Medicine Overview of Mintop Foam
Mintop 10% Foam is used in the treatment of hair loss
. It is most effective in treating hereditary hair loss or thinning at the top of the scalp, not in front.
Headache, Skin rash, Dermatitis, Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body, Allergic reaction.
This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Mintop 10% Foam may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Mintop 10% Foam 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.
In Depth Information on Mintop Foam
- It should only be applied directly to the scalp area. If Mintop 10% Foam accidentally comes in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth, flush the area thoroughly with cool tap water.
- Wash your hands before and after application.
Do not shampoo your hair for 4 hours after applying Mintop 10% Foam or use hairdryer 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 Mintop 10% Foam is working.
- Take care that Mintop 10% Foam does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.
The amount of hair regrowth is different for each person. Mintop 10% Foam may not work for everyone.
Mintop Foam related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mintop 10% Foam 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.
Mintop 10% Foam is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Mintop 10% Foam does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Mintop 10% Foam is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mintop 10% Foam may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Mintop 10% Foam is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Mintop 10% Foam may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss one or two daily doses of Mintop 10% Foam just continues with your next dose. You should not make up for missed doses.
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Frequently asked questions about Mintop Foam
Using Mintop would be a continuous process as your herditary hair loss is a life long condition. Apply it twice a day, every day or as advised by your doctor.
No, application of Mintop to wet hair is not suggested. Let your hair dry completely before applying Mintop.
You can wash your hair every day with shampoo even if you are using Mintop. However, do not shampoo for at least four hours after applying this medicine as it would need this much time to get completely absorbed into your scalp.
Yes, Mintop is effective in hair growth/regrowth for patients with hereditary hair loss. However, each patient may respond differently to minoxidil treatment for hair growth.
Use of Mintop for the growth of a beard is not indicated. It is used only on the scalp for hair growth in patients with a family history of hair loss.
Mintop may cause an acne-like rash in some individuals. This is an uncommon side effect associated with its use. It can also cause an itchy rash, blister, bleeding and ulceration.If you experience these side effects, stop using the medicine and inform your doctor.
Exposure to the sun will not cause thinning of hair, but it is advised that you should protect your scalp from the sun with a cap or some cloth.
You should use a mild shampoo but it should be able to clean your scalp and not be hard on your hair.
Yes, you may use your regular hair spray or gel when using Mintop. However, apply Mintop first and let your hair dry before using other hair products. Try to keep a gap of 4 hours between the application of Mintop and other hair products.
You can see results after 4 months of continuous use. This would also depend on the proper application and dosage as advised by your doctor. If you do not see any results after 4 months, talk to your doctor.
Before applying Mintop, your hair and scalp should be completely dry. Apply the amount of medicine as advised starting in the center of the area of scalp being treated and then move outside. Do not shampoo your hair for at least 4 hours after applying Mintop. Allow it to completely dry for 2 to 4 hours after applying it even if you are going to bed as it can stain clothing and can get transferred to the other areas of your body. Do not use a hair dryer to dry the scalp after applying Mintop. Hair drying may make the treatment less effective. Wash your hands to remove any medicine immediately after using this medicine.
Few things that would help you know if this is working on your hair. During the first 2-3 weeks of use, there may be a temporary increase in hair fall, but this is fine as this indicates new growth cycle is beginning, and the new hairs are coming in place of older ones. However, this is temporary and will stop in next few weeks. However, results may vary from person to person. If hair loss continues after 2 weeks, stop using and inform your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Mintop, just continue with your next regular dose, do not double up the dose. Missing a dose would not affect your hair growth.
Hair growth in early weeks would be soft and fuzzy. Continued treatment will produce new hair similar to your other hair on the scalp.
If you stop using Mintop, the hair loss process will start again and you may lose your newly regrown hair within 3 to 4 months. So, it is advised to use Mintop on a continuous and regular basis.
Minoxidil (oral) is used for the treatment of severe hypertension (high blood pressure) not responding to other antihypertensive drugs whereas minoxidil (topical) is used in the treatment of alopecia (hair loss).
Mintop is not indicated for the treatment of frontal baldness. It is effective in hair growth for patients with hair loss on the top of the scalp not on the front of the scalp.
You can use hair oil if you are using Mintop. But do not apply it before applying Mintop as your hair must be dry. Use hair oil four hours after applying the medicine as it takes this much time to get absorbed.
Yes, it is safe to use topical minoxidil for the treatment of hair loss (alopecia) when used as advised by the doctor. Read the instructions on the pack carefully before use.
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