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Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free

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Product introduction

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

Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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 Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free. 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 Kera M Solution

Benefits of Kera M Solution

In Treatment of Hair loss

Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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. Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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 Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free. 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 Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free.

Side effects of Kera M 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 Kera M

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

How to use Kera M Solution

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

How Kera M Solution works

Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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
Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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
Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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 Kera M Solution?

If you miss a dose of Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free, 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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Quick tips

  • Wash your hands before and after application.
  • It should only be applied directly to the scalp. If Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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 Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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 Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free is working.
  • Take care that Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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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At this stage of menopause, I am taking Tab menopace and triple a cal tab. For my hair loss I would like to take tab Kera glow eva which is also multi vitamin tab. Should I continue with both tab or stop taking menopace tab and calcium tab. Thanks
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
No need to take the medicine for Hair loss. eat a well balanced diet and hair loss of upto 100 hairs per day is considered normal
I am suffering from hairloss. My scalp is very scaly and flakes came off it took around 10 to 15 grafts of hair with it my hair became very thin. I am taking biomane and KERA XL solution
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
For hairfall Use 5% regaine lotion - 1ml to apply twice daily over dry scalp with fingers Continue for 4months Wash ur fingers after application For dandruff Use FUNGICIDE LOTION - thrice weekly on alternate days kip it for 1-2 mins during bath over wet scalp and wash off .continue for 6wks
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FAQs

Q. Is the hair growth by Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free treatment permanent?

You have to continue applying Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free for continued hair growth. If you stop using Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free, 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 Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free?

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

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free?

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

Q. How often should Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free be applied?

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

Q. Can Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free be used for beard growth?

No, Kera M 10% Solution Alcohol Free 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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Name: Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Address: 142 AB, Kandivli Industrial Estate, Kandivli (West), Mumbai - 400 067, Maharashtra
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: June, 2025

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