Minoxidil 5% is indicated for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss) on the top of the scalp (vertex) and alopecia aerata.
Minoxidil 50 mg/ml
Ages 18 to 65 Years
Use minoxidil 5% only as directed. Hair and scalp should be thoroughly dry prior to topical application of minoxidil 5%.
A dose of 1 ml minoxidil 5% (50 mg minoxidil) should be applied twice per day to the scalp, beginning at the center of the affected area. The total daily dose should not exceed 2 ml, unless otherwise directed by physician. This dose should be used regardless of the size of the affected area.
Press the spray once and spread the solution with fingertips to cover all the bald area. Repeat a further 9 times to apply a dose of 1 ml solution twice daily. If dropper is used, repeat a further 20 times to apply a dose of 1 ml solution twice daily. If brush is used, repeat a further 30 times to apply a dose of 1 ml solution twice daily. Do not sleep after application of minoxidil 5% until 30 minutes, to avoid rubbing it off onto bed linens.
Hands should be washed thoroughly after applying minoxidil 5%, in order to avoid accidental contact with mucous membranes and eyes.
If a dose is missed, minoxidil 5% should be applied as soon as remembered, if within a few hours of the time usually applied. Do not apply if it is almost time for the next dose. If a dose is missed, the amount used in the next regular dose should not be doubled.
Continuous treatment using minoxidil 5%, the onset of hair growth stimulation occurs approximately after 4 or more months of use and is various among patients.
Users should discontinue treatment if there is no improvement after one year.