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Overview

Introduction of Topgain Solution

Topgain 2 % Solution belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth after hereditary hair loss (male pattern baldness). It is not used for sudden, patchy or unexplained hair loss.

Topgain 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 several months before you notice any hair growth and the first growth may be soft, colourless and barely visible. Using more than recommended will not speed up hair growth and may cause dangerous 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.

Topgain 2 % Solution is generally safe and suitable for most people but has some potential side effects. The most common are headache, itching or irritation of the scalp and unwanted hair growth in other places (not your scalp). It may also make you feel unwell and can change the colour and texture of your hair. If this happens, inform your doctor. If this medicine gets into the bloodstream it can cause side effects related to low blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, swollen hands, and feet. This should not happen if you use it correctly and avoid contact with broken skin. 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 side effects or they do not go away.

Topgain 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 you doctor if you have heart disease or circulation problems.

Uses of Topgain Solution

Topgain Solution side effects

Common
  • Dermatitis
  • Excessive hair growth on face
  • Rash

How to use Topgain Solution

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

How Topgain Solution works

Topgain 2 % Solution is a vasodilator, which expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow. The application of this medicine on the 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 treat your alopecia (hair loss).

Topgain Solution related warnings

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

If you miss a dose of Topgain 2 % 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 Topgain 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 for 4 hours after applying Topgain 2 % 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 Topgain 2 % Solution is working.
  • Take care that Topgain 2 % Solution does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Topgain

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In my family nobody is suffering from hair loss but i am suffering from it is there any medicine or oil which regrowth hair.
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Skin Specialist
Mx 5 solution at night over scalp
Diabetes patient but in control but hair loss rapidly
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Mc 5% solution at night over scalp
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FAQs

Q. Can Topgain cause hair loss?

You may experience some hair shedding after 2-6 weeks of starting the Topgain treatment. The hair fall stops after a couple of weeks. But, if it persists for more than 2 weeks, you should stop using Topgain and contact your doctor.

Q. Is Topgain safe to use?

Yes, Topgain is safe if you use it as directed by your doctor. For best results, read all the directions before using it and follow them carefully.

Q. Is the hair growth by Topgain treatment permanent?

You have to continue applying Topgain for continued hair growth. If you stop using Topgain, 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 Topgain?

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

Q. Is Topgain safe to use on face?

You should not apply Topgain to any other body areas other than the scalp. If you have accidentally applied it, rinse thoroughly with plenty of cold water.

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using Topgain?

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

Q. Can Topgain be used for beard growth?

No, Topgain 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.

Q. Is the hair that grows with Topgain thicker?

The new hair that grows due to Topgain will be soft and thin hair. After further use, new hair will develop with the same colour and thickness as your natural hair.

Q. Can I use Topgain if I have high blood pressure?

No, do not use Topgain if you have high blood pressure. Not even if it is controlled by medicines.

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