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Minotress 5% Lotion

Manufacturer :  Prism Lifescience
Medicine Composition :  Minoxidil
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor required

About Minotress 5% Lotion

Minotress 5% Lotion is primarily used in the treatment of hair growth and male pattern baldness. It doesn't affect receding hairline and baldness at the front part of the scalp.

About 2 percent of this medication is used in women who have the problem with thinning hair. It needs to be applied topically on the skin. It falls under the category of drugs known as vasodilators.

Before using this Minotress 5% Lotion you should notify your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to it or any other drugs, foods or substances.
  • Are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • Are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding a baby.
  • Are involved in activities that cause extreme sunlight exposure. It may bring about skin sensitivity.
  • You have heart, kidney, liver or any scalp related diseases.

This medication is sold as both prescription or non-prescription medicine for the treatment of alopecia. It is also available in liquid form. Application entails you to apply it on your scalp twice a day.

You should apply it as much as it is prescribed by your doctor or as written on the label. Visible results will only start to show after at least four months of usage.

    What are the uses of Minotress 5% Lotion

    • Alopecia

    What are the contraindications of Minotress 5% Lotion ?

    What are the side effects of Minotress 5% Lotion ?

    • Irritation

    • Pruritus

    • Eczema

    • Rash

    • Erythema

    • Flushing

    • Abnormal Hair Growth On A Women Face And Body

    Key highlights of Minotress 5% Lotion

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1 to 5 days.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The effect of this medicine can be observed in 4 to 5 hours after topical application.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies were reported.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

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

    What are the substitutes for Minotress 5% Lotion ?

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

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • 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.

    How does this medication work?

    This medication works by stimulating hair growth by prolonging the anagen phase of the hair growth by promoting the survival of human dermal papillary cells (DPCs).

      FAQs about Minotress 5% Lotion

      • Ques : What is Minotress 5% Lotion?

        Ans : This medication is used in the treatment of hair growth and male pattern baldness.

      • Ques : How long do I need to use Minotress 5% Lotion before I see improvement in my condition?

        Ans : This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

      • Ques : At what frequency do I need to use Minotress 5% Lotion?

        Ans : This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

      • Ques : Should I use Minotress 5% Lotion empty stomach, before food or after food?

        Ans : It is a topical preparation and had nothing to do with food intake.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Minotress 5% Lotion?

        Ans : This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.


      • Minoxidil- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 10 December 2019]. Available from:

      • Minoxidil- DrugBank [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 10 December 2019]. Available from:

      • Regaine for Men Extra Strength- EMC [Internet] 2018 [Cited 10 December 2019]. Available from:

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      Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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