Tugain Solution (Minoxidil)
What is Tugain Solution (Minoxidil) used for?
Tugain Solution (Minoxidil) is a topical solution used to prevent hair loss caused by male pattern baldness. It is a vasodilator that operates by relaxing blood vessels in the scalp to increase circulation and stimulate the hair follicles preventing further loss of hair. Prolonged use may also cause the growth of new hair. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Tugain Solution (Minoxidil)?
Tugain Solution (Minoxidil) should be used according to your physician's directions to ensure the best results. The solution is normally applied once each day, but your instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the hair before each use to remove any dirt or dry skin from the scalp. Apply the medication and gently massage it into the skin. It is recommended to allow the medicine to soak for several minutes prior to use to ensure it is absorbed. Thoroughly rinse the solution out of the hair while preventing it from contacting any mucous membranes such as the eyes, ears, or mouth. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Tugain Solution (Minoxidil)?
Some patients using Tugain Solution (Minoxidil) may experience side effects such as:
Immediately stop using the medication and contact your physician if you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms being especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduce application frequency or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Never apply Tugain Solution (Minoxidil) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the medication if you are a woman, an elderly man, or a male with hypertension, eczema, psoriasis, a shaved scalp, or no family history of hair loss. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tugain Solution (Minoxidil). 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.