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Mintop 10% Lotion

Manufactured byDr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.
Description
Mintop 10% Lotion is a medicine that contains Minoxidil. It is used to treat hair loss. It promotes hair growth by increasing the blood flow to hair follicles by widening the blood vessels. It is very effective in individuals aged below 40 years. Mintop 10% Lotion may rarely cause some side effects like itching and skin irritation at the site of application. These side effects are rare and may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if they bother you for a long time or worsen. Mintop 10% Lotion is for external use and for applying on the scalp only. It can be applied once or twice a day to the scalp or as prescribed by your doctor. Before applying it, make sure your scalp is clean and dry. It may take two to four months to observe any hair growth. Excessive use will not fasten the hair growth and may raise the chances of its side effects. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it. Mintop 10% Lotion will not cause permanent regrowth of hair. You have to use it regularly to maintain healthy and long hair. Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after four to six months of use. Accidental contact of this medicine on other body parts can cause unwanted hair growth. Avoid contact with your eyes, mouth. Rinse properly with plenty of water in case of accidental contact. Mintop 10% Lotion is not recommended for use for children under the age of 18 and elderly people above the age of 65 unless prescribed by the doctor. It may not be suitable if your hair loss is caused by medicines (as in chemotherapy) or a nutritional deficiency. Inform your doctor if you have high blood pressure or if you are using other creams or lotions to treat scalp conditions. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mintop 10% Lotion

  • Scalp irritation
  • Burning, itching, or prickling of the scalp
  • Dizziness
  • Redness of the scalp
  • Swelling of feet or lower legs
  • Eye irritation
  • Increased hair growth on face, arms and back
  • Headache

Uses of Mintop 10% Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Alopecia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effects of Mintop 10% Lotion can be observed within 3 to 4 months of beginning the treatment.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time for which Mintop 10% Lotion remains active is not known.
  • 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 for Mintop 10% Lotion.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Mintop 10% Lotion is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may affect your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Mintop 10% Lotion is not recommended for use in breastfeeding as it is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid using Mintop 10% Lotion if you are allergic to it. If you develop any allergic reaction symptoms like hives, rash, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck, consult your doctor immediately.

Scalp psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is a scalp skin condition marked by red, itchy and scaly patches on the entire scalp. Mintop 10% Lotion is not recommended for use if you have scalp psoriasis as it can cause skin irritation and burning sensation when used on affected areas.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Mintop 10% Lotion is not recommended for use in pregnancy as it may affect your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Mintop 10% Lotion is not recommended for use in breastfeeding as it is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Unwanted hair growth

Mintop 10% Lotion may cause unwanted growth of hair on your face, arms and back. Make sure that it does not come in contact with your face while using it.

Temporary shedding of hair

Mintop 10% Lotion 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 subsides in a couple of weeks. Consult your doctor if the shedding persists.

Use on a shaved scalp

Avoid using Mintop 10% Lotion on a shaved scalp as it may not help in faster hair growth after shaving.

Self medication

Do not self-medicate Mintop 10% Lotion. It is available over the counter in pharmacies. Before using this medicine, it is recommended to consult your doctor to rule out the actual cause of hair loss.

Topical use

Mintop 10% Lotion is only meant for use topically on the scalp. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, nose or any other parts of the body. Rinse thoroughly with water in case of accidental contact.

Beard growth

Mintop 10% Lotion not recommended for beard growth. It is effective only for hair growth on the scalp.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Mintop 10% Lotion as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not use more quantities to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of Mintop 10% Lotion is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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

Alfuzosin

Isosorbide Dinitrate

Sapropterin

Mecamylamine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Mintop 10% Lotion as instructed by your doctor. It is not necessary to shampoo your hair every day before using this solution. Before applying Mintop 10% Lotion make sure your hair and scalp are totally dry. Apply it at the same time every day for 3 to 4 months to see hair growth. You should not shampoo your hair for 4 hours after using Mintop 10% Lotion. Let your hair dry naturally after 2 to 4 hours of its application. This medicine may stain your clothes, caps, or bed sheets. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the date of expiry. Keep away from fire or flame as this medicine is inflammable.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Mintop 10% Lotion widens the blood vessels and provides better blood flow to the hair follicles.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Dermatological agents, Topical agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 8 Nov 2021

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