«Minoxidil" is produced in the form of a solution for topical application in the form of tablets.External solution for men and women is prescribed for androgenetic alopecia (hair loss) for the recovery and stabilization of the scalp hair loss.Pills "Minoxidil" is used in severe hypertension resistant to combined treatment with other antihypertensive drugs.
to treat baldness, apply to dry scalp 1 ml 2 times a day and rub gently, starting from the center of the affected area.Usually, hair growth begins after 4 months of regular use of the solution.After the cancellation means new hair growth stops, the recovered hair can start to fall out in 3-4 months.
for the treatment of severe hypertension pills drug is taken orally.Usually children over 12 years of age and ad
ults "Minoxidil" is prescribed in the initial amount of 5 mg daily (1-2 times a day).If necessary, it increases (gradually - every 2-3 days) to the achievement of the desired effect.The average maintenance dose is 10-40 mg, the maximum - 100 mg.Children under 12 years initial daily dose is calculated on the basis of 0.2 mg per 1 kg of body weight.Average daily therapeutic dose is 0.2 mg per 1 kg of the maximum - 50 mg per 1 kg of body weight.
«Minoxidil" may cause the following side effects: headache, dizziness, blurred vision (including reducing its severity).There may be an arrhythmia, tachycardia, heart failure, decreased blood pressure, angina, thrombocytopenia, pericardial effusion, leukopenia, a delay in the body of water and sodium, shortness of breath, decreased libido.
part of the skin solution can cause thinning of the hair, enhance their pigmentation, peeling and dryness of the scalp, eczema, burning sensation of the scalp, dermatitis, increased alopecia, folliculitis (soreness or tenderness at the roots of the hair), erythema, allergic reaction (facial swelling, rash, rhinitis, urticaria), unwanted hair growth on the face and body.
external solution "Minoxidil" is contraindicated in dermatosis of the scalp, violation of the integrity of the skin, during pregnancy and lactation.The tablets of the drug can not be used in pheochromocytoma, mitral stenosis, secondary pulmonary hypertension, during pregnancy and lactation in case of hypersensitivity to the components.