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MX 2 Solution

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C
Preservative
Methylparaben, Propyl paraben
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Introduction

MX 2 Solution belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.

MX 2 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, colorless, 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. If your condition does not improve or worsens after using it for 4 to 6 months, tell your doctor.

MX 2 Solution is generally safe and suitable for most people but may have some 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. 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 the side effects or they do not go away.

MX 2 Solution should not normally be used by people under the age of 18 or over 65. 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. Talk to your doctor if you have heart disease or blood circulation problems.

Uses of MX Solution

Benefits of MX Solution

In Treatment of Hair loss

MX 2 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. MX 2 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 MX 2 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 MX 2 Solution.

Side effects of MX 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 MX

  • Skin irritation
  • Itching

How to use MX Solution

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

How MX Solution works

MX 2 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
MX 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
MX 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 forget to take MX Solution?

If you miss a dose of MX 2 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 MX 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 or use a hairdryer for 4 hours after applying MX 2 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 MX 2 Solution is working.
  • Take care that MX 2 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

Patient concerns

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For hair loss and lower skin I having a hair loss and also there is so itching in lower part
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Mx 5 solution at night
sir how can i reduce hair loss
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Mx 5% solution at night over scalp
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FAQs

Q. Is the hair growth by MX 2 Solution treatment permanent?

You have to continue applying MX 2 Solution for continued hair growth. If you stop using MX 2 Solution, the regrown hair may disappear after 3-4 months and balding or hair loss may restart.

Q. Can MX 2 Solution cause weight gain?

Yes, MX 2 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 MX 2 Solution?

Since hair growth is a slow process, it may take some time before you see new hair growth after starting the treatment with MX 2 Solution. You need to use MX 2 Solution for 4 months to see its effects.

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using MX 2 Solution?

No, it is not required to shampoo your hair every day before applying MX 2 Solution. However, if you shampoo your hair, make sure your scalp is dry before using MX 2 Solution.

Q. How often should MX 2 Solution be applied?

The general recommendation is that MX 2 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 MX 2 Solution be used for beard growth?

No, MX 2 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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