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Dilminox 5mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Dilminox 5mg Tablet belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used in the treatment of hair loss. It slows down the progression of hair loss. This medicine promotes hair growth by increasing the blood flow to hair follicles by widening the blood vessels.

Dilminox 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take it in the exact dose and duration for as long as your doctor has prescribed for maximum benefits. Do not stop taking the medicine until you have finished the complete course. The effects are lost if the medication is stopped.

Some common side effects of this medicine include excessive hair (hypertrichosis), temporary shedding (hair thinning), ankle swelling and fluid retention, low blood pressure and feeling light-headed, increased heart rate, and headache. Consult your doctor if they last for a long time or get worse.

Dilminox 5mg Tablet may not be suitable if your hair loss is caused by medicines (as in chemotherapy) or a nutritional deficiency. Inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure or if you are using other creams or lotions to treat scalp conditions. Additionally, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Uses of Dilminox Tablet

Benefits of Dilminox Tablet

In Treatment of Hair loss

Dilminox 5mg Tablet 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. Dilminox 5mg Tablet 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 Dilminox 5mg Tablet. 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 Dilminox 5mg Tablet.

Side effects of Dilminox Tablet

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 Dilminox

  • Ankle swelling
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Skin irritation
  • Itching

How to use Dilminox Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dilminox 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dilminox Tablet works

Dilminox 5mg Tablet belongs to the class of medicine known as pottasium channel openers. It is an antihypertensive peripheral vasodilator. It works by opening adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels in vascular smooth muscle cells. This helps to dilate the arteries (blood vessels) to increase the blood flow and to decrease the blood pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dilminox 5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dilminox 5mg Tablet 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dilminox 5mg Tablet 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
UNSAFE
Dilminox 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dilminox 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Dilminox 5mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dilminox 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dilminox Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dilminox 5mg Tablet, take 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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Quick tips

  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform activity require mental focus until you know how Dilminox 5mg Tablet affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Dilminox 5mg Tablet as it may cause increased dizziness.
  • It can cause salt and water build up in your body. Monitor your weight regularly and inform your doctor if you gain weight, as this could indicate that your body is retaining too much fluid.
  • It may cause increased body hair growth. This is reversible within one to six months of stopping treatment.
  • Do not stop taking Dilminox 5mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

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

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FAQs

Q. What is Dilminox 5mg Tablet and what is it used for?

Dilminox 5mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as potassium channel openers. It helps in the removal of potassium from the walls of arteries resulting in widening of the arteries. This decreases the workload of the heart to pump the blood. It also improves the blood and oxygen supply to your heart muscle. It is prescribed to patients of stable angina (heart-related chest pain) who cannot take other medicines (beta blockers, calcium channel antagonist) meant for angina.

Q. Can I stop taking Dilminox 5mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Dilminox 5mg Tablet without speaking to your doctor first. If you stop Dilminox 5mg Tablet suddenly, your anginal pain may recur. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.

Q. How long does it take Dilminox 5mg Tablet to start working?

Dilminox 5mg Tablet starts working after about an hour of taking the medicine, but full benefits may be seen only after 4 to 5 days.

Q. For how long do I need to continue Dilminox 5mg Tablet?

Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you. Dilminox 5mg Tablet is generally prescribed for a long term. You may even need to take it for the rest of your life.

Q. What if somebody accidentally takes excess of Dilminox 5mg Tablet?

He or she should be taken to the hospital immediately. The person may experience signs of low blood pressure, which include feeling weak or dizzy. He or she may also experience irregular or fast heart beat.

Q. Can I take Dilminox 5mg Tablet if I am taking aspirin?

You should avoid taking Dilminox 5mg Tablet and aspirin together. Taking these two medicines together increases the risk of ulcer or bleeding in the mouth, stomach or intestine. Immediately consult your doctor, If you notice blood in your stool or vomit while using Dilminox 5mg Tablet.

Q. Who should not use Dilminox 5mg Tablet?

People who are allergic to Dilminox 5mg Tablet or any of its ingredients should avoid using this medicine. Also, patients who have heart problems such as cardiogenic shock or left ventricular failure with low filling pressure or cardiac decompensation or have a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) should not use Dilminox 5mg Tablet. Additionally, patients taking medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (e.g., sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil) or medicines to treat pulmonary hypertension (e.g., riociguat) should not use the medication. Your blood pressure may be affected if these medicines are taken with Dilminox 5mg Tablet or if you have low blood volume.

Q. Can Dilminox 5mg Tablet affect my sex life?

No, Dilminox 5mg Tablet does not affect your sex life. However, it is not recommended to take medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (e.g., sildenafil or tadalafil) or premature ejaculation (e.g., vardenafil or dapoxetine) while taking Dilminox 5mg Tablet. Taking them together can lead to a serious drop in your blood pressure.

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Country of origin: India

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