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Tugain 5% Foam


Overview

Introduction of Tugain Foam

Tugain 5% Foam 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 Tugain Foam

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How Tugain Foam works

Tugain 5% Foam is a vasodilator, which expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow. This reduces your blood pressure. The topical application of Tugain 5% Foam 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).

Tugain Foam related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tugain 5% Foam 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
Tugain 5% Foam 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 Tugain Foam?

If you miss a dose of Tugain 5% Foam, 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 Tugain 5% Foam 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 Tugain 5% Foam 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 Tugain 5% Foam is working.
  • Take care that Tugain 5% Foam does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tugain

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I am using tugain 5 for last couple of weeks. For last couple of days, I see itching and dandruff
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
For Use SCALPE LOTION - thrice weekly on alternate days kip it for 1-2 mins during bath over wet scalp and wash off .continue for 6wks
IAm using minoxidil 2% solution over my cheeck, to grow my bread ! As I have mustache and hairs over my chin but not over my cheecks.so what will be schedule to use minoxidil 2% solution and when to use it?
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Tugain 5 percent gel at night
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Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013
A licensed pharmacy from your nearest location will deliver Tugain 5% Foam. 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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