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MX 5 Topical Solution


Overview

Introduction of MX Solution

MX 5 Topical 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 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 5 Topical Solution is a vasodilator, which expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow. This reduces your blood pressure. The topical application of MX 5 Topical 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).

MX Solution related warnings

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

If you miss a dose of MX 5 Topical 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 MX 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 for 4 hours after applying MX 5 Topical 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 MX 5 Topical Solution is working.
  • Take care that MX 5 Topical Solution does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to MX

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My age is 22 and i am having severe hair loss .I am a student but still i do have a healthy life style with good diet rich in protein fruits and vegetable and regular exercise . What should i do?
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Mx - 5 solution at night
For hair loss and lower skinI having a hair loss and also there is so itching in lower part
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Mx 5 solution at night
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Office No. 11A – 15, 1st Floor, Free Press House, 215, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver MX 5 Topical 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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