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Mintop 10% Lotion

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Minoxidil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: February 04, 2020

Mintop lotion is used in the treatment of hair growth and male pattern baldness. This medication. This lotion needs to be applied topically on the skin. It falls under a category of drugs known as vasodilators.

Before using this lotion you should notify your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to this medication or any other drugs, foods or substances.
  • Are taking any prescription or nonprescription drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • Are pregnant, or are planning to conceive, or are breastfeeding.
  • Are involved in activities that cause extreme sunlight exposure. This lotion brings about skin sensitivity.
  • You have heart, kidney, liver or any scalp related diseases.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Alopecia

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Swelling Of Feet Or Lower Legs

  • Tingling Of Hands And Feet

  • Irritation

  • Flushing

  • Abnormal Hair Growth On A Women Face And Body

  • Pruritus

  • Eczema

  • Rash

  • Erythema

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1to 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.
  • Are there any 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.

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).

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 Medicine


    This medication interacts with Alprazolam, Corticosteroids, Guanethidine and others.

Ques: What is Mintop 10% Lotion?

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

Ques: How long do I need to use < 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 Mintop 10% Lotion?

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

Ques: Should I use Mintop 10% 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 Mintop 10% 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.
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