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Minoxidil + Finasteride

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Minoxidil + Finasteride Uses

Minoxidil+Finasteride is used in the treatment of hair loss.

How Minoxidil + Finasteride works

Minoxidil + Finasteride is a combination of two medicines: Minoxidil and Finasteride, which treats hair loss in men. In men, the balding scalp contains small sized hair follicles along with increased levels of a male hormone that is believed to cause excessive hair loss and retards hair growth. Minoxidil is a vasodilator, which means it widens the blood vessels and provides better blood flow to the hair follicles. This prevents hair loss and stimulates re-growth resulting in longer, thicker and increased numbers of hair. Finasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. It blocks the production of a male hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth, thereby reversing the balding process and preventing further hair loss.
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Expert advice for Minoxidil + Finasteride

  • Minoxidil + Finasteride has been prescribed for the treatment of hair loss in men.
  • Wash your hands before and after application.
  • It should only be applied directly to the scalp area. If Minoxidil + Finasteride 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 + Finasteride or use a 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 medicine is working.
  • Take care that Minoxidil + Finasteride does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Frequently asked questions for Minoxidil + Finasteride

Minoxidil + Finasteride

Q. Can Minoxidil+Finasteride be used in females?

No, Minoxidil+Finasteride should never be used in females. Minoxidil+Finasteride is a combination of two medicines, namely, minoxidil and finasteride. As per the guidelines of FDA, women can only use minoxidil 2% to treat hair loss. So, it is better to avoid the use of this combination medicine in women until and unless advised by the doctor.

Q. Can I blow-dry my hair after applying Minoxidil+Finasteride?

No, you should not blow-dry your hair after applying Minoxidil+Finasteride. You may use the blow-dryer once you have washed your hair. But, it is advised to wait for at least 4 hours before washing or blow-drying your hair, as it will reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.

Q. Will taking a higher than the recommended dose of Minoxidil+Finasteride be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Minoxidil+Finasteride will not be more effective. Moreover, it can result in over-absorption of the medicine into the body and cause unwanted side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. How will I know if Minoxidil+Finasteride is working for me?

You will notice that your hair loss will gradually decrease. Also, you will be able to notice new hair growth that is soft and lighter in colour than the rest of your hair. Over time, this new hair will blend in with the rest of your hair.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Minoxidil+Finasteride?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.


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