Hair 4U F Topical Solution

Manufactured byGLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsMinoxidil (5 %w/v) + Finasteride (0.1 %w/v)
Description

Hair 4U F Topical Solution is a combination medicine used for the treatment of androgenetic hair loss in males (male-pattern baldness). It is not recommended for use if the hair loss is due to any other causes. 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 on priority. This medicine is not recommended for use in women.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Hair 4U F Topical Solution

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Hair 4U F Topical Solution

  • Redness of skin
  • Eye irritation
  • Increase hair growth on face, arms and back
  • Headache
  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Swelling of face and lips
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Runny Nose
  • Skin Rash

Uses of Hair 4U F Topical Solution

What is it prescribed for?

  • Androgenetic Alopecia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and can be observed within 3 to 4 months of beginning the treatment.
  • Duration of effect
    The time until which 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 women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to finasteride, minoxidil, or any other inactive ingredient present along with these medicines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in women.
General warnings

Scalp irritation

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe scalp irritation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's 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.

Pediatric patients

The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established for pediatric patients. Hence, this medicine is not recommended for use in pediatric patients.

Use in women

This medicine is not recommended for use in women.

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

Guanethidine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply the topical solution as instructed by the doctor. Do not apply larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. This medicine is recommended for use only in men. The topical solution should be applied at the same time every day for 3 to 4 months to see the 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 in males. Finasteride decreases the concentration of a certain specific hormone in hair follicles of the scalp to slow down and reverse the balding process.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous topical agents, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

DailyMed - HIMS- minoxidil 5% liquid [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 5 March 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=5d8460fc-cd6f-72af-e053-2a91aa0ad2f3

Finasteride: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 5 March 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a698016.html

Minoxidil Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 5 March 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a689003.html

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 5 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/5765
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