Mintop is a specialized medicine used to treat the hair loss problem. It is available in the market as syrup and as a hair lotion. Both the medicines work to improve the hair loss problems which are mostly hereditary. The composition strength of this solution is 2%. It helps in the hair growth and to get rid of the male pattern baldness. This lotion doesn’t help or have no effect on baldness at front scalp.
The nature of Mintop is quite simple and it contains only one active ingredient: Minoxidil (5%). It is being manufactured by the Dr. Reddy Labs.
Mintop solution is not used for the treatment of many bodily conditions. The use of Mintop is limited to the treatment of following bodily conditions:
Though, the solution has been found to be very safe, it may produce some known side effects. The side effects of Mintop are rare, but we cannot altogether deny its possibility:
It is prescribed to be applied on the head for twice a day. The quantity which needs to be applied is decided by the doctor. One must apply it within the limits as prescribed by the doctor. The more you apply, the more you are prone to the side effects.
Actually, the active ingredient in the solution relaxes the blood vessels in the scalp. This increased flow of blood in the vessels of the scalp stimulates the hair growth, especially in males.
There are some precautions for Mintop solution usage. You need to discuss certain things with your doctor before starting Mintop use. Discuss:
The other precautions that needs to be observed are:
There are some contraindications of Mintop solution. It is not advised to be used by the persons who are suffering from:
There are many substitutes of Mintop solution available in the market. Some have the exact same composition as that of Mintop. Some have a slightly different composition. However, all of them works to meet only one end, increase the hair growth. It is better to discuss with your doctor about which brand is most suitable for you. Changing the brands and composition frequently may have an adverse effect on your hair growth.
Some of the famous substitutes of Mintop available in the market are:
Most of the drugs tend to interact with some other drugs, food or diseases. It is better to know all the interactions beforehand, to avoid observing any possible side effects of the medicine on the body. Disclose all the information to your doctor about the medicine you are taking, medical history, any herbal/vitamin/dietary supplement etc. that you are taking. This may help you to get rid of any hazardous side effects.
The major known interactions of the Mintop lotion are with the following drugs:
Ans: Well, it may take somewhere between 4 months to an year to see the effects of Mintop solution.
Ans: The effect of Mintop Solution remains on the body for about 1 to 5 days after its intake.
Ans: The action of medicine starts in about 4 to 5 hours of topical application.
Ans: No, it is not safe to be used by the pregnant/breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor thoroughly before starting the application of this solution.
Ans: No, the nature of Mintop solution has not been found to be addictive by any of its user or government organization for sure.
Ans: It is used for the treatment of hereditary hair loss and hypertension.
Ans: Mostly, it has been found to be safe. However, if you observe any of the uncomfortable bodily condition, you must avoid driving or operating a heavy machinery. In such case, consult your doctor immediately.
Ans: No, there is no such special instruction. Just keep it away from the exposure of direct sunlight and heat.
Ans: No, this lotion is not advised to be used by the children.
Ans: No, it is not advised. It may have some rebound effect. Always consult your doctor first before stopping its consumption.
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