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MX F 5% 60ML SOLUTION

Mx f 5% 60ml Solution
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

MX F 5% 60ML solution is a combination medicine used to treat common hereditary hair loss and androgenetic hair loss in males (male-pattern baldness). It increases blood flow to hair follicles on your scalp and enhances new hair growth. This medicine is most effective for baldness or thinning at the top of the scalp and less effective for receding hairline. However, the uses of this solution mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which the medicine may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of MX F 5% 60ML solution are Finasteride (0.1% W/V) and Minoxidil (5% W/V)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Finasteride, a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, blocks the production of male hormone (dihydrotesterone, which stops hair growth), in hair follicles of the scalp, thereby preventing hair loss and reverse the balding process. Minoxidil is a vasodilator, that widens the blood vessels and increases the blood flow in your scalp. It helps to transport oxygen, blood, nutrients to hair follicles, thereby reducing hair cell death and promotes new hair growth.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using MX F 5% 60ML solution:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the solution
  • Untreated hypertension
  • Scalp abnormality (Psoriasis, sunburn)
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Caution:
  • Scalp irritation
  • Children (below 18 years)
  • Temporary shedding of hair
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of MX F 5% solution. It is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Burning, itching or prickling of the scalp
  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of lips and face
  • Redness of skin
  • Eye irritation
  • Headache
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Runny nose
  • Increase hair growth on arms, face and back
  • Dry skin
  • Breast tenderness in male
  • Breast enlargement
  • Ejaculation disorder
How to Use

How to Use

Apply MX F 5% solution as instructed by your doctor. Do not apply this solution in amounts larger or smaller than suggested by your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount prescribed.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose of this solution. If you do, apply it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and use it according to your normal schedule.
Apply the solution daily at the same time for 3-4 months or as advised by your doctor to see the hair growth. Do not shampoo your hair for 4 hours after using this solution or use a hairdryer to dry your hair. Avoid getting this solution in contact with open wounds, eyes, mouth and nose. This topic solution is recommended for use in men only.

Overdosage

Avoid applying the MX F 5% solution more than required. An overdose is extremely unlikely with this this medicine since it is only for external use. Internal consumption of medicine leads to harmful side effects. Consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reaction. Symptoms of over dose may include:

  • Headache
  • Fluid retention
  • Exaggerated hypotension
  • Allergic rashes
  • Leukopenia
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use MX F 5% solution on the advice of your medical practitioner. Complete avoidance of the solution may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this solution for renal patients, consult your doctor if you have renal problems and stay on the safe side.

Liver:

Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this solution for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have liver problems and stay on the safe side.

Pregnancy:

MX F 5% 60ML solution is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Lactation:

This medicine is unsafe for use by nursing mothers as there is a risk of side effects on the infant. It is not recommended for lactating women.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with MX F 5% solution is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after using the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

This solution does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this solution, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

Food:

There are no known food interactions with this solution.

Drug Interactions:

Alert your doctor if you are taking MX F 5% solution with other hypotensive drugs, guanethidine, alfuzosin, isosorbide dinitrate, sapropterin, mecamylamine, other topical medical preparations (corticosteroids, retinoids, occlusive ointment bases). Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Precautions
  • Do not use this solution post the expiry date
  • Avoid contact with eye, open wounds or mucous membranes
  • Do not use this medication for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.


Drug Composition information
What is Finasteride for:

This medication is a synthetic antiandrogen, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, and hair loss. It prevents testosterone conversion in to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.

How does Finasteride work:

Finasteride lowers prostate growth by lowering testosterone levels. It helps hair regrowth and slows hair loss.

How should Finasteride be used:

PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg orally once a day. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Finasteride :

Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. A fast growing prostate cancer may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Finasteride :

Finasteride must not be taken by children or women. - Alert your doctor if you ever had prostate cancer. - Do not donate blood while being treated with Finasteride.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A lump in the breast, breast soreness, or nipple discharge. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Finasteride with other medicines:

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Finasteride :

Store it at room temperature (30°C).

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Drugs for Bladder & Prostate Disorders , Other Dermatologicals


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the MX F 5% 60ML solution?

It is a combination medicine used to treat common hereditary hair loss and androgenetic hair loss in males (male-pattern baldness). This medicine is not recommended for use if the hair loss is due to any other cause and in women. It increases blood flow to hair follicles on your scalp and enhances new hair growth. This medicine is most effective for baldness or thinning at the top of the scalp and less effective for receding hairline.

Q2. What are the side effects of the MX F 5% 60ML solution?

The solution is well tolerated when used in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include burning, itching or prickling of the scalp, chills or cold sweats, skin rash, swelling of lips and face, redness of skin, eye irritation, headache, decreased interest in sexual intercourse, runny nose, increase hair growth on arms, face and back, dry skin, breast tenderness in male, breast enlargement, ejaculation disorder.

Q3. Should we use MX F 5% 60ML solution with food or without food?

Usage of the solution does not depend on food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while using the MX F 5% 60ML solution?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before using this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the solution, untreated hypertension, scalp abnormality (psoriasis, sunburn), phaeochromocytoma, pregnancy and lactation. Caution is advised among patients with following conditions, scalp irritation, children, temporary shedding of hair.

Q5. Does MX F 5% 60ML solution make you sleepy?

This solution does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this solution, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

Q6. Is MX F 5% 60ML solution harmful? What does an overdose of MX F 5% 60ML solution lead to?

Avoid applying the solution more than required. An overdose is extremely unlikely with this medicine since it is only for external use. Internal consumption of medicine leads to harmful side effects. Over dose of the medicine may lead to headache, fluid retention, exaggerated hypotension, allergic rashes, leukopenia.

Q7. Can I apply MX F 5% 60ML solution during pregnancy?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before using this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the solution, untreated hypertension, scalp abnormality (psoriasis, sunburn), phaeochromocytoma, pregnancy and lactation. Caution is advised among patients with following conditions, scalp irritation, children, temporary shedding of hair.

Q8. Can MX F 5% 60ML solution be used without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not use the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the MX F 5% 60ML solution?

Interaction of alcohol with this solution is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after using the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store MX F 5% 60ML solution?

Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the solution according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q12. Can we give MX F 5% 60ML solution to children?

This solution is not recommended for children below 18 years of age unless prescribed since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the MX F 5% 60ML solution?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically determined.

Q14. How long does the effect of MX F 5% 60ML solution last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active on the body is not clinically determined.

Q15. Can we use MX F 5% 60ML solution daily?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take the MX F 5% 60ML solution?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. Apply the solution daily at the same time for 3-4 months or as advised by your doctor to see the hair growth.

Q17. When should I take MX F 5% 60ML solution?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

HEGDE AND HEGDE PHARMACEUTICA LLP

301, om chambers, 123, august kranti marg, kemps corner, mumbai-400 036

Packed By

HEGDE AND HEGDE PHARMACEUTICA LLP

301, om chambers, 123, august kranti marg, kemps corner, mumbai-400 036

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