What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a medicine used for the treatment of hair loss. The lotion contains the active ingredient minoxidil, which stops the process of hair loss and stimulates hair growth. Minoxidil can be used by both men and women and is available without a prescription. If you would like to order Minoxidil online, Dokteronline.com’s partner pharmacies will be happy to assist you.
What is this product used for?
Hair loss is a common problem. For most people, hair loss worsens with age. When someone has hair loss, the hairs that are lost don’t grow back. Baldness can occur in both men and women. Male hair loss is characterised by a receding hairline and hair loss on top of the scalp. Female hair loss commonly presents itself in a diffuse pattern, where hair is lost over the entire scalp. Minoxidil can stop the balding process and, in many cases, also stimulates the growth of new hair.
How to use Minoxidil
Minoxidil lotion should be used daily on dry hair and scalp. Apply the solution with the spray if you want to treat the entire scalp. You can also use the dab method to ensure that you are applying Minoxidil to the correct area. Always follow the instructions on the package leaflet. Wash your hands directly after applying the lotion and avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth. It can take some time before the effect of this medicine is noticed. If no improvements are seen after using Minoxidil for eight months to one year, you should stop using it and seek advice from your doctor. If your hair growth is stimulated, you will need to keep using the lotion for the growth to continue. Regrown hair may disappear after you stop using Minoxidil and the balding process will then continue.
Minoxidil is available online through our partner pharmacies. The recommended dose is:
- Adults: apply 1 ml of the lotion to dry hair and scalp twice a day and massage into the affected areas of the scalp gently.
This medicine is not suitable for use in children under 18 years of age. Read the package leaflet before use.
Treatment with Minoxidil may cause side effects, including:
- Skin irritation (itching, burning, dryness) at the application site.
- Temporary hair loss in initial six to eight weeks of treatment;
Consult a doctor if these or other side effects are severe. For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Minoxidil
Minoxidil is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to minoxidil or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- You have any scalp abnormality (e.g. irritation, infection, sunburn, broken skin) or a skin condition.
Consult a doctor on the use of Minoxidil if you are taking medication to make sure the combination is safe. For more information, see the package leaflet.
Minoxidil should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Stay out of traffic if you experience side effects that make you feel less alert than normal (e.g. dizziness).
Minoxidil does not interact with alcohol.