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Coverit 10% Solution

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Product introduction

Coverit 10% Solution belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.

Coverit 10% 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include itching, excessive hair growth, rash, and dermatitis. 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 Coverit 10% 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.

Uses of Coverit Solution

Benefits of Coverit Solution

In Treatment of Hair loss

Coverit 10% 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. Coverit 10% 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 Coverit 10% 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 Coverit 10% Solution.

Side effects of Coverit Solution

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 Coverit

  • Itching
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth)
  • Rash
  • Dermatitis
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Weight gain
  • Fluid retention
  • Tachycardia

How to use Coverit Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Coverit Solution works

Coverit 10% Solution is a potassium channel opener. Its vasodilation action expands the blood vessels. Therefore, when it is applied to the scalp, it helps to increase 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
Coverit 10% Solution 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Coverit 10% Solution is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Coverit 10% Solution is not recommended for use in women.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Coverit Solution?

If you miss a dose of Coverit 10% Solution, 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 to the scalp. If Coverit 10% Solution 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 Coverit 10% Solution 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 Coverit 10% Solution is working.
  • Take care that Coverit 10% Solution does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dialkylarylamines
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Potassium channel opener

Patient concerns

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May i take coverit for hair loss
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
You can if these medications have been prescribed by reputed dermatologist then you can take them.
Platlet rich plasma therepy (PRP ) is any side effect and what is this therepy? currently i am using coverit 10% From 7 Days and i am suffering from baldness from last 10 Year
Dr. Dharamvir Singh
Dermatology
Prp is blood therapy . Injections are prepared from ur own blood N then injected onto scalpPlz share ur pic of head for evaluationHi PATIENT require hair transplantation at the first goPrp will not help u muchU will require at least 12 prp sittings n each sitting is for n hair teansant will cost u around 70000/- single sitting, full hair in six monthsThat's the best u can do
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FAQs

Q. Is the hair growth by Coverit 10% Solution treatment permanent?

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

Q. How long does it take to see results with Coverit 10% Solution?

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

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

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

Q. How often should Coverit 10% Solution be applied?

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

Q. Can Coverit 10% Solution be used for beard growth?

No, Coverit 10% Solution 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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