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CHYMOTRA 5% LOTION

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Composition FOR CHYMOTRA 5% lotion

Minoxidil Topical(5%)

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Chymotra 5% lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Chymotra 5% lotion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR CHYMOTRA 5% lotion

Minoxidil Topical(5%)

Chymotra lotion uses

Chymotra 5% lotion is used in the treatment of hair loss
It is most effective in treating hereditary hair loss or thinning at the top of the scalp, not in front.

How chymotra lotion works

Chymotra 5% lotion works by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles, increasing hair follicle size, and prolonging the growth phase of these follicles.

Common side effects of chymotra lotion

Headache, Allergic reaction, Skin rash, Chest pain, Edema, Dermatitis, Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body

SUBSTITUTES FOR CHYMOTRA lotion

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Expert advice FOR CHYMOTRA lotion

  • You may need to use Minoxidil Topical for two to four months before you see new hair growth, as hair growth is a slow process.
  • Once you see new hair growth, keep using Minoxidil Topical as advised by the doctor. Otherwise, you might observe hair loss again.
  • Do not use if 
    • You have no family history of hair loss
    • Your hair loss is sudden and patchy
    • You have a shaved scalp
    • Your scalp is red, inflamed, irritated and painful
    • You are also using other medicines on the scalp
    • You are a patient of high blood pressure
  • Stop taking Minoxidil Topical and talk to your doctor if you experience
    • Allergic reactions like swollen face, skin redness or itching or throat tightness
    • Low blood pressure, faintness or dizziness
  • Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact, rinse eyes with large amounts of water.

Frequently asked questions FOR CHYMOTRA 5% lotion

Minoxidil Topical

Q. How long should I continue to use minoxidil topical?
Using minoxidil topical would be a continuous process as your herditary hair loss is a life long condition. Apply it twice a day, every day or as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I apply minoxidil topical to wet hair?
No, application of minoxidil topical to wet hair is not suggested. Let your hair dry completely before applying minoxidil topical.
Q. How frequent can I wash my hair daily with shampoo while I am also applying minoxidil topical?
You can wash your hair every day with shampoo even if you are using minoxidil topical. However, do not shampoo for at least four hours after applying this medicine as it would need this much time to get completely absorbed into your scalp.
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Q. Is minoxidil topical effective for hair growth/regrowth?
Yes, minoxidil topical is effective in hair growth/regrowth for patients with hereditary hair loss. However, each patient may respond differently to minoxidil treatment for hair growth.
Q. Does minoxidil topical stimulate the growth of a beard?
Use of minoxidil topical for the growth of a beard is not indicated. It is used only on the scalp for hair growth in patients with a family history of hair loss.
Q. Does minoxidil topical cause acne?
Minoxidil topical may cause an acne-like rash in some individuals. This is an uncommon side effect associated with its use. It can also cause an itchy rash, blister, bleeding and ulceration.If you experience these side effects, stop using the medicine and inform your doctor.
Q. What's the difference between minoxidil topical foam and minoxidil topical solution?
Minoxidil topical solution is an alcohol-based preparation while minoxidil foam is a non-alcohol based preparation. Minoxidil foam is used by a gentle massage with hands onto the scalp while minoxidil topical solution is applied with an applicator (dropper) onto the hair loss area.
Q. Does exposure to the sun cause more thinning of my hair?
Exposure to the sun will not cause thinning of hair, but it is advised that you should protect your scalp from the sun with a cap or some cloth.
Q. What type of shampoo should I use?
You should use a mild shampoo but it should be able to clean your scalp and not be hard on your hair.
Q. Can I use hair spray or gel, when using minoxidil topical?
Yes, you may use your regular hair spray or gel when using minoxidil topical. However, apply minoxidil topical first and let your hair dry before using other hair products. Try to keep a gap of 4 hours between the application of minoxidil topical and other hair products.
Q. How soon can I see results while using minoxidil topical?
You can see results after 4 months of continuous use. This would also depend on the proper application and dosage as advised by your doctor. If you do not see any results after 4 months, talk to your doctor.
Q. How should I apply minoxidil topical solution?
Before applying minoxidil topical solution, your hair and scalp should be completely dry. Apply the amount of medicine as advised starting in the center of the area of scalp being treated and then move outside. Follow your doctor's instructions on how to apply the solution, using the applicator provided or with hands in case you are using minoxidil foam. Do not shampoo your hair for at least 4 hours after applying minoxidil topical. Allow minoxidil to completely dry for 2 to 4 hours after applying it even if you are going to bed as it can stain clothing and can get transferred to the other areas of your body. Do not use a hairdryer to dry the scalp after applying minoxidil topical, hair drying may make the treatment less effective. Wash your hands to remove any medicine immediately after using this medicine.
Q. How to use minoxidil topical?
Minoxidil solution is applied by means of a dropper, pump spray applicator or extended spray-tip applicator whereas minoxidil foam is applied by hands (manual application). Minoxidil is applied to the affected areas of the scalp twice daily.
Q. How is minoxidil topical different from minoxidil foam?
Minoxidil topical (liquid/ solution) contains propylene glycol, water, and alcohol whereas minoxidil foam contains other ingredients which lead to the difference in the consistency of both. Minoxidil solution is applied by means of a dropper, pump spray applicator or extended spray-tip applicator whereas minoxidil foam is applied by hands (manual application).
Q. How would I know that minoxidil topical has started to work?
Few things that would help you know if this is working on your hair. During the first 2-3 weeks of use, there may be a temporary increase in hair fall, but this is fine as this indicates new growth cycle is beginning, and the new hairs are coming in place of older ones. However, this is temporary and will stop in next few weeks. However, results may vary from person to person. If hair loss continues after 2 weeks, stop using and inform your doctor.
Q. What if I miss a dose of minoxidil topical?
If you miss a dose of minoxidil topical, just continue with your next regular dose, do not double up the dose. Missing a dose would not affect your hair growth.
Q. How would my newly grown hair look like?
Hair growth in early weeks would be soft and fuzzy. Continued treatment will produce new hair similar to your other hair on the scalp.
Q. Why is topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride?
Use of finasteride is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of hair loss (alopecia), however, oral finasteride is associated with side effects like decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, and gynecomastia. A topical preparation of minoxidil topical fortified with finasteride could be quite useful as both are useful in hair loss treatment and minoxidil topical would also help in better absorption of finasteride due to its vasodilator property.
Q. What if I stop using minoxidil topical once my hair are regrown?
If you stop using minoxidil topical, the hair loss process will start again and you may lose your newly regrown hair within 3 to 4 months. So, it is advised to use minoxidil topical on a continuous and regular basis.
Q. What is the difference between minoxidil topical and minoxidil oral?
Minoxidil (oral) is used for the treatment of severe hypertension (high blood pressure) not responding to other antihypertensive drugs whereas minoxidil (topical) is used in the treatment of alopecia (hair loss).
Q. Is minoxidil topical effective for frontal baldness?
Minoxidil topical is not indicated for the treatment of frontal baldness. It is effective in hair growth for patients with hair loss on the top of the scalp not on the front of the scalp.
Q. Can I use my hair oil while using minoxidil?
You can use hair oil if you are using minoxidil topical. But do not apply it before applying minoxidil topical as your hair must be dry. Use hair oil four hours after applying the medicine as it takes this much time to get absorbed.
Q. Is it safe to use topical minoxidil?
Yes, it is safe to use topical minoxidil for the treatment of hair loss (alopecia) when used as advised by the doctor. Read the instructions on the pack carefully before use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)