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Mincon 10% Solution

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Mincon 10% Solution 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.

Mincon 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 several months before you notice any hair growth and the first growth may be soft, colorless, 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. If your condition does not improve or worsens after using it for 4 to 6 months, tell your doctor.

Mincon 10% Solution 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 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.

Mincon 10% Solution 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.

Uses of Mincon Solution

Benefits of Mincon Solution

In Hair loss

Mincon 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. Mincon 10% Solution is not suitable for sudden or unexplained hair loss. It is considered as a safe medicine. However, hair that has re-grown may disappear after a few months. Re-growth of hair can be beneficial to your mood, self-esteem as well as your appearance, but you need to use it regularly to get the benefits. There are separate products for men and women.

Side effects of Mincon 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 Mincon

  • Skin irritation
  • Itching

How to use Mincon Solution

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

How Mincon Solution works

Mincon 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 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
Mincon 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mincon 10% Solution 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 Mincon Solution?

If you miss a dose of Mincon 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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Quick Tips

  • Wash your hands before and after application.
  • It should only be applied directly on the scalp. If Mincon 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 Mincon 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 Mincon 10% Solution is working.
  • Take care that Mincon 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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FAQs

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

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

Q. Can Mincon 10% Solution cause weight gain?

Yes, Mincon 10% Solution 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 Mincon 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 Mincon 10% Solution. You need to use Mincon 10% Solution for 4 months to see its effects.

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

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

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

The general recommendation is that Mincon 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 Mincon 10% Solution be used for beard growth?

No, Mincon 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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SCO 865, 2nd Floor, NAC, Manimajra, Chandigarh–160101
Country of Origin: India

MRP
875
Inclusive of all taxes
60 ml in 1 bottle
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