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AGA 10% Lotion

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

AGA 10% Lotion belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth after hereditary hair loss (male pattern baldness). It is not used for sudden, patchy or unexplained hair loss.

AGA 10% Lotion 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 several months before you notice any hair growth and the first growth may be soft, colourless and barely visible. Using more than recommended will not speed up hair growth and may cause dangerous side effects. This medication must be used continuously to maintain hair growth. If your condition does not improve or worsens after using it for 4 to 6 months, tell your doctor.

AGA 10% Lotion is generally safe and suitable for most people but may have some potential side effects. The most common are itching or irritation of the scalp and unwanted hair growth in other places (not your scalp). It may also make you feel unwell and change the color and texture of your hair. If this happens, inform your doctor. If this medicine gets into the bloodstream it can cause side effects related to low blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat and dizziness, swollen hands and feet. This should not happen if you use it correctly and avoid contact with broken skin. If you get it in your eyes, mouth or broken skin, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. Talk to your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away.

AGA 10% Lotion should not normally be used by people under the age of 18 or over 65. It may 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 are using other creams or lotions to treat other scalp conditions. Talk to your doctor if you have heart disease or blood circulation problems.

Uses of AGA Lotion

Benefits of AGA Lotion

In Hair loss

AGA 10% Lotion 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. AGA 10% Lotion is not suitable for sudden or unexplained hair loss. It is considered as a safe medicine. However, hair that has re-grown may disappear after a few months. Re-growth of hair can be beneficial to your mood, self-esteem as well as your appearance, but you need to use it regularly to get the benefits. There are separate products for men and women.

Side effects of AGA Lotion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of AGA

  • Excessive hair growth on face
  • Rash
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Skin irritation

How to use AGA Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How AGA Lotion works

AGA 10% Lotion is a potassium channel opener. Its vasodilation action expands the blood vessels. Therefore, when it is applied to the scalp, it helps to increase the blood flow. This increased blood flow provides more nutrition and oxygen to the hair follicles, which prevents hair cell death and also enhances new hair growth. This is how it works to treat your alopecia (hair loss).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
AGA 10% Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
AGA 10% Lotion is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take AGA Lotion?

If you miss a dose of AGA 10% Lotion, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Wash your hands before and after application.
  • It should only be applied directly on the scalp. If AGA 10% Lotion 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 AGA 10% Lotion 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 AGA 10% Lotion is working.
  • Take care that AGA 10% Lotion does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dialkylarylamines
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Hair grow karne ke liye kya karna padega,give me some sugestion plz
Dr. Himanshu Gupta
Dermatology
Treatment depends on cause of hair loss, kindly send image of the affected area for advice regarding treatmentYou have grade 5 - AGA. Ideally hair transplant is the solution for you. For medicines, kindly consult a dermatologist near you
My aga is 51 wt is 84 I need reduce wt to 67kg please advise
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Join Aerobics classes and do regular exercises. Take Tab Navaka guggulu 2-0-2 after food for 2 months
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FAQs

Q. Is the hair growth by AGA 10% Lotion treatment permanent?

You have to continue applying AGA 10% Lotion for continued hair growth. If you stop using AGA 10% Lotion, the regrown hair may disappear after 3-4 months and balding or hair loss may restart.

Q. Can AGA 10% Lotion cause weight gain?

Yes, AGA 10% Lotion can cause your weight to increase. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products to manage your weight. You may also consult with a dietician to get a diet plan that suits you best.

Q. How long does it take to see results with AGA 10% Lotion?

Since hair growth is a slow process, it may take some time before you see new hair growth after starting the treatment with AGA 10% Lotion. You need to use AGA 10% Lotion for 4 months to see its effects.

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using AGA 10% Lotion?

No, it is not required to shampoo your hair every day before applying AGA 10% Lotion. However, if you shampoo your hair, make sure your scalp is dry before using AGA 10% Lotion.

Q. How often should AGA 10% Lotion be applied?

The general recommendation is that AGA 10% Lotion should be used twice daily. Follow your doctor's instructions and take it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. Can AGA 10% Lotion be used for beard growth?

No, AGA 10% Lotion should not be used for beard growth. It is indicated only for growth of hair on scalp in patients with a family history of hair loss.

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