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Minosilk 5 Topical Solution

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Product introduction

Minosilk 5 Topical Solution belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.

Minosilk 5 Topical 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 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.

Minosilk 5 Topical Solution is generally safe and suitable for most people but may have potential side effects. The most common side effects of this medicine are itching and skin irritation of the treated area of the scalp. 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 Minosilk 5 Topical Solution. 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 Minosilk Solution

Benefits of Minosilk Solution

In Treatment of Hair loss

Minosilk 5 Topical 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. Minosilk 5 Topical Solution 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 Minosilk 5 Topical Solution. 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 Minosilk 5 Topical Solution.

Side effects of Minosilk 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 Minosilk

  • Skin irritation
  • Itching

How to use Minosilk Solution

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

How Minosilk Solution works

Minosilk 5 Topical 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 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
Minosilk 5 Topical 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Minosilk 5 Topical 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 Minosilk Solution?

If you miss a dose of Minosilk 5 Topical 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 to the scalp. If Minosilk 5 Topical 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 Minosilk 5 Topical 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 Minosilk 5 Topical Solution is working.
  • Take care that Minosilk 5 Topical 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

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FAQs

Q. Is the hair growth by Minosilk 5 Topical Solution treatment permanent?

You have to continue applying Minosilk 5 Topical Solution for continued hair growth. If you stop using Minosilk 5 Topical Solution, the regrown hair may disappear after 3-4 months and balding or hair loss may restart.

Q. Can Minosilk 5 Topical Solution cause weight gain?

Yes, Minosilk 5 Topical 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 Minosilk 5 Topical Solution?

Since hair growth is a slow process, it may take some time before you see new hair growth after starting the treatment with Minosilk 5 Topical Solution. You need to use Minosilk 5 Topical Solution for 4 months to see its effects.

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using Minosilk 5 Topical Solution?

No, it is not required to shampoo your hair every day before applying Minosilk 5 Topical Solution. However, if you shampoo your hair, make sure your scalp is dry before using Minosilk 5 Topical Solution.

Q. How often should Minosilk 5 Topical Solution be applied?

The general recommendation is that Minosilk 5 Topical 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 Minosilk 5 Topical Solution be used for beard growth?

No, Minosilk 5 Topical 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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B-407 – Imperial Heights, Opp. Big Bazzar, 150ft Ring Road, Rajkot – 360005 (Gujarat, India)
Country of origin: India
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