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Minscalp Plus Topical Solution

Manufactured byEast West Pharma
ContainsMinoxidil (Topical) (10 %w/w) + Azelaic Acid (5 %w/v) + Saw Palmetto (3 %w/v)
Description

Minscalp Plus Topical 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 Minscalp Plus Topical Solution

  • Burning, itching, or prickling of the scalp
  • Redness of skin
  • Eye irritation
  • Increased hair growth on face, arms and back
  • Headache
  • Peeling and blistering of skin

Uses of Minscalp Plus Topical Solution

What is it prescribed for?

  • Alopecia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active 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 minoxidil, saw palmetto, azelaic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Skin Conditions

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with skin conditions such as psoriasis, sunburn, wounds, etc. since it may worsen the condition.
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.

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.

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.

Changed skin tone

Frequent use of this medicine may alter the skin tone in and around the area of application. This change is particularly visible in dark-skinned people.

Other topical products

Report the use of other topical products to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine. This medicine may interact with other topical products and cause side effects such as skin irritation, rashes, swelling, etc. Report any such symptoms to the doctor immediately. Your doctor may suggest an appropriate time-gap between the usage of this medicine and other topical products to avoid their interaction. Alternatively, replacement with a suitable medicine may be required 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

Isotretinoin

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 works by improving the blood circulation in the scalp and stimulate hair growth and slows the hair loss. Azelaic acid interferes with certain processes that help in slowing down the loss of hair. It also regulates the production of keratin to promote hair growth. Saw palmetto prevents the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that is responsible for hair loss.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous topical agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Azelaic Acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 6 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00548

Minoxidil Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 19 February 2019]. Available from:

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

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

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00350
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Information on this page was last updated on 27 Jun 2019

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