Information about Minoxidil
Minoxidil 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. Rarely, it may be used to treat high blood pressure.
How Minoxidil works
Minoxidil is a potassium channel opener. Its vasodilation action expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow, thereby decreasing blood pressure to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). The topical application of Minoxidil 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 and also enhances new hair growth. This is how it works to treat your hair loss (alopecia).
Common side effects of Minoxidil
Skin irritation, Itching
Available Medicine for Minoxidil
MintopDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹256 to ₹207711 variant(s)
MorrIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹250 to ₹108010 variant(s)
₹465 to ₹20993 variant(s)
KeraIpca Laboratories Ltd
₹770 to ₹13503 variant(s)
MinopepIndiabulls pharmaceutical ltd
₹550 to ₹10986 variant(s)
LonitabIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹199 to ₹5783 variant(s)
MinoqilibGalderma India Pvt Ltd
ManexilDabur India Ltd
₹520 to ₹5322 variant(s)
MinokemAlkem Laboratories Ltd
₹289 to ₹9573 variant(s)
ChekfallMankind Pharma Ltd
₹779 to ₹10502 variant(s)
Expert advice for Minoxidil
- Wash your hands before and after application.
- It should only be applied directly to the scalp area. If Minoxidil 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 Minoxidil 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 Minoxidil is working.
- Take care that Minoxidil does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.