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No interaction found
No interaction found
Minokem-n 5% lotion 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
Minokem-n 5% lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR MINOKEM-N

Azelaic Acid Topical(1.5% w/v)

Uses

Azelaic Acid Topical is used in the treatment of acne

How it works

Azelaic acid topical works by stopping the production of essential substances in certain bacteria, therefore stopping them growing.

Common side effects

Application site burning, Application site pain, Application site itching
Minoxidil Topical(5% w/v)

Uses

Minoxidil Topical is used in the treatment of hair loss

How it works

Minoxidil topical 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
Tretinoin Topical(0.01% w/v)

Uses

Tretinoin Topical is used in the treatment of acne

How it works

Tretinoin topical works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

Common side effects

COMMON DOSAGE FOR MINOKEM-N 5% LOTION

Patients taking MINOKEM-N 5% LOTION

  • 80%
    Once A Day
  • 18%
    Twice A Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week
  • 1%
    Twice A Week

SUBSTITUTES FOR MINOKEM-N

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR MINOKEM-N

Do not use azelaic acid for more than 12 months at any time.
Do not take if you are allergic to azelaic acid or any of its ingredients.
Before applying the cream/gel, clean the skin thoroughly with plain water and pat it dry.
Azelaic acid is for external use on the skin only. Do not allow azelaic acid to come in contact with your eyes, mouth or other inner skin layer (mucous membranes). If it does, wash immediately with cool water.
Inform your doctor if you have asthma before using azelaic acid.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR MINOKEM-N

Azelaic Acid Topical

Q.

Is azelaic acid an AHA/ retinoid/ antibiotic/ DHT blocker/ steroid?
Azelaic acid is not an AHA/retinoid/antibiotic/steroid. Azelaic acid may be an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase which in turn decreases the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone)

Q.

Does azelaic acid topical work for wrinkles/ melasma/hair loss/redness/to get lighter skin?
Azelaic acid topical mainly used to treat pimples, sometimes for melasma and not recommended for other skin conditions

Q.

Does azelaic acid topical exfoliate?
There is not much evidence found for azelaic acid exfoliating dead skin

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Does azelaic acid bleach clothes?
No, azelaic acid does not bleach clothes.

Minoxidil Topical

Q.

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.

Q.

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

Q.

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.

Q.

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

Q.

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).

Q.

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

Q.

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.

Q.

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.

Q.

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

Q.

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.

Q.

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).

Tretinoin Topical

Q.

Is tretinoin topical a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin topical is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medications called as ‘retinoids'. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin

Q.

Is tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years

Q.

Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/lighten skin/thin the skin/work on wrinkles/fade dark spots/clog pores/cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it

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Is tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor's prescription.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MINOKEM-N 5% LOTION

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
40%
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Moderately effective
24%
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8%

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)