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Overview

Introduction

Minokem-N 5% Solution is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hair loss. It works by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles which further prevents hair loss and stimulates re-growth resulting in longer, thicker and increased numbers of hair.

Minokem-N 5% 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 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.

It is generally safe and suitable for most people but has some potential side effects. The most common are headache, itching or irritation of the scalp.  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.

It should not be used by pregnant women. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding mother. 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.

Uses of Minokem-N Solution

Side effects of Minokem-N 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 Minokem-N

  • Application site irritation
  • Itching
  • Headache

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 Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.

How to use Minokem-N Solution

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

How Minokem-N Solution works

Minokem-N 5% Solution is a combination of three medicines: Minoxidil, Azelaic Acid and Tretinoin which treat hair loss. Minoxidil is a vasodilator, meaning it widens the blood vessels and provides better blood flow to the hair follicles. This prevents hair loss and stimulates re-growth resulting in longer, thicker and increased numbers of hair. Azelaic Acid is a naturally occurring acid which reduces the levels of dihydrotestostrone, a hormone that triggers hair loss. Tretinoin is a form of vitamin A. It works by promoting the growth of hair follicles on the scalp.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Minokem-N 5% 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
UNSAFE
Minokem-N 5% Solution is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Patient Concerns

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skin specialist diagnosed AA(beard)to hair loss in 2?2cm patch in beard which is spotted 3_4 months back.He recommended clonate lotion,minokem n and broniane tab1od for 2 mon. since it is costly n unaffordable, i m curious to know any cheap subs.or alternative allopathy treatment.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Hhsone cream in morningRetino a cream .025 at night
HI, i am using minokem 5 % solution is it usefull for hair loss also i am using minscalp 5 % i am facing more dandruff wht can i do afer i am using mindscalp i am facing dandruff. can i use only minikem 5 % solution twice is it better to regain hair
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Scalpe shampoo twice a week
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FAQs

Q. Will Minokem-N be more effective if taken more than prescribed?

No, Minokem-N will not be more effective if taken more than prescribed. Moreover, it can result in too much of medicine being absorbed into the body and cause unwanted side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. How will I know if Minokem-N is working for me?

You will notice that your hair loss will gradually decrease. Also, you will be able to notice new hair growth that is soft and lighter in colour than the rest of your hair. Over time, this new hair will blend in with the rest of your hair.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Minokem-N?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

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References

  1. ScienceDirect. Minoxidil. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Azelaic Acid. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Tretinoin. Manati, Puerto Rico: Janssen Ortho LLC; 1997 [revised Jan. 2014]. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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