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Regrow 2% Solution

Manufacturer: West Coast Pharma Works
Medicine composition: Minoxidil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Regrow 2% Solution is used in the treatment of hair growth and male pattern baldness. Regrow 2% Solution has no effect in receding hairline and baldness at the front part of the scalp. About 2 percent of Regrow 2% Solution is used in women who have thinning hair. Regrow 2% Solution needs to be applied topically on the skin. It falls under a category of drugs known as vasodilators.

On using Regrow 2% Solution you may experience certain side effects. These are skin rash, itchiness, acne, redness of the skin, a burning sensation on the scalp, facial hair growth and a sudden increase in hair loss. Certain rare reactions that may occur in case too much of Regrow 2% Solution is absorbed into the body are problems with eyesight, chest pain, fainting, dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, lightheadedness, rapid weight gain and swelling.

Before using this Regrow 2% Solution you should notify your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to Regrow 2% Solution or any other drugs, foods or substances.
  • Are taking any prescriptive or non-prescriptive 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. Regrow 2% Solution may bring about skin sensitivity.
  • You have heart, kidney, liver or any scalp related diseases.

Regrow 2% Solution is sold as both a prescriptive or non-prescriptive medicine for the treatment of alopecia. It comes in a 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. In certain cases, it can take up to one year as well. In case your side effects persist or worsen over time contact your health care provider right away.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

Regrow 2% Solution is used to treat an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
Regrow 2% Solution is used to prevent hair loss in males.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Regrow 2% Solution.
Not recommended in patients with condition Pheochromocytoma.
In addition to its intended effect, Regrow 2% Solution 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.
Irregular heartbeat Major Common
Weight gain Major Common
Chest pain Major Less Common
Shortness of breath Major Less Common
Redness of skin Moderate Common
Swelling of feet or lower legs Moderate Common
Tingling of hands and feet Moderate Less Common
Eye irritation Moderate Less Common
Increase hair growth on face, arms and back Minor Common
Breast tenderness Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Less Common
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 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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Regrow 2% Solution , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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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.
United States
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 Disease
Information not available.
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 Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Alprazolam Moderate
These 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.
Corticosteroids like cortisone, dexamethasone, and prednisolone may reduce the effect of Regrow 2% Solution. 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.
These 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.
Regrow 2% Solution 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)
What are you using Regrow 2% Solution for?
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Weight gain
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Popular Questions & Answers

I wanted to ask as there are a lot of methods of hair regrow out there. And my doctor is suggesting to undergo HAIR PRP therapy! I wanted to know is it effective? And should I oil my hair?

General Physician, Mumbai
I wanted to ask as there are a lot of methods of hair regrow out there. And my doctor is suggesting to undergo HAIR P...
I will suggest you to wash your hair daily with sunsilk shampoo and apply parachute hair oil daily and follow up after a month

Hi. I am 20 years old and suffering from Hair Loss Problem, I lost my front side hairs where now circles are visible from front side hairs, why this happened with me before the old age? Please let me know some good kind of Shampoo or medicine which will help me to regrow my lost Hairs. Thanks.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
Hi. I am 20 years old and suffering from Hair Loss Problem, I lost my front side hairs where now circles are visible ...
HELLO, CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO Danfree shampoo Vatika Herbal shampoo HAIR SUPPLEMENTS Cap. H-Vita. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. You Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead. GOD BLESS YOU.
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Mera pair me corn hai jaha per corn hai vaha skin dry hogi h aur skin hard bhi hai after foot corn. Cap treatment. Ab me duofilm use Kr rahi hu skin par kya us se thik Hojayega?

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Mera pair me corn hai jaha per corn hai vaha skin dry hogi h aur skin hard bhi hai after foot corn. Cap treatment. Ab...
Deep seated corns need to be removed surgically from below its nucleus, lest it may regrow. Application of caps may soften it for some depth but may not be totally effective and takes very long to get cleared. Edit Answer

Hello Doc, I'm facing a problem of diffuse hair loss and hair thinning since 2015. I was using levon hair gain but I came to release thar it's not working but after that in 2016 I visited a dermatologist and he prescribed me himalaya hair loss cream, hairless and keraglo tabs, trigaine shampoo and patanjali oil. The good thing is that the shampoo is really nice and it works really good in countering the hair thinning and hair fall problem. Secondly himalaya hair loss cream works very well in making the hairs stronger and thicker. I stopped taking those tablets because it doesn't suits me and my routine. I also took 6-7 stem cell therapy but it didn't worked in regrowing my lost hairs. I also took 2 PRP treatments which did worked to some extent in regrowing hardly 10% of lost hairs. After that I stopped PRP because it was very costly and started doing balayam yoga to regrow my hairs. In order to counter my stress I started doing meditations and other yogas daily. The yogas also didn't worked in regrowing my hairs. I use to massage my scalp daily 3-4 times for proper blood circulation. Every alternate day I used to oil my scalp. It's not also working in regrowing my hairs back. My current hairs are really thick and only fall 15-30 strands per day. The only problem is only that my hairs that are in resting phase are not growing back. I don't wanna use minoxidil at all because of it's adverse side effects. Please tell me what to do now?

Homeopath, Hooghly
Hello Doc, I'm facing a problem of diffuse hair loss and hair thinning since 2015. I was using levon hair gain but I ...
First of all change ur shampoo into a baby shampoo,,apply alovera gel extract,,apply hot oil massage with olive oil and coconut oil,,apply natural henna powder dipped in liquor of tea overnight next-day add whole egg,,curd,,10 ml coconut oil,,few drops of lemon juice,,apply it on scalp,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment,,this will work definitely

Hi docs, my hairs started falling and I can see my scalp easily so I started using minoxyf lotion and medicine like fasteriod but now my hairs started falling in more quantity im 23 years boy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Surat
Hi docs, my hairs started falling and I can see my scalp easily so I started using minoxyf lotion and medicine like f...
•Minoxidil was actually developed as an oral drug for high blood pressure, but patients using Minoxidil were experiencing a side effect of hair growth. •The company developing Minoxidil found a great way to make money from the side effects and they started marketing minoxidil as a treatment male pattern baldness. •The perfect pharmacological mechanism of how Minoxidil regrows hair is really unknown. •The hair growth with the use of Minoxidil will betemporary. Hair growth disappears if the use is discontinued. With the long term use of minoxidil ,you will get thin hair tellogen hair which will never convert into your natural thick hair. •Minoxidil also has a lot of adverse reactions like irritation, Itching, dryness and redness and burning on the scalp.

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Dermabrasion - Why Go For It?

Dermatologist, Nagpur
Dermabrasion - Why Go For It?

Dermabrasion is a procedure where a brush made up of wire or a roughly edged diamond wheel is used on the skin to remove the upper layer from the skin. The rotation of the brush causes the upper layer of the skin to come off and may cause bleeding. The skin that comes off is replaced with new skin.

Why is it done?

  1. The procedure may be used to treat various surgical scars.
  2. Usually this procedure is used to get rid of acne scars.
  3. The procedure is used to treat various superficial growths that occur on the skin such as small cysts.
  4. It may also be used to treat wrinkles around the mouth.

The area where the procedure is carried out is marked and then cleaned properly. Local anesthesia is used to numb the skin followed by an application of ice pack for about half an hour. If the preceding procedures do not harden the skin enough, then a freezing spray may be used to firm up the skin. Gauze may be used to restrict the bleeding which results from the procedure. The area is then cleaned and ointment is applied.

The depth and size of the procedure determines, how much time the recovery process will take. For example, a small patch of skin will take little time to heal compared to a full face dermabrasion. It usually takes 6 to 7 days for the skin to regrow, which is pink in color. The color tends to fade away in 2 to 3 months. Usually, patients do not suffer from pain, but if you do have some pain then you can take pain relievers. Corticosteroids may be used to treat swellings, if any.

You need to follow certain precautionary measures after the surgery:

  1. Regular cleaning of the skin to avoid various infections of the skin.
  2. Regular changing of the dressing and the ointment to speed up the healing process.
  3. Sun exposure needs to be avoided as the new skin is prone to damage. You may use sunscreen to protect yourself from sun rays.

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

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Lasers In Dentistry! What Do I Need To Know?

BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
Lasers In Dentistry! What Do I Need To Know?

When one hears the word lasers, the first thing that comes to mind is Star Wars. If only dentistry was as exciting as Star Wars! So now that we all agree on that, let’s see how lasers are changing dentistry and what we have to look forward to in the future. It’s actually some pretty cool stuff, even if you would probably rather be watching Star Wars.

There are several different types of lasers currently in use in dental clinics today.

Soft Tissue Lasers (Diode):

This is the typical laser you’ll see in a general dental clinic and is also the least expensive costing 1-4 lakh INR. It is only used for cutting soft tissue (ex. gum tissue). This type of laser doesn’t actually use the laser tip to cut tissue. It has a glass fiber than transmits the laser pulse which is charred and then heated up by the laser pulses. It is this heated glass tip that actually does the cutting. It isn’t as efficient in cutting tissue as say a scalpel would be but it makes up for that in the fact that there is little to no bleeding afterwards and the tissue heals beautifully. There are a couple of good applications for this type of laser:

  • Frenectomies (for example with tongue ties or a frenum between your top front teeth that contributes to the teeth wanting to spread apart)
  • Removing a small amount of gum tissue around a tooth before taking an impression for a crown
  • Stopping bleeding
  • Reduction in symptoms for cold sores and ulcers
  • Crown lengthening procedures for exposing tooth structure for crowns
  • Teeth Whitening procedures

Combined Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers (Carbon Dioxide, Neodymium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet aka Nd: YAG, and Er:YAG):

These types of lasers are the more cutting edge side of lasers in dentistry. They have the ability to cut both hard and soft tissue as well as some restorative materials. They can cut teeth, bone, and tissue. Each type has a slightly different application and usefulness. These lasers are also currently very expensive costing upwards of 35 lakh INR in some cases. This has limited their adoption significantly. One of the biggest benefits to these types of lasers is that the amount of anesthetic needed to numb a tooth is much more limited and in some cases not needed at all due to laser pulses effects on the nerve. Some current procedures that are performed with these types of lasers include:

  • Frenectomies – as explained above
  • Gingivectomies  – Excess gum tissue is removed for a better esthetic look
  • Laser assisted new attachment protocol (LANAP) – Periodontist’s often perform this procedure in which the laser is used to clean the pockets around teeth and in many cases it can help to regrow bone around teeth, which was previously impossible
  • Biopsies – Suspicious areas can be easily removed with a laser for evaluation by a pathologist.
  • Crown lengthening surgery – Bone is removed around a tooth to allow more space for a crown to be fitted to a tooth.
  • Preparation of teeth for cavities – These lasers can be used to remove decay and prepare teeth for fillings. It actually cuts the decayed area more readily due to the increased water content of those areas. It can’t cut amalgam or porcelain but does cut tooth structure and composite filling material.

As you must have gauged by now, the lasers find a versatile use in the realm of dentistry. They truly adhere to the "No Cut, No Stitch, No Blood" protocol, thus alleviating the fear of the patient. Next time you visit your dentist, just sneak around and ask for the lasers, if any and their utilities in dentistry. Good and upcoming dental clinics keep their technological standards at par with the international community by incorporating dental lasers in their practices. Give it a shot, at least once!

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Contemplating Adenoid Surgery - Go For Homeopathy Treatment!

BHMS, ND, Reiki Level 2
Homeopath, Noida
Contemplating Adenoid Surgery - Go For Homeopathy Treatment!

Adenoids refer to the mass of lymphatic tissue situated at the intersection of the back of the nose and throat. They are a part of the body's immune system and play a noteworthy part in battling infections in kids. Adenoids fight off the microbes and infection that enter the body through the nose. They typically occur in children of five to seven years of age and from that point, they begin to decrease. They vanish when the child gets older. This is the physiological development and relapse of the adenoids. However, permanent adenoids are an issue in view of a number of annoying symptoms they show in a child. The major among these are breathing through the mouth and wheezing because of nasal blockage.

Homeopathic medicines are a very safe option than surgery in kids with extended adenoids. It has been noted that adenoids, when surgically removed, tend to regrow. Homeopathic medicines focus on strengthening the child’s immune system. The cures are as follows:

  1. Baryta Carb: Baryta Carb is one of the top recorded homeopathic medications for swollen adenoids. It is likewise the medicine to endorse where both tonsils and adenoids are broadened. The child feels sensitive to ice in extremes. The tiniest exposure to icy air causes cough. Cough also shows up at the slightest change in climate. Sneezing and thick yellow nasal release may be seen. Pain in the throat increases on gulping.
  2. Calcarea Carb: Calcarea Carb is another brilliant homeopathic medicine for amplified adenoids with the tendency to get infected. Calcarea Carb will be recommended where the youngster is exceptionally helpless to cold and falls sick after each such introduction. This weak immune system for diseases brings about broadened adenoids or tonsils.
  3. Agraphis Nutans and Merc Sol: Agraphis Nutans and Merc Sol are extremely helpful homeopathic medicines for treating ear grumblings because of expanded adenoids. Agraphis Nutans is the best treatment for deafness because of expanded adenoids. Homeopathic prescription Merc Sol is highly used in case of an ear infection connected with swollen adenoids.
  4. Kali Sulphuricum: Kali Sulphuricum is among one of the top recorded homeopathic solutions for adenoids that regrow after surgery. The symptoms controlling utilisation of Kali Sulphuricum are a blocked nose, mouth breathing and wheezing. Yellow coloured nasal release is also common.
  5. Ammonium Carb and Sambucus Nigra: Ammonium Carb and Sambucus Nigra are incredibly helpful homeopathic medicines for developed adenoids. A youngster that needs these drugs will have an increased nasal blockage. The nasal hindrance is most set apart around evening time. Breathing through the mouth because of a blocked nose is also very common. Ammonium Carb is likewise used for a seeping nose, particularly in the morning.

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

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How Ayurvda Helps Manage Hair Loss?

MD-Ayurveda,Kayachikitsa(Ayurvedic physician), BAMS, MD
Ayurveda, Jammu
How Ayurvda Helps Manage Hair Loss?

More and more people are turning towards Ayurveda for their hair loss problem. Hair loss can be embarrassing and hamper one's self-esteem and confidence. When treated early hair loss can be reduced and even stopped completely.

Ayurvedic consideration:

Ayurveda believes that hair fall control is very much associated to the body type and also the stability of your mind body structure. Ayurveda considers the hair as a byproduct for bone formation. The tissues, which are responsible for formation of bones are also responsible for your hair growth. Hair fall is considered to be a problem of pitta dosha in Ayurveda and excess of Pitta dosha in the body is the chief cause of hair problems. Ayurvedic hair loss treatment measures are known for their effectiveness. Usually the Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss includes diet, meditation, yoga, and yes, we cannot forget medicated herbal oil massage. 

Ayurvedic Dietary Recommendations for Hair Loss Treatment:

As hair fall is considered a problem of pitta dosha, you need to identify the bad eating habits that are contributing to the increase of pitta in your body.

Pitta is increased by excessive intake of tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking. Pitta is also aggravated by eating too much fried, oily, greasy, spicy, sour, and acidic foods.

Ayurvedic Herbs recommended for Hair Loss Treatment:

  1. Bhringaraj: It is known as king of the hair, promotes hair growth on the head and effectively stops and reverses balding and premature graying. It helps to calm the mind promoting sound sleep. Bhringaraj (Eclipta prostrata) is taken internally and used externally as Bhringraj oil and is an excellent rejuvenator.

  2. Brahmi: This hair pack is available in most Indian grocery stores and used with curd is an excellent hair pack.

  3. Amla: Indian gooseberry is packed with Vitamin C and thus loaded with antioxidants. In powdered form it can be mixed with henna, brahmi powders along with curd to make a great hair pack.

  4. Neem: This is a natural remedy against dandruff and lice and also has blood purifying abilities. Use in powdered form with coconut oil or curd to massage scalp.

  5. Ritha: These are natural soap nuts that are used for cleaning hair without stripping off the natural oils. Use in powdered form to massage scalp and wash off thoroughly.

  6. Ashwagandha: Weak immune system is one of the factors for hair loss. Ashwagandha makes you feel energized and healthier. It stops stress, increases vigor and helps regrow lost hair.

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PRP Treatment For Hair Loss

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Dehradun
PRP Treatment For Hair Loss

Hair loss is a prime concern for many men and women these days – whether it is genetic, due to stress, bad haircare or any medical condition. But with advances in the field and adequate research, various new techniques have cropped up in the market which can combat the condition with ease. Platelet-rich plasma or prp, is showing impressive results in reversing hair loss. 
Prp is a non-surgical therapeutic hair restoration option. It is suitable for both men and women. It is a state-of-the-art, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood. 

Prp has been in use in the medical field for two deprp has been in use in the medical field for two decades, and offers some promising potential for stimulating hair growth. However, no definitive studies yet exist that confirms its efficacy.

Advantages of prp therapy-
Prp can be helpful in:

  • Slowing the rate of hair loss
  • Regrowing thinning hair to be thicker and full
  • Boosting the health and condition of the scalp
  • Stimulating collagen levels
  • Preparing the scalp for hair transplantation
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