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Mintop 2% Lotion

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Minoxidil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

This medication is used in the treatment of hair growth and male pattern baldness. However, it has no effect in receding hairline and baldness at the front part of the scalp. The lotion needs to be applied topically on the skin. It falls under a category of drugs known as vasodilators.

Certain rare reactions that may occur in case too much of this drug is absorbed into the body. You should notify your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to any other drugs, foods or substances.
  • Are taking any prescriptive or non-prescriptive drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.
  • Are involved in activities that cause extreme sunlight exposure.
  • You have heart, kidney, liver or any scalp related diseases.

The most common use of this medication is:

  • Alopecia

Following are some of the common side effects that may occur:

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Swelling Of Feet Or Lower Legs

  • Tingling Of Hands And Feet

  • Increase Hair Growth On Face

  • Breast Tenderness

  • Headache

  • 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 1 hour.
  • 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 not recommended for breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Mintop 2% Lotion , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.

The drug is a vasodilator. 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 Disease


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
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About Mintop 2% Lotion
What are the uses of Mintop 2% Lotion
What are the contraindications of Mintop 2% Lotion ?
What are the side effects of Mintop 2% Lotion ?
Key highlights of Mintop 2% Lotion
What are the substitutes for Mintop 2% Lotion ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Mintop 2% Lotion ?