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Coverit 5% Solution

Manufactured byMicro Labs Ltd.
ContainsMinoxidil
Description

Coverit 5% Solution is an antihypertensive and is also used to promote hair growth. It is used only in males to prevent hair loss. It should be used for 3 to 4 months to see the hair growth. Any symptoms of scalp irritation or rash should be informed to the doctor.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Coverit 5% Solution

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Weight gain
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Redness of skin
  • Swelling of feet or lower legs
  • Tingling of hands and feet
  • Eye irritation
  • Increase hair growth on face, arms and back
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headache

Uses of Coverit 5% Solution

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Alopecia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 hour after an oral dose and 4 to 5 hours after topical application.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1 to 5 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk. This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Coverit 5% Solution.

Pheochromocytoma

Not recommended in patients with condition Pheochromocytoma.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is known to excreted through breast milk. This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Congestive heart failure

This medicine may cause fluid accumulation and may increase the risk of congestive heart failure. Therefore, it should be taken in combination with loop diuretics to prevent fluid accumulation. Monitoring of body weight and heart function is necessary.

Mlignant hypertension

Minoxidil may lower the blood pressure than required. Therefore, patients with high blood pressure should be treated with this medicine in the hospital setting. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Any signs of low blood pressure should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Scalp irritation

This medicine is not recommended in patients with severe scalp irritation or any known allergy to alcohol or propylene glycol.

Androgenic alopecia in men

This medicine is only recommended in males for the treatment of alopecia androgenetica. It is not recommended if hair loss due to other causes.

Unwanted hair growth

This medicine may cause the unwanted growth of hair on face, arms and back. The patient should be counseled about this unwanted hair growth and advised to inform the doctor if the condition worsen.

Temporary shedding of hair

This medicine may cause temporary shedding of hair at the beginning of the treatment. This shedding is due to the growth of new hair at the place of old hair and subsidies in a couple of weeks. The treatment should be discontinued if the shedding persists.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Corticosteroids

Guanethidine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Coverit 5% Solution as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. The topical solution should be taken on the same time every day for 3 to 4 months to see the hair growth. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by reducing the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and stimulate the hair growth and slows the balding in males.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Vasodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00350

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 8 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/23931

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 8 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database#searchname

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 8 May 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2

Minoxidil Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 8 May 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a689003.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 8 Feb 2018

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