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Overview

Introduction

Hairjoy Foam 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.

Hairjoy Foam 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.

Hairjoy Foam 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.

Hairjoy Foam 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.

Side effects of Hairjoy Foam

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Excessive hair growth on face
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to help you by reducing your dose or by prescribing an alternate medicine. If you are very bothered by this side effect, do these at home to remove or lighten the hair such as shaving, waxing, plucking, using hair removal creams or bleaching.
  • Coping with Rash and Skin irritation
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Hairjoy Foam

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How Hairjoy Foam works

Hairjoy Foam 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
Hairjoy Foam 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
Hairjoy Foam 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 Hairjoy Foam?

If you miss a dose of Hairjoy Foam, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Hairjoy Foam
₹8.82/gm of Foam
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Quick Tips

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

Patient Concerns

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Itchy or dandruff due to minoxidil plezzz suggest me the alcohol free minoxidil
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Use 5% hairjoy foam
Sir i have hair loss problem .my hair becoming much thun day to day sir if i use hair 4 u lotion shampoo for oreventing hair loss sir suggest me best treayment techniwue which is effective and wuick treat me and regrowth my hair that was loss.sir plzz reply me soon
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Hair 4u shampoo won't help much use hairjoy foam 5% apply on dry scalp twice daily One cup twice use iT for 3monthsWash off ur fingers after application
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FAQs

Q. Is the hair growth by Hairjoy treatment permanent?

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

Q. Can Hairjoy cause weight gain?

Yes, Hairjoy 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 Hairjoy?

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

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using Hairjoy?

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

Q. How often should Hairjoy be applied?

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

Q. Can Hairjoy be used for beard growth?

No, Hairjoy 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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