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Medicine Overview of Shaltop A Solution


Uses of Tretinoin Topical

Tretinoin Topical is used in the treatment of acne.

How to use Tretinoin Topical

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

How Shaltop A Solution works

Tretinoin topical works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

Uses of Azelaic Acid Topical

Azelaic Acid Topical is used in the treatment of acne.

Side effects of Azelaic Acid Topical


Application site burning, Application site pain, Application site itching.


How to use Azelaic Acid Topical

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

How Shaltop A Solution works

Azelaic acid topical works by stopping the production of essential substances in certain bacteria, therefore stopping them growing.

Uses of Minoxidil Topical

Minoxidil Topical 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.

Side effects of Minoxidil Topical


Headache, Skin rash, Dermatitis, Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body, Allergic reaction.


How to use Minoxidil Topical

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

How Shaltop A Solution works

Minoxidil topical 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 Shaltop A Solution

Expert advice for Tretinoin Topical

  • Inform your doctor before using tretinoin topical if you are using cosmetics or astringents that exfoliate or dry your skin or if they contain alcohol, lime or spices.
  • Avoid direct contact of cream/gel with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Exercise caution in children less than 12 years of age.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to tretinoin or any of its ingredients.
  • It sholud not given to patients having eczema (red, scaly, inflammed and dry skin) or if you have damaged skin or sun burns
  • It sholud not given to patients taking medicines that remove the top layers of the skin.

Expert advice for Azelaic Acid Topical

Do not use azelaic acid for more than 12 months at any time.
Do not take if you are allergic to azelaic acid or any of its ingredients. Before applying the cream/gel, clean the skin thoroughly with plain water and pat it dry. Azelaic acid is for external use on the skin only. Do not allow azelaic acid to come in contact with your eyes, mouth or other inner skin layer (mucous membranes). If it does, wash immediately with cool water. Inform your doctor if you have asthma before using azelaic acid. Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Expert advice for Minoxidil Topical

  • It should only be applied directly to the scalp area. If Minoxidil Topical 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 Minoxidil Topical 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 Minoxidil Topical is working.
  • Take care that Minoxidil Topical 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. Minoxidil Topical may not work for everyone.
Special precautions for Shaltop A Solution
No interaction found
Shaltop A Solution 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.
Shaltop A Solution is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Shaltop A Solution via licking.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Your ability to drive or operate machinery might be impaired while you are taking Shaltop A Solution especially if you are feeling dizzy or have a severe headache.
Shaltop A Solution is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Shaltop A Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Shaltop A Solution is probably safe to use in patients with
liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Shaltop A Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Shaltop A Solution

Frequently asked questions for Tretinoin Topical

Q. Is tretinoin topical a steroid/ retin a/ retin a/ a retinoid/retinol?
Tretinoin topical is not a steroid. It is a form of vitamin A (Retin-A) and belongs to a group of medications called as ‘retinoids'. Tretinoin and retinol are similar but tretinoin tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol which is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin
Q. Is tretinoin cream safe?
Tretinoin is safe if taken at recommended doses and duration. The gel form should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 12 years
Q. Does tretinoin cream work/ is tretinoin cream good for acne/acne scars/lighten skin/thin the skin/work on wrinkles/fade dark spots/clog pores/cause breakouts?
Tretinoin cream works effectively in most of the patients. It is useful for treating most of the skin related issue like acne, acne scars, skin lightening, removing wrinkles, fade dark spots, clog pores, etc. It does not cause breakouts but helps the skin in healing it
Q. Is tretinoin available over the counter?
It is available only as per doctor's prescription.

Frequently asked questions for Azelaic Acid Topical

Q. Is azelaic acid an AHA/ retinoid/ antibiotic/ DHT blocker/ steroid?
Azelaic acid is not an AHA/retinoid/antibiotic/steroid. Azelaic acid may be an inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase which in turn decreases the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone)
Q. Does azelaic acid topical work for wrinkles/ melasma/hair loss/redness/to get lighter skin?
Azelaic acid topical mainly used to treat pimples, sometimes for melasma and not recommended for other skin conditions
Q. Does azelaic acid topical exfoliate?
There is not much evidence found for azelaic acid exfoliating dead skin
Q. Does azelaic acid bleach clothes?
No, azelaic acid does not bleach clothes.

Frequently asked questions for Minoxidil Topical

Q. How long should I continue to use Minoxidil Topical?
Using Minoxidil Topical 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.
Q. Can I apply Minoxidil Topical to wet hair?
No, application of Minoxidil Topical to wet hair is not suggested. Let your hair dry completely before applying Minoxidil Topical.
Q. How frequent can I wash my hair daily with shampoo while I am also applying Minoxidil Topical?
You can wash your hair every day with shampoo even if you are using Minoxidil Topical. 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.
Q. Is Minoxidil Topical effective for hair growth/regrowth?
Yes, Minoxidil Topical is effective in hair growth/regrowth for patients with hereditary hair loss. However, each patient may respond differently to minoxidil treatment for hair growth.
Q. Does Minoxidil Topical stimulate the growth of a beard?
Use of Minoxidil Topical 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.
Q. Does Minoxidil Topical cause acne?
Minoxidil Topical 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.
Q. Does exposure to the sun cause more thinning of my hair?
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.
Q. What type of shampoo should I use?
You should use a mild shampoo but it should be able to clean your scalp and not be hard on your hair.
Q. Can I use hair spray or gel, when using Minoxidil Topical?
Yes, you may use your regular hair spray or gel when using Minoxidil Topical. However, apply Minoxidil Topical first and let your hair dry before using other hair products. Try to keep a gap of 4 hours between the application of Minoxidil Topical and other hair products.
Q. How soon can I see results while using Minoxidil Topical?
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.
Q. How should I apply Minoxidil Topical ?
Before applying Minoxidil Topical, 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 Minoxidil Topical. 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 Minoxidil Topical. Hair drying may make the treatment less effective. Wash your hands to remove any medicine immediately after using this medicine.
Q. How would I know that Minoxidil Topical has started to work?
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.
Q. What if I miss a dose of Minoxidil Topical?
If you miss a dose of Minoxidil Topical, just continue with your next regular dose, do not double up the dose. Missing a dose would not affect your hair growth.
Q. How would my newly grown hair look like?
Hair growth in early weeks would be soft and fuzzy. Continued treatment will produce new hair similar to your other hair on the scalp.
Q. What if I stop using Minoxidil Topical once my hair are regrown?
If you stop using Minoxidil Topical, 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 Minoxidil Topical on a continuous and regular basis.
Q. What is the difference between Minoxidil Topical and minoxidil oral?
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).
Q. Is Minoxidil Topical effective for frontal baldness?
Minoxidil Topical 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.
Q. Can I use my hair oil while using minoxidil?
You can use hair oil if you are using Minoxidil Topical. But do not apply it before applying Minoxidil Topical as your hair must be dry. Use hair oil four hours after applying the medicine as it takes this much time to get absorbed.
Q. Is it safe to use topical minoxidil?
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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