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GREWIT 5% SOLUTION

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Composition FOR GREWIT

Minoxidil Topical(5%)

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No interaction found
Grewit 5% solution 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
Grewit 5% solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR GREWIT

Minoxidil Topical(5%)

Uses

Grewit 5% solution is used in the treatment of hair loss

How it works

Grewit 5% solution works by widening blood vessels and opening potassium channels, it allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the follicle.

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice FOR GREWIT

  • Consult your doctor before using minoxidil topical, if you are not sure whether your hair loss is hereditary, hair loss cause is unknown, or it is sudden and unexpected, hair loss is due to child birth or drug treatment, have total baldness or complete loss of all body hair, have any condition that affects your scalp, including sunburn and psoriasis, have a shaved scalp, or red, inflamed, irritated or painful scalp.
  • Inform your doctor before using minoxidil topical if you have heart problems (you may feel breathless, wheezy or tired and your ankles may swell up) or if you have ever had chest pain or heart attack.
  • Do not use the topical application while smoking, or near any naked flame or strong heat source as the solution is flammable.
  • Stop minoxidil topical use and consult your doctor immediately if you experience side effects related to low blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heart rate, fainting, dizziness, swollen hands and feet and redness of the scalp.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to minoxidil or any of its ingredients. 
  • Adolescents under 18 years and elderly above 65 years of age.
  • Patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat) or high blood pressure caused by hormones from a tumor (pheochromocytoma), usually near the kidneys.
 

Frequently asked questions FOR GREWIT

Minoxidil Topical

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Why is topical minoxidil fortified with finasteride?
Minoxidil being a vasodilator helps in the better absorption of finasteride through the scalp when applied locally as a combination therapy.

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Is minoxidil topical effective for frontal baldness?
Minoxidil topical is effective in hair growth for patients with hereditary hair loss, hence minoxidil may be useful in frontal baldness. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Is it safe to use topical minoxidil?
Yes, it is safe to use topical minoxidil for the treatment of alopecia.

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What is the difference between minoxidil topical and minoxidil oral?
Minoxidil (oral) is used for the treatment of severe hypertension which is not responding to other antihypertensive drugs whereas minoxidil (topical) is used in the treatment of alopecia.

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Does minoxidil topical cause acne?
Yes, minoxidil topical may cause acne in some individuals. If you experience any such side-effect, please consult your doctor

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What does minoxidil topical solution 2 w/w mean?
w/w' stands for 'weight/weight', i.e., (mass of the drug in grams)/(mass of the other ingredients in grams). Usually, it is given as 'w/v%' which means 'weight/volume percentage' concentration. Minoxidil is available as either '2% w/w or '5% w/w' which are equivalent to '2 g/ 100 g (i.e., 2 grams of minoxidil is present in 100 g of the formulation)' or '5 g/ 100 g (i.e., 5 grams of minoxidil is present in 100 g of the formulation).

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Does minoxidil topical stimulate the growth of a beard?
Minoxidil topical is used only on the scalp for hair growth in patients with hereditary hair loss. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

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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 means of hand (manual application). Minoxidil is applied to the affected areas of the scalp twice daily.

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What does minoxidil topical solution USP 3 w/v mean?
w/v' stands for 'weight/volume', i.e., (mass of the drug in grams)/(volume of the solution in mL). Here, the drug is minoxidil and other ingredients such as propylene glycol, water, and alcohol constitute the solution. Usually, it is given as 'w/v%' which means 'weight/volume percentage' concentration. Minoxidil is available as either '2% w/v' or '5% w/v' which are equivalent to '2 g/ 100 mL (i.e., 2 grams of minoxidil is present in 100 mL of solution)' or '5 g/ 100 mL (i.e., 5 grams of minoxidil is present in 100 mL of solution)'. And 'USP' stands for the 'United States Pharmacopoeia' - means the constituents are composed based on the USP standards.

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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

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Would the results be better if I use minoxidil topical solution without alcohol?
Minoxidil topical solution contains propylene glycol which is a kind of alcohol. Though alcohol acts as a vehicle to carry minoxidil, allergic reactions are due to the presence of this ingredient. Allergic reactions like itching, contact dermatitis and desquamation of the scalp have occurred. So, yes an alcohol-free minoxidil is better.

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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 means of hand (manual application).

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Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)