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Curlz F 5% Lotion

Manufacturer: Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
Medicine composition: Minoxidil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

This lotion is used in the treatment of hair growth and male pattern baldness. It has no effect in receding hairline and baldness at the front part of the scalp. About 2 percent of this lotion is used in women who have thinning hair. It falls under a category of drugs known as vasodilators.

This lotion is sold as both a prescriptive or non-prescriptive medicine for the treatment of alopecia. You should apply it as much as it is prescribed by your doctor or as written on the label. In case your side effects persist or worsen over time contact your health care provider right away.

This lotion is useful against the following conditions:

  • Alopecia

Here are some of the possible side effects of this lotion

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Swelling Of Feet Or Lower Legs

  • Tingling Of Hands And Feet

  • Eye Irritation

  • Increase Hair Growth On Face

  • Skin Rash

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this lotion lasts for an average duration of 1to 5 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this lotion can be observed in 1 hour after an oral dose and 4 to 5 hours after topical application.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This lotion is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This lotion is known to excreted through breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Curlz F 5% Lotion , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

This lotion is a vasodilator. It works by opening the potassium channels, causes hyperpolarization and dilation of arterioles. This effect will relax the smooth muscle and reduces peripheral vascular resistance, thus reduces the blood pressure. It stimulates the hair growth by prolonging the anagen phase of the hair growth by promoting the survival of human dermal papillary cells (DPCs)

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    These medications may lower the blood pressure if taken together. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any central nervous system medication. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.


    Corticosteroids like cortisone, dexamethasone, and prednisolone may reduce the effect of this lotion. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any of these medications and report if any symptoms of uncontrolled blood pressure. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.


    These medications are not recommended together due to the risk of lowering the blood pressure. Any symptoms of change in the blood pressure should be informed to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
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About Curlz F 5% Lotion
What are the uses of Curlz F 5% Lotion
What are the contraindications of Curlz F 5% Lotion ?
What are the side effects of Curlz F 5% Lotion ?
Key highlights of Curlz F 5% Lotion
What are the substitutes for Curlz F 5% Lotion ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Curlz F 5% Lotion ?