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How To Use Minoxidil

Every medicine comes with its own specific instructions. It is important and in the best interest to read those instructions before using it for the first time. If someone is not familiar with medical reading or not like to read long graphs, it is best to visit the medical professional and ask him to advise about the use of specific medicine.

First Minoxidil was available in pill for the treatment of high blood pressure. Patients started having hairs on all over their body. Which was not good, right?

Thirty years ago when coined flipped and the new side was discovered, dermatologists started using Minoxidil for the treatment of hair baldness instead of hypertension.

Minoxidil, although it non-prescribed medicine however it will be in the best interest to use it on the doctor’s advice. It may able to absorb more properly without any kind of side effects.

A dermatologist will also ensure which kind of Minoxidil will be better for you and with which pace and speed after examine your scalp.


It is also instructed that do not apply Minoxidil on other parts of the body without any advice of a professional doctor. In the past it was first used to treat hypertension patients, Minoxidil still has the same characteristics. By applying Minoxidil on the body it may affect heart and blood vessels to cause unwanted results.

Minoxidil is pretty sensitive dose, as per instructions; do not use other skin products at the same time when Minoxidil is used. However, hair colors and hair relaxers can be used as long as the scalp is washed and clean during Minoxidil hair treatment.

Minoxidil dose should be used once a day, do not try to take more than one dose if it’s not prescribed. Do not even double your dose to make up for any missed ones.

How to Apply

  1. Solution

  • Before applying Minoxidil medicine solution, make sure that the scalp is completely clean and dry.
  • Apply the medication to the effective area of the scalp, make sure not to apply the more amount of medication as it advised by a doctor or in the applicator.
  • Try not to wash your hair at least after applying the medication for 4 hours.
  • After using Minoxidil, immediately wash your hand to wipe out any solution that may left.
  • Try not to use a hairdryer after the use of Minoxidil to dry the solution. This may make treatment less effective.
  • Give Minoxidil some time to dry properly, especially before going into the bed. Minoxidil solution can stain clothes, hats or bed sheets.
  • Be careful while applying Minoxidil solution while other parts of the body are wet.

While using the Minoxidil solution, be very very careful. Do not apply it in a hurry. One of the main disadvantages of using Minoxidil is for women, it dribbles down to the face. Which turn into extra, unnecessary hairs on the face.

  1. Foam

  • Before applying Minoxidil foam on the head, spread your hairs or make one or more rows to make thin hairs visible on the scalp.
  • Put the foam in the bottle cap upon 1mL mark by pressing the nozzle.
  • Take some of the foam on to your fingers.
  • Put the foam over the affected area with the help of fingertips.
  • After applying, massage the foam gently into the scalp.
  • Wash your hand so that the medicine is removed from your hand and do not cause any harm.

The form was approved in 2006 by the FDA of the United States. It is safest to use, extremely helpful to women because it doesn’t dribble down.

  1. Spray

  • Before applying Minoxidil spray, keep that in mind single spray contain almost 0.2 mL. If you are advised to take one mL, so you can only spray up to 5 times only.
  • Spread hair or make rows of hairs to make the targeted area clear to see.
  • Most of the time it is suggested to spray on the crown area, mid-scalp of the right side, mid-scalp of the left side, right front and left front (close to the hairline).
  • After spraying, rub it into the skin of the scalp and you are all done.
  • Immediately wash your hands after applying.

Is would be better to visit a doctor before applying Minoxidil medication on the sunburned, irritated or abraded scalp.

Applying Minoxidil is quite a serious business. Minoxidil solution, foam, and spray are only used on the scalp. It will not effect until the Minoxidil touches the skin. Keep it away from mouth, eyes, nose, and ears.

If any of the Minoxidil users accidentally had solution or form in eyes, nose, mouth, and ears wash the targeted area by cold tap water as soon as possible.

If you are using the spray, be careful while breathing. Do not breath in the spray.

Read Also: Top 5 Most Popular Minoxidil Products

General Instruction

Generally, it depends upon the patient. Generally, for women, there is 2% concentration of Minoxidil, and for men, there is 5% concentration of Minoxidil. Minoxidil is used two times a day which make one dose.

In the recent past, women are also suggested to use 5% concentration of Minoxidil but once a day. It makes their one dose. Woman skin is more sensitive than men. If they use the same dose as men do, it will cause a serious problem for them. Follow instruction whether they are available with the product or online.

The medication course depends upon a number of facts, such as

  • Time: For how much time the patient will take the medicine.
  • Quantity: How much patient will take medicine.
  • Strength: Of which strength the patient will take medicine.

The general dose of taking Minoxidil of 5% concentration is as follow

  • For Solution
  • Under 18: Dose must be determined by the doctor before usage.
  • Above 18 (Men): Apply 1mL twice a day.
  • Above 18(Women): Apply 1mL once a day.
  • For Foam
  • Under 18: Dose must be determined by the doctor before usage.
  • Above 18 (Men): Apply half bottle cap up to 1mL mark, twice a day.
  • Above 18(Women): Apply half bottle cap up to 1mL mark, once a day.
  • For Spray
  • Under 18: Dose must be determined by the doctor before usage.
  • Above 18 (Men): Apply 1mL twice a day.
  • Above 18(Women): Apply 1mL once a day.

If the dose of the treatment is missed, apply it as soon as possible before the time of the next dose. If times went pass by, skip the missed one and go back to the regular schedule. Excessive use of Minoxidil may cause serious side effects.

Store Minoxidil medicine in a closed container at room temperature. Keep the product away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Also, keep the product away from flame or fire, it is flammable.

This all is the general information, we will again suggest visiting a doctor for the proper treatment. The doctor will suggest the proper treatment according to your situation.




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