This medicinal product contains a substance that stimulates the hair growth and slows down the hair loss. Minoxidil is a vasodilator and is orally used for the treatment of hypertension.
Alopexy 2% cutaneous solution is indicated for excessive hair loss (androgenic alopecia) with adult men and women.
Follow these instructions carefully unless your doctor has given you different advice. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist by hesitation.
Apply twice daily, in the morning and evening, 1ml solution to the balding scalp, starting with the center of the area to be treated. Regardless of the size of the area to be treated, the total daily dose is no more than 2 ml. Lubricate the product with fingertips over the area to be treated. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying the solution. Apply the product only when the hair and scalp are completely dry.
The active substance is minoxidil (2%).
Other ingredients are: gamma-cyclodextrin, propylene glycol, 96% ethanol, purified water.
Like all medicines, Alopexy 2 % can have side effects.
- Possible side effects include local irritation associated with exfoliation (removal of dead skin), itching, redness of the skin, dry skin (especially by the presence of alcohol), hypertrichosis (abnormal growth of body hair in places where no product was applied ), burning
- Less common side effects are allergic reactions (rhinitis, local or generalized skin rash, generalized redness, swelling of the face), vertigo, tingling, headache, weakness, edema, taste changes, ear infections, visual disturbances, eye irritation, neuritis (inflammation of nerves)
- In some rare cases, the following events have occurred: decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate, loss of hair especially at the beginning of the treatment, chest pain, altered liver function.
In all these cases, you should discontinue the treatment and tell your doctor. In case you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, or severely side effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and lactation: Avoid!
Driving: not studied.
Do not use Alopexy 2%
- If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to minoxidil or any of the other ingredients of the solution.