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Composition for MINOL

Minoxidil Topical(2%)

food interaction for MINOL

alcohol interaction for MINOL

pregnancy interaction for MINOL

lactation interaction for MINOL

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
It is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Minoxidil Topical(2%)


Minol 2% lotion is used for the treatment of alopecia androgenetica (male pattern hereditary hair loss) in men and women by preventing hair loss and promoting hair regrowth.

How it works

Minoxidil belongs to the class of medications called as vasodilators. It stimulates hair growth in early and moderate stages of hereditary hair loss (alopecia androgenetica) by increasing the diameter of the hair shaft and stimulating and prolongating the growth phase of hair follicle (anagen). Minoxidil enhances blood flow to hair follicles thereby stimulating the growth.

Common side effects

Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body, Headache, Increased hair growth, Skin rash


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Expert advice for MINOL

  • Consult your doctor before using minoxidil topical, if you are not sure whether your hair loss is hereditary, hair loss cause is unknown, or it is sudden and unexpected, hair loss is due to child birth or drug treatment, have total baldness or complete loss of all body hair, have any condition that affects your scalp, including sunburn and psoriasis, have a shaved scalp, or red, inflamed, irritated or painful scalp.
  • Inform your doctor before using minoxidil topical if you have heart problems (you may feel breathless, wheezy or tired and your ankles may swell up) or if you have ever had chest pain or heart attack.
  • Do not use the topical application while smoking, or near any naked flame or strong heat source as the solution is flammable.
  • Stop minoxidil topical use and consult your doctor immediately if you experience side effects related to low blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heart rate, fainting, dizziness, swollen hands and feet and redness of the scalp.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to minoxidil or any of its ingredients. 
  • Adolescents under 18 years and elderly above 65 years of age.
  • Patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat) or high blood pressure caused by hormones from a tumor (pheochromocytoma), usually near the kidneys.

Frequently asked questions for MINOL

Minoxidil Topical

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. 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. 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. 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. Is minoxidil topical a steroid? 
No, minoxidil topical is not a steroid. 


Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)