Tugain 5%W/W Foam

Cipla Ltd

Composition for Tugain 5%w/w Foam

Primarily used for

60 gm in 1 bottle

Medicine Overview of Tugain Foam


Uses of Tugain Foam

Tugain 5%W/W Foam 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 Tugain Foam


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


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%w/w foam works by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles, increasing hair follicle size, and prolonging the growth phase of these follicles.

In Depth Information on Tugain Foam

Expert advice for Tugain Foam

  • You may need to use Tugain for two to four months before you see new hair growth, as hair growth is a slow process.
  • Once you see new hair growth, keep using Tugain as advised by the doctor. Otherwise, you might observe hair loss again.
  • Do not use if 
    • You have no family history of hair loss
    • Your hair loss is sudden and patchy
    • You have a shaved scalp
    • Your scalp is red, inflamed, irritated and painful
    • You are also using other medicines on the scalp
    • You are a patient of high blood pressure
  • Stop taking Tugain and talk to your doctor if you experience
    • Allergic reactions like swollen face, skin redness or itching or throat tightness
    • Low blood pressure, faintness or dizziness
  • Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact, rinse eyes with large amounts of water.
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Special precautions for Tugain 5%W/W Foam
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Tugain 5%W/W Foam 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.
Tugain 5%W/W Foam is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

May be harmful if used when pregnant or breastfeeding
Tugain 5%W/W Foam does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Tugain 5%W/W Foam is probably safe to use in patients with k
idney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tugain 5%W/W Foam may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Tugain 5%W/W Foam is safe to use in patients with liver dise
ase. No dose adjustment of Tugain 5%W/W Foam is recommended.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss one or two daily doses of ROGAINE® Extra Strength Solution, just continues with your next dose. You should not make up for missed doses.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Tugain 5%w/w Foam

Frequently asked questions for Minoxidil Topical

Using Tugain 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.
No, application of Tugain to wet hair is not suggested. Let your hair dry completely before applying Tugain.
You can wash your hair every day with shampoo even if you are using Tugain. 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.
Yes, Tugain is effective in hair growth/regrowth for patients with hereditary hair loss. However, each patient may respond differently to minoxidil treatment for hair growth.
Use of Tugain 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.
Tugain 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.
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.
You should use a mild shampoo but it should be able to clean your scalp and not be hard on your hair.
Yes, you may use your regular hair spray or gel when using Tugain. However, apply Tugain first and let your hair dry before using other hair products. Try to keep a gap of 4 hours between the application of Tugain and other hair products.
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.
Before applying Tugain, 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 Tugain. 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 Tugain. Hair drying may make the treatment less effective. Wash your hands to remove any medicine immediately after using this medicine.
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.
If you miss a dose of Tugain, just continue with your next regular dose, do not double up the dose. Missing a dose would not affect your hair growth.
Hair growth in early weeks would be soft and fuzzy. Continued treatment will produce new hair similar to your other hair on the scalp.
If you stop using Tugain, 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 Tugain on a continuous and regular basis.
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).
Tugain 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.
You can use hair oil if you are using Tugain. But do not apply it before applying Tugain as your hair must be dry. Use hair oil four hours after applying the medicine as it takes this much time to get absorbed.
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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