The Brand Name PILOGRO Has Generic Salt :: Minoxidil
PILOGRO Is From Company Fulford Priced :: Rs. 156.00/380.00
PILOGRO have Minoxidil is comes under Sub class Trichological Drugs of Main Class Skin
Main Medicine Class:: Skin Sub Medicine Class :: Trichological Drugs
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Indications for Drugs ::
Male pattern baldness, Alopecia androgenetica
Drug Dose ::
Apply 1 ml solution to the scalp bid. 4 mth of treatment may be necessary. Hair and scalp should be thoroughly dry prior to topical application of Minoxidil. A dose of 1 ml Minoxidil cutaneous solution should be applied to the total affected areas of the scalp twice daily. The total dosage should not exceed 2 ml. If fingertips are used to facilitate drug application, hands should be washed afterwards. It should be used twice daily for four months or more before evidence of hair growth can be expected.
Drug Precautions ::
Before using Minoxidil, the user should determine that the scalp is normal and healthy. Patients with known cardiovascular disease or cardiac arrhythmia should contact a physician before using Minoxidil. Minoxidil contains alcohol, which will cause burning and irritation of the eye. In the event of accidental contact with sensitive surfaces (eye, abraded skin and mucous membranes) the area should be bathed with large amount of cool tap water.
Drug Side Effects ::
Minoxidil is well tolerated. However few side effects such as hypertrichosis (unwanted non-scalp hair including facial hair growth in women), local erythema, itching, dry skin/scalp flaking, and exacerbation of hair loss have been reported commonly.
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Drug Mode of Action ::
Minoxidil is an antihypertensive with direct vasodilating property. It reduces elevated BP accompanied by reflex tachycardia, increased cardiac output and elevated plasma renin. Applied topically, minoxidil stimulates hair growth secondary to vasodilation, increases cutaneous blood flow and stimulates resting hair follicles.
Drug Interactions ::
Antihypertensive effect may be enhanced by other hypotensive drugs. Topical: Absorption may be increased with corticosteroids, retinoids, occlusive ointment bases. Potentially Fatal: Severe orthostatic hypotension may occur with guanethidine.