drugs
  • Sympathetic blocking agents (eg. guanethidine)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Retinoids

This is an incomprehensive list of drug-to-drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Minoxidil function. Do inform your doctor about all your current medications prior to consuming this drug. 

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication.

Alcohol Warning( No Data )
Alcohol consumption on Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution treatment can cause further lowering of blood pressure.

Pregnancy Warning (No Data)
Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy as animal studies have shown risks to the foetus but human studies are still inconclusive. However, its benefits may outweigh the risk. Please consult your doctor before using it.

Breastfeeding Warning ( No Data )
Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution is found to be excreted in breast milk and the risks to infants is still largely unknown. Therefore, it is still not recommended to breastfeed while on Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution.

Driving Warning ( No Data )
There are no studies on the effect of Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution on the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney Warning ( No Data )
Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution may require dose adjustments for patients with renal failure due to disturbance in salt and water balance. Please consult your doctor before using it.

Liver Warning ( No Data )
Minoxidil 5% Topical Solution is safe in patients with liver disease.
As with all medications, you may experience some side effects. Not everyone experiences it. This is not a cause for concern. However, it is so that you are aware of it.

There could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Reflex tachycardia
  2. Fluid retention
  3. Hypertrichosis
  4. Exacerbation of angina pectoris
  5. Headache
  6. Nausea
  7. Gynecomastia
  8. Pruritus
  9. Local burning
  10. Changes in hair colour or texture

While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. Please, consult with a doctor if you are having rashes or blurry visions. Report if you experience any other symptoms as the above list may not be exhaustive. These symptoms become more prominent as when one is undergoing a long term therapy with this medication.

Fast Heart Rate, Pericarditis, High amount of hair over the body, Hypertrichosis, Change in hair colour, Fluid around the heart (pericardial effusion), Headache, Nausea, Abnormal ECG, Generalized swelling (oedema).

  • Wash your hands before and after application. It should only be applied directly on the scalp.
  • If it accidentally comes in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth, flush the area thoroughly with cool tap water. Do not shampoo your hair or use a hairdryer for 4 hours after applying it as it can reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.
  • During the first 2 weeks of application, your hair fall may increase. This is normal and is a sign that it is working.Take care that it does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.
1. What should I do when I missed a dose of Minoxidil?

If you have missed a dose by chance, try to consume it as soon as possible when you notice. If the time to your next dosage is close, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try to not double the dosage. 

2. I  think I have accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Minoxidil. Do I need to see a doctor?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Minoxidil, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. .

3. Does Minoxidil have an addictive property?

Please refer to the information on the package carefully.

4. What should I do if I mistakenly took an expired dose of Minoxidil?

Consuming an expired dose of Minoxidil by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 

5. Can you explain on the safety of the usage of Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.

6. Do I have to gradually reduce the dosage of Minoxidil or can it be stopped abruptly? 
Some drugs cannot be stopped immediately as it can have some withdrawal symptoms. Consult with your doctor regarding the usage of the medication as well as withdrawal symptoms, if any.

7. In a day, how many times should I take Minoxidil?

The dosage and frequency of Minoxidil is based on your condition. Use the drug as instructed by your doctor. You can also follow the instruction that has been printed on the product insert.

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Information last updated on: : Fri Nov 12 2021 17:01:28 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)

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