Radixil F 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. Thus when taken orally, it is also used as an antihypertensive and even prescribed to treat patients with high blood pressure.
Before using this Radixil F 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 both tablet and 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.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
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 after an oral dose and 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.
Missed Dose instructionsThe 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
This medication 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
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
AlprazolamThese 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.
CorticosteroidsCorticosteroids like cortisone, dexamethasone, and prednisolone may reduce the effect of this medication. 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.
GuanethidineThese 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.
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