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Tinfal Topical Solution 10%

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Product introduction

Tinfal Topical Solution 10% belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.

Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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, colourless, 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. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsen after using it for 4 to 6 months.

The most common side effects of this medicine include itching, excessive hair growth, rash, and dermatitis. In case of accidental application in other areas, it may result in unwanted hair growth. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water if you get it in your eyes, mouth, or broken skin. Talk to your doctor if you are bothered by the side effects or if they do not go away.

People under 18 or over 65 should not usually use Tinfal Topical Solution 10%. It may also 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 use other creams or lotions to treat other scalp conditions. Talk to your doctor if you have heart disease or blood circulation problems.

Uses of Tinfal Solution

Benefits of Tinfal Solution

In Treatment of Hair loss

Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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. Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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 Tinfal Topical Solution 10%. 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 Tinfal Topical Solution 10%.

Side effects of Tinfal 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 Tinfal

  • Itching
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth)
  • Rash
  • Dermatitis
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Weight gain
  • Fluid retention
  • Tachycardia

How to use Tinfal Solution

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

How Tinfal Solution works

Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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
Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tinfal Topical Solution 10% is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Tinfal Topical Solution 10% is not recommended for use in women.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Tinfal Solution?

If you miss a dose of Tinfal Topical Solution 10%, 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 Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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 Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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 Tinfal Topical Solution 10% is working.
  • Take care that Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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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I need to purchase minoxidil for hair fall. But it is very costly but tinfal plus by leoford offers very chipper rate so can we trust? I used to buy gain hair by walkheart. Please guide.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
First visit a dermatologist nearby for a face to face consultation and examination of the type of hairfall whether minoxidil is at all necessaryDon't self medicate
My skin specialist prescribed me to use hair4u" 5% for male pattern baldness. Can I use Tinfal plus 5% instead of that?"
Dr. Manju Singh
Homeopathy
Please consult with allopathy doctor.
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FAQs

Q. Is the hair growth by Tinfal Topical Solution 10% treatment permanent?

You have to continue applying Tinfal Topical Solution 10% for continued hair growth. If you stop using Tinfal Topical Solution 10%, the regrown hair may disappear after 3-4 months and balding or hair loss may restart.

Q. How long does it take to see results with Tinfal Topical Solution 10%?

Since hair growth is a slow process, it may take some time before you see new hair growth after starting the treatment with Tinfal Topical Solution 10%. You need to use Tinfal Topical Solution 10% for 4 months to see its effects.

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using Tinfal Topical Solution 10%?

No, it is not required to shampoo your hair every day before applying Tinfal Topical Solution 10%. However, if you shampoo your hair, make sure your scalp is dry before using Tinfal Topical Solution 10%.

Q. How often should Tinfal Topical Solution 10% be applied?

The general recommendation is that Tinfal Topical Solution 10% should be used twice daily. Follow your doctor's instructions and take it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Tinfal Topical Solution 10% be used for beard growth?

No, Tinfal Topical Solution 10% 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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Marketer details

Name: Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Address: Leeford Healthcare Limited , Leo House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Dugri-Dhandra Road, Near Joseph School , Ludhiana-141116
Country of origin: India

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