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Mintop 2% Solution


Overview

Introduction of Mintop Solution

Mintop 2% Solution is a medicine used in the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is most effective in treating familial hair loss or thinning at the top of the scalp, not in front. This medicine helps to stimulate hair growth by increasing the blood circulation to the hair follicles. However, the amount of hair growth is different for each person. During the first 2 weeks of application, your hair fall may increase temporarily. This is normal and is a sign that Minoxidil is working. This medicine should strictly be taken according to the doctor’s advice.

How to use Mintop Solution

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

How Mintop Solution works

Mintop 2% Solution is a vasodilator, which expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow. This reduces your blood pressure. The topical application of Mintop 2% Solution on your scalp helps in increasing blood flow through the vasodilation process. This increased blood flow provides more nutrition and oxygen to the hair follicle, which prevents hair cell death. It also stimulates hair growth by prolonging the action of a chemical messenger (anagen). This is how it works to lower your blood pressure, and treats your alopecia (hair loss).

Mintop Solution related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mintop 2% 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mintop 2% 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 miss a dose of Mintop Solution?

If you miss a dose of Mintop 2% Solution, take 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Wash your hands before and after application.
  • It should only be applied directly to the scalp area. If Mintop 2% Solution accidentally comes in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth, flush the area thoroughly with cool tap water.
  • Do not shampoo your hair for 4 hours after applying Mintop 2% Solution 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 2% Solution is working.
  • Take care that Mintop 2% Solution does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mintop

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After giving birth i suffer frm heavy hairfall n also want to lose weight
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Mintop 2 %solution at night over scalp
my hair fall regularly after bath aprox 60-100 hair per day please tell what to do or any medicine or nutritionlots of hair fall
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Mintop 2 %solution at night over scalp
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Mintop 2% Solution. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
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