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Tugain 5% Foam


Overview

Introduction

Tugain 5% Foam 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.

Tugain 5% Foam 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.

Tugain 5% Foam 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.

Tugain 5% Foam 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 Tugain Foam

Side effects of Tugain Foam

Common
  • Excessive hair growth on face
  • Rash
  • Skin irritation

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 potassium channel opener. Its vasodilation action expands the blood vessels. Therefore, when it is applied to the scalp, it helps to increase the 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
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.
Breastfeeding
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 forget to take Tugain Foam?

If you miss a dose of Tugain 5% Foam, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • 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

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Lots of hair loss n hair fall pls suggest better medicine
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Tugain 5% solution at night over scalp
High hair loss after stopping medicinesI had used tugain 5% solution and din asteroid tablets (1 mg) with curlzvit for 4 monthsBut after stopping medicine for a month I found my hair loss increased
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
continue using it . go for platelet rich plasma therapy at a Dermatology clinic
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can Tugain cause hair loss?

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

Q. Is Tugain safe to use?

Yes, Tugain 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 Tugain treatment permanent?

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

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

Q. Is Tugain safe to use on face?

You should not apply Tugain 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 Tugain?

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

Q. Can Tugain be used for beard growth?

No, Tugain 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 Tugain thicker?

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

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