Using Mx 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 Mx to wet hair is not suggested. Let your hair dry completely before applying Mx.
You can wash your hair every day with shampoo even if you are using Mx. 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, Mx 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 Mx 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.
Mx 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 Mx. However, apply Mx first and let your hair dry before using other hair products. Try to keep a gap of 4 hours between the application of Mx 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 Mx, 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 Mx. 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 Mx. 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 Mx, 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 Mx, 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 Mx 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).
Mx 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 Mx. But do not apply it before applying Mx 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.