What is Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride) used for?
Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride) is a topical medication used to treat or prevent hair loss. It contains a combination of a vasodilator and a medication that prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. The vasodilator dilates blood vessels in the scalp to increase hair follicle strength while the reduced conversion of dihydrotestosterone prevents hair loss as this hormone is associated with conditions such as male pattern baldness. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride)?
Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride) should always be used according to your physician's instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally administered once or twice each week. To apply the solution make sure the scalp is thoroughly clean and dry, part the hair in the areas that are thinning, and apply the medication directly to the scalp. Gently massage the medication into the skin and thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water afterward to ensure it does not contact any other areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. It is not suggested to use the solution on the same day any hair treatments, such as coloring, have been performed as this may lead to irritation. Always ask your physician any questions you have prior to using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride)?
Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride) is normally well tolerated, but may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe burning sensations, intense irritation or swelling of the scalp, dizziness, faintness, chest pain, increased heart rate, flushing, unusual swelling, or unwanted growth of facial hair. Always inform your physician immediately if any unusual symptoms occur to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more complications from occurring.
Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride) is only meant for external use and should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used by patients who have a shaved scalp, elderly, psoriasis or eczema of the scalp, hypertension, or who are using other topical medications on the scalp. Also inform your physician if you have an irregular heartbeat, heart disease, or other heart conditions as these conditions may cause unexpected complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Morr-F (Minoxidil/Finasteride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.