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Hair 4U 10% Solution

Manufactured byGLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsMinoxidil (Topical) (10 %w/v) + Aminexil (1.5 %w/v)
Description

Hair 4U 10% Solution is a combination medicine which may be used to promote hair growth and to prevent hair loss. While using this medicine, you are advised to report any symptoms such as scalp irritation or a rash to the doctor.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Hair 4U 10% Solution

  • Burning, itching, or prickling of the scalp
  • Increased hair growth on face, arms and back
  • Skin rash
  • Redness of skin
  • Tingling of hands and feet
  • Headache

Uses of Hair 4U 10% Solution

What is it prescribed for?

  • Alopecia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and may be observed within 3 to 4 months of beginning the treatment.
  • Duration of effect
    The time until this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to aminexil, minoxidil, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Scalp irritation

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a severe scalp irritation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered based on the clinical condition.

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.

Topical use

This medicine is only meant to use topically on the scalp. Do not swallow the medicine. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, nose or any other parts of the body.

Unwanted hair growth

This medicine may cause unwanted growth of hair on the face, arms, and back in some patients. Patients should inform the doctor if there is excessive growth of unwanted hair. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

This medicine is unlikely to cause an overdose if all usage directions are followed. If you accidentally swallow this medicine, contact your doctor immediately for further instructions.
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

Corticosteroids

Guanethidine

Sildenafil

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply the topical solution as instructed by your doctor. Do not apply in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. The topical solution should be applied at the same time every day for 3 to 4 months to see hair growth. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Minoxidil stimulates hair growth and slows down balding. Aminexil increases the blood flow to the hair roots. This, in turn, strengthens the hair and increases hair volume.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous topical agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Minoxidil - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 8 May 2017]. Available from:

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

[Internet]. In-cosmetics.com. 2018 [cited 30 July 2018]. Available from:

https://www.in-cosmetics.com/__novadocuments/247965?v=636029896456000000

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 27 Jun 2019

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