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Hair 4U 5% Spray

Hair 4U 5% Spray

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Aminexil, Minoxidil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Hair 4U 5% Spray is used in the treatment of hair loss, effectively promoting hair growth for those having the condition of alopecia. It increases the circulation of blood to hair follicles which triggers an increase in hair growth and also prevents the hardening of hair shaft and the buildup of collagen around it. It can be used by both men and women dealing with hereditary hair loss or androgenic alopecia.

Surprising as it may seem, but Hair 4U 5% Spray has no reported side effects. However, it is not advisable to use hair cream products during the treatment period. It has also been found that Hair 4U 5% Spray may provide best results for those at the early stages of hair loss, while those at the later stages may see absolutely no results.

This medicine is often used with minoxidil but in some cases it can be used separately. Ideally only two treatments in a year are adequate, with each treatment taking place over a period of 6 weeks. Hair 4U 5% Spray is available in vials of 6ml that is to be applied once every day, on dry hair, for six consecutive weeks.

Hair Loss
In addition to its intended effect, Hair 4U 5% Spray may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache
Allergic Reaction
Skin Rash
Chest Pain
Edema
Dermatitis
Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Zeropecia solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Zeropecia solution is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no interaction between liver impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Hair 4U 5% Spray, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Wockhardt Ltd
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am stressed from past 2 months I don't know what to do next. I am becoming fat and facing hair fall. Also other health issues from stress.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, PG diploma in child guidance and family therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I am stressed from past 2 months I don't know what to do next. I am becoming fat and facing hair fall. Also other hea...
Hello lybrate-user hi. You can just try all these things in your life. Stress is a hidden enemy with a constant capacity to wrack havoc on your body and mind. Its actions are insidious, slow but powerful. The consequences can be debilitating on your physical and mental wellbeing. This is even more relevant today, in our extremely complex civilized society where stress triggers are automated by our rushed living. After more then 10 years battling the consequences of extreme stress and testing numerous techniques I can give you 21 ways to manage stress. Just be disciplined about it and apply them constantly. You will be amazed by the results. 1. Go to sleep early and get up early. This is a powerful routine that will manage your stress hormones and give you a fresh start every day. 2. Start a morning routine. Dedicate just 20 minutes every morning to yourself, to clear your mind and thoughts and prepare for the journey ahead. My routine consists of 10 minutes meditation, a cocktail of green and black tea follow by a green shake, and writing a few thoughts in my journal 3. Improve your diet. This is essential. Eat better, whole foods at regular intervals throughout the day; eat slowly, chew your food and don?t drink your calories. 4. Drink plenty of water every day, throughout the day. You should aim for at least 2 liters. 5. Stay away from coffee and smoking. Those habits will interfere with your adrenaline and cortisol levels, increasing stress and anxiety. 6. Improve your sleep. You want to improve not just your sleep quantity but your sleep quality also. Make sure your bedroom has the right temperature for sleep, the air is clean and that you keep your phone and laptop in another room. 7. Make time to relax throughout the day. Consciously relax every morning through prayer and meditation. Also take a break in the afternoon and find at least half an hour of private time in the evening just to relax. 8. Breathe! Incorrect breathing patterns interfere with your O2-CO2 balance and can trigger stress response, anxiety and panic attacks. Try to breathe through your abdomen, not your chest, and train yourself to slowly breathe in and extend your exhalations. Avoid hyperventilation 9. Reduce your sitting time. If you have a desk job, mindfully remind yourself to stand up and walk for at least five minutes every hour. 10. Go for a walk. Walking for 15 minutes daily, preferably in a park has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood and increase stamina. 11. Try a technology detox every week. Prolonged smartphone using has been linked to increased stress so try to have a technology fast. Pick a day of the week and just don?t use your phone or tablet. The world won?t stop and you will feel better the next day 12. Drink a morning vitamin shake. I use almond milk, yoghurt, green powder, banana, vegan protein, flaxseeds and chia seeds 13. Find a hobby and stick to it. I used art which kept me busy in a meaningful and distressful way 14. Smile more and find reasons to be optimistic. Every day when I write in my journal or my to do list I star by drawing a smiley face. That is how I program my brain for a optimistic view of things 15. Manage rumination and mind chatter. Try to stop inner mind dialogues and meaningless mind chatter 16. Practice mindfulness. I do it when eating, when walking, when breathing 17. Exercise more. Working out has been linked by numerous studies to improved mood, happiness and less stress. Take up an exercise routine, run, join a gym or just walk every day 18. Try an evening ritual. Mine consist of taking a bath while listening to relaxing music. Simple yet effective 19. Read more and watch TV less. This will unwind your racing mind and automatically calm your body 20. Make social life a habit. This will reduce cortisol levels to a healthy dose and improve your mood while spending a quality time with friends 21. Snack on healthy food. No ice cream or cake but instead try a handful of nuts, a yoghurt or an apple Thank You All The Best.
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My name is Pragya. I am 15 years old. My hair is regularly falling from its roots. Pl. Suggest me best medicines along with hair oil with shampoo. No constipation & menstrual problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
My name is Pragya. I am 15 years old. My hair is regularly falling from its roots. Pl. Suggest me best medicines alon...
Please do check your blood haemoglobin level. If your haemoglobin level is low chances for hair fall is there. Include lot of iron rich foods in your diet, like dates, jaggery,green leafy vegetables etc. Also take calcium and protein rich foods like egg, milk & pulses. Massage your head with Luke warm oil at least once in a week. Use mild shampoos only, herbal shampoos or baby shampoos is advisable. Arnica hair oil & arnica shampooavailable in markets will be helpful. If you have uncontrollable hair fall even then also, consult a doctor.
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Reasons for Alopecia Areata ?have hair fall patches in beard. Is there any specific reasons and how long it take to recover.

MD - Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ludhiana
Reasons for Alopecia Areata ?have hair fall patches in beard. Is there any specific reasons and how long it take to r...
It may take 1-2 years for resolution on its own. It is an autoimmune condition and can be triggered by a lot of reasons. Apply tacrovera forte ointment 0.1% at night and flutivate cream in the morning. You can visit a dermatologist for further assessment and intralesional steroid injection.
3 people found this helpful

My age is 18 male, I get some facial hair and I am masturbating from 3 years, is that the reason?

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
My age is 18 male, I get some facial hair and I am masturbating from 3 years, is that the reason?
Not concerned with that. Use rejuhair tablet once daily, along with the following medicine. Contact me or send photos on direct private online consultation for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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My hairs have been falling since last 5 years and getting bald and it looks pathetic .please help!

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
My hairs have been falling since last 5 years and getting bald and it looks pathetic .please help!
For Hairfall eat healthy and nutritious diet rich in protein ,vitamin, and minerals. Homeopathic treatment is very helpful for it. Arnica and jaborandi oil and other homoeopathic medicine helpful for prevent hairfall and grow new hair, if you take homoeopathic treatment you can get magical effect on your hair, patients satisfaction is very important for me, I have unique treatment for hairfall, if you want more better treatment and medicine. U can take online consultation.
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Thyroid Problems And Its Homeopathic Treatments!

Diploma in Emergency Medicine, MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Thyroid Problems And Its Homeopathic Treatments!

It is extremely remarkable to note how homeopathic treatments have gained immense acceptance and recognition in the field of modern-day treatment procedures, offering the most effective and safe medication options. A number of thyroid problems can, in fact, be alleviated with the help of homeopathic remedies, also saving you the trouble of encountering unwanted and unforeseen side effects of the normal prescription drugs. The most common problems pertaining to the thyroid gland are possibly hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Both the conditions can be cured with utmost efficacy when the right drugs are prescribed.

Hypothyroidism And Homeopathy

Hypothyroidism is the medical condition wherein the thyroid gland underperforms and produces insufficient amount of hormones required for the normal functioning of the body. The most effective homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are:

  1. Nux Vomica: This remedy is usually recommended to those patients who suffer from extreme temperament and ones who feel chilly often without any particular reason. Obstinate constipation in the patients is also curbed by this medicine. Women with prolonged periods are also prescribed Nux Vomica to decrease the incidence of period related problems.
  2. Lycopodium Clavatum: Patients of hypothyroidism who complain of gastric troubles are the ones who usually opt for Lycopodium Clavatum. Excessive hair fall as a result of hypothyroidism can also be cured with it.
  3. Calcera Carbonica: It is usually ranked as the best medicine for treating hypothyroidism, especially in patients who suffer from cold feet, extreme fatigue, and bowel problems.

Hyperthyroidism And Homeopathy

A condition wherein the thyroid gland tends to be overactive and produces more than the requisite level of hormones is usually referred to as a classic case of hyperthyroidism. Homeopathic treatments for this abnormality aim at treating the root causes to achieve best results:

  1. Lachesis Mutus: Hyperthyroidism patients who persistently complain of rising body heat are prescribed this. It also lessens the problems of fatigue and queasiness.
  2. Iodium: Patients who lose their weight quickly despite maintaining a healthy diet are prescribed doses of Iodium. Anxiousness and fatigue are also cured along with other problems.
  3. Conium Maculatum: Patients who suffer from acute depression and refuse to participate in day-to-day activities are generally given this. Trembling and profuse perspiration are treated effectively with the help of Conium Maculatum.
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Hair Transplant - All You Should Know About It?

MBBS, MS- Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Hair Transplant - All You Should Know About It?

As the name suggests, hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair follicles are moved from one body part, the donor site, to a balding part of the body, the recipient site. Male pattern baldness can be primarily treated using this technique. Hair transplantation procedures can be used for restoration of a bald scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, chest hair, pubic hair, beard hair, and to fill in surgery or accident scars etc.

Procedures of Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation is very different from hair grafting. Modern hair transplantation methods can be used to achieve the natural hair appearance because the original hair orientation can be mimicked. The various procedures involved in hair transplant procedures are-

Pre operative planning: The scalp or the target area of the patient is analysed. Pre-operative folliscopy is carried out to determine the hair density which helps to assess the post-operative results of the transplant. Patients are advised to refrain from taking any sort of medicine prior to the procedure as it might result in intra-operative bleeding thereby causing poor grafting. Patients are also asked to avoid alcohol and smoking because they can have a negative impact on the survival of the grafts.

Harvesting: The procedure for transplant is usually performed undermild sedation of local anaesthesia. The scalp is shampooed thoroughly and then treated with antibacterial agents before the donor scalp is harvested. There are various different hair harvesting techniques, each having its advantages and disadvantages. There are two major ways of extracting donor grafts-

  1. Strip harvesting- This is usually the most common technique, where the surgeon removes a strip of the skin from the back of the scalp where the hair growth is good. This leaves a thin scar on the donor area. This strip is then grafted to the required balding area of the scalp.
  2. Follicular unit extraction (FUE)- In this kind of harvesting, individual follicular units consisting of a group of 1 to 4 hairs are removed under local anaesthesia. This is a fairly lengthy procedure but gives natural-looking results.
  3. Follicular unit transplant- This is the traditional method for hair transplantation in which a strip of hair is extracted and the strip is then dissected in order to separate individual grafts.
  4. Robotic hair restoration- A robotic hair restoration device is used which utilizes cameras and robotic arms to assist the surgeon in the FUE procedure.

Types of Surgeries
Hair transplant surgery can be of many types including

  • Androgenic alopecia- treating permanent hair loss
  • Eyebrow transplant
  • Frontal lowering of hair- natural high hairlines without any hair loss condition.

In case donor hair numbers are insufficient, body hair transplant can also be used. However, it is very important to assess the natural difference in colour and texture between the body hair and scalp hair.

7 people found this helpful

Love Your Hair - Don't Ignore That Fall!

MD(hom), BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Love Your Hair - Don't Ignore That Fall!

Although natural hair is versatile and can be twisted, curled, coiled and braided into many different styles, any excessive manipulation can result in a damage to the hair. Aside from the typical hair damage that’s caused by over manipulation, damages to the hair often fall under four major categories. Knowing the type of hair damage that you have will help you to better manage your hair and prevent future hair woes.

Physical Damage: This is the most common type of hair damage. Physical hair damages are man-made hairstyles and manipulations that compromises the strength of the hair. Although ponytails and buns are quick and easy to do, when done too often and too tight, they can cause a strain on the edges of the hair which can result in a receding hairline. Another example of physical damage are braids that are too tight and heavy. Particularly braided hairstyles that are left in for too long and that were not well taken care of during the time they were in the hair. So even though you left your hair alone for a period of 12 weeks, the consequences on the health of your hair might be greater than when it was left loose and conditioned on a regular basis. Another way that the hair gets physically damaged is during detangling and styling. Excessive detangling can result in split ends and eventually, breakage. Therefore, the less you detangle your hair, the more likely it will remain healthy and the less split ends and hair damage you’ll have.
 

Chemical Damage: One of the reasons is the heat damage that they experienced from straightening their hair. Women with natural hair still undergo chemical treatments every once in a while to help improve the appearance or to change up their hairstyle. Chemical treatments such as bleaching, highlights, and coloring can have serious consequences on the health of the hair if they're not done properly. This is because chemical treatments change the chemical and physical structure of the hair. Also, products with ingredients that dry out the hair can cause excessive tangles and frizziness. This can leave the hair looking dull, dry and feeling brittle. Another culprit of chemical hair damage is heat damage. Heat appliances such as flat irons and blow-dryers removes moisture from the surface of the hair cuticles, resulting in brittle dry hair which now becomes vulnerable to breakage.
 

Environmental Damage: The condition of the environment that you live in can also help to contribute to the overall health of your hair. Regions with hard water can affect the look, feel and shine of the hair. This is because hard water leaves mineral deposits on the hair which builds up overtime and eventually affects moisture intake into the hair. Therefore, the hair will end up feeling dry, with lots of frizz and tangles. Environmental factors, such as strong sun, wind, cold air, temperature variations and changes in air humidity can also damage the hair. The static and dry winter air can contribute to moisture loss, leaving the hair dry. Also, the constant change from the cold outdoor air to the warm indoor air can cause the cuticle layers of the hair to loose moisture quickly to the atmosphere. Strong winds can also cause your hair to form more tangles, which can be difficult to detangle later on. The hot sun in the summertime can also affect the health of the cuticle layers of the hair. Environmental effects on the hair cannot be avoided, but they can be better managed by the way you adjust your hair regimen to fit the circumstances in your environment.
 

Nutritional Damage: Although hair is a dead matter, the follicles which the hair grows out of is a living organism which must be well-nourished. Therefore, proper nutrition is needed for the blood veins that carries nutrients to the individual hair follicles. When the body isn’t receiving adequate nutrients, it re-prioritizes the distribution of the nutrients that it receives. This means that vital organs that control life and death will be attended to first, while the least important organs such as the hair follicles will be tended to last. As a result, the condition of the hair health will be compromised. This is why any nutritional deficiency typically shows first in the hair. Also, the growth and appearance of the hair is also affected when a person is under stress, on medication or in a serious health condition. Hair damages that occur as a result of health problems can only be resolved after the body has returned to its healthy state through the use of medication n diet to correct nutritional deficiency. Nutritional deficiency can include low iron levels, low vitamin D levels, low b12 levels, low thyroid hormones and so on.

Although hair damages occur in a variety of ways, the most effective way to keep the hair healthy is by minimizing damages that are in your control, i.e physical and chemical damages. What do you need to make your hair strong?

Take care of these 4 factors always and your hair will always be healthy and shiny

  1. Protein 
  2. Moisture 
  3. Low manipulation.
  4. Scalp health 

Those four things seem simple enough, they all add to the overall strength of your hair, and all will lead to maximum length retention over time. Once the hair fall starts it's always advisable to have one single visit to the doctor for an assessment of the health of hair and general well-being. 

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Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair Permanently!

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair Permanently!

There is no need to walk around embarrassingly with unwanted lip and chin hair, or to endure your sweaty hairy underarms. There is also no need to painfully and repeatedly wax, thread and pluck your hair lifelong. Permanent laser hair reduction provides a painless solution to these annoying problems. Lasers use focused beams of light which specifically target and destroy hair roots without harming the skin or any other tissues.

Hair can easily and permanently be removed from any part of the body, but most females opt for removal of unwanted hair from the lip, chin, underarms, bikini line, arms and legs . Many males like a clean hairless chest and also a clean back and permanent hair removal with lasers provides them with a fast and safe option.

How do lasers work?

A theory formulated by a number of doctors at the famous Harvard Medical School, called Selective Photo-thermolysis (SPTL) is applied for hair reduction. A variety of parameters like hair thickness, depth of hair roots and skin colour, etc. are considered for calculating the appropriate wavelength and pulse duration of light which will specifically match the targeted hair roots. This laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles, thus destroying the hair roots. No regrowth of hair is expected once the hair roots are completely gone.

Benefits of laser hair removal

  1. Permanent: Unlike shaving, waxing, plucking or threading where you repeat the process lifelong, laser hair removal requires only about 4-6 monthly sessions and then you are set for life.
  2. Precision: Laser can precisely pinpoint the selective dark and coarse hair without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues. Speed: Within a fraction of a second, the pulsed light of a laser can simultaneously treat many hair follicles. It can treat small areas such as the upper lip within a minute, whereas it can take about 1/2 hour to treat the back or the legs.
  3. Effectiveness: The unwanted hair follicles are removed permanently during sessions at intervals of three to seven weeks.

How to prepare for it? 

Lasers should generally be performed under supervision of qualified dermatologists who also have additional specialised qualifications and understanding of laser physics. It is always best to meticulously check the track record of the doctor and the technicians performing these procedures. Six weeks prior to the laser hair reduction procedure, you need to stop waxing, plucking and electrolysis. Avoid a tan six weeks prior to treatment since it is difficult for laser light to pass through pigmented skin.

Expected treatment

Prior to the treatment, the targeted hairs will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the surface of your skin. Your dermatologist will adjust the laser parameters using the onboard computer to exactly match the targeted hair roots. For protecting the outer layers of your skin, a cold gel is applied. Painless pulses of light are then applied to the target areas till the complete desired area is treated. For the chin or underarms, this requires just a couple of minutes. You may feel a bit of warmth when light touches your skin but this is not uncomfortable. Ice packs are applied after the procedure to sooth your skin. The next session is taken up normally after two to four weeks.

Potential side effects

  1. Irritation of skin associated with redness, swelling or discomfort, which subside within a few hours of the treatment.
  2. Temporary pigmentary changes may be observed, such as darkening or lightening.
  3. Underlying hormonal issues can be a cause for unsatisfactory improvement and this should be checked by your gynaecologist or endocrinologist.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Health Benefits Of Bitter Gourd (Kerala)

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Health Benefits Of Bitter Gourd (Kerala)

Bitter gourd juice contains a train of important nutrients ranging from iron, magnesium and vitamin to potassium and vitamin C. An excellent source of dietary fiber, it also contains twice the calcium of spinach, beta-carotene of broccoli, and the potassium of a banana. to reduce the bitterness of the drink iadd some honey or jaggery to it or pair it with sweet fruits like apple or pears. You can even add lemon juice to lessen the harsh taste of bitter melon juice. A pinch of black pepper and ginger can also decrease the tartness.

  1. Karela Helps in Maintaining Blood Sugar Levels-Bitter gourd contains an insulin-like compound called Polypeptide-p or p-insulin which has been shown to control diabetes naturally. if you  consume bitter melon juice daily , consult a doctor before doing so.

2. Karela Lowers Bad Cholesterol Levels-“Bitter gourd juice is anti-inflammatory and also helps in lowering the bad cholesterol levels in the body. Thereby, it significantly reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.” It also maintains the blood pressure of the body as it is rich in potassium, which absorbs excessive sodium in the body. It is rich in iron and folic acid which are known to decrease the risk of stroke and keep your heart healthy.

3.Karela is Good for Glowing Skin and Lustrous Hair-It is powerful anti-oxidants along with vitamin A and C which prevent premature skin ageing and diminishes wrinkles. Furthermore, it reduces acne, aids in treating eczema and psoriasis, as well as protects the skin from the harmful UV rays.The nutrients vitamin A, vitamin C, Biotin and Zinc impart shine and lustre to your hair . Applying bitter gourd juice regularly to your scalp can decrease hair loss and greying of hair, treat split-ends and rough hair, shrug off dandruff, and combat itchiness. You can apply bitter gourd juice directly to stop hair fall or mix it with some curd and massage on your scalp and hair for conditioning.

4. Karela Cures Hangovers and Cleanses the Liver-Bitter gourd juice swiftly wipes out alcoholic intoxication settled in your liver.

5. Karela Helps in Weight Loss-Bitter gourd is low in calories, fat and carbohydrates. It keeps you full for longer and hence, it can easily fit in your weight loss plan.

6. Karela Boosts Your Immune System-Bitter gourd fights viruses and bacteria and strengthens your immunity. It prevents allergies and indigestion. The antioxidants work as powerful defense mechanisms against illness and also help fight free-radical damage .

7. Good  for Eyes-it helps in preventing vision-related problems such as cataract since it has compounds like beta-carotene.

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