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.
Minscalp Products side effects
Side Effects of Minscalp are Application site irritation, Headache, Itching.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator. It works by widening 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.
No, it is not recommended to apply Minscalp on wet hair. Let your hair dry completely before applying Minscalp.
Q. How frequent can I wash my hair with a shampoo while I am using Minscalp?
You can wash your hair every day with a shampoo even if you are using Minscalp. However, do not wash your hair within four hours of applying this medicine.
Q. Does Minscalp stimulate the growth of a beard?
Minscalp is not indicated to use for beard growth. It is only used on scalp for hair growth in the patients with a family history of hair loss.
Q. What type of shampoo should I use?
You should use a mild shampoo which should be able to clean your scalp, but it should not be hard on your hair.
Q. Can I use hair spray or gel while using Minscalp?
Yes, you may use your regular hair spray or gel when using Minscalp. However, apply Minscalp first and let your hair dry before using other hair products. Try to keep a gap of 4 hours between the application of Minscalp and other hair products.
Q. What if I miss a dose of Minscalp?
Missing a single dose would not affect your hair growth. Take Minscalp as soon you as remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.