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.
Biominox Products side effects
Side Effects of Biominox are Fluid retention, Edema (swelling), Pericardial effusion, Increased heart rate, Hair discolouration, Excessive hair growth on face.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator, which expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow. This reduces your blood pressure. 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. 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).
You may experience some hair shedding after 2-6 weeks of starting the Biominox treatment. The hair fall stops after a couple of weeks. But, if it persists for more than 2 weeks, you should stop using Biominox and contact your doctor.
Q. Is Biominox safe to use?
Yes, Biominox 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 Biominox treatment permanent?
You have to continue applying Biominox for continued hair growth. If you stop using Biominox, 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 Biominox?
Since hair growth is a slow process, it may take some time before you see new hair growth after starting the treatment with Biominox. You need to use Biominox for 4 months to see its effects.
Q. Is Biominox safe to use on face?
You should not apply Biominox 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 Biominox?
No, it is not required to shampoo your hair every day before applying Biominox. However, if you shampoo your hair, make sure your scalp is dry before using Biominox.
Q. Can Biominox be used for beard growth?
No, Biominox 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 Biominox thicker?
The new hair that grows due to Biominox will be soft and thin hair. After further use, new hair will develop with the same colour and thickness as your natural hair.
Q. Can I use Biominox if I have high blood pressure?
No, do not use Biominox if you have high blood pressure. Not even if it is controlled by medicines.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 15th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.