FAQs ABOUT TINFAL LOTION
Q: What is TINFAL LOTION used for?
A: TINFAL LOTION contains Minoxidil which belongs to the group of medicines called vasodilators. It is used to treat hereditary hair loss (androgenic alopecia) on the head in men and women. Androgenic Alopecia affects the hair present in the crown and the front portion of the scalp. It is caused mainly due to hormonal imbalance and it is characterized by baldness and thinning of the hair. TINFAL LOTION is used to treat only mild to moderate hair loss problems, and not complete hair loss and helps to stimulate hair growth in such cases.
Q: How to use TINFAL LOTION?
A: Always use TINFAL LOTION as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. This medicine is for use on the normal healthy scalp only. Apply TINFAL LOTION directly on dry scalp and hair. Do not use it on inflamed, infected, irritated or painful scalp skin. Do not apply on any other part of the body. Avoid contact with your eyes. Your doctor will decide the required dose and duration of TINFAL LOTION for you as per your age and disease condition.
Q: Can TINFAL LOTION cause loss of hair after using?
A: In the first couple of months, TINFAL LOTION may cause increased hair shedding after using in some individuals. There is a temporary increase in shedding of hair that generally occurs between 2 and 6 weeks after start of treatment and then decreases. If increased shedding continues after 6 weeks of TINFAL LOTION use, consult your doctor.
Q: How long should I use TINFAL LOTION?
A: Since hair grows slowly, TINFAL LOTION takes time to work. Results may be seen in 2-4 months with daily use. If there’s no hair regrowth after 4 months, then consult your doctor. The amount of hair re-growth is different for each person and may not work for all. Continued use of TINFAL LOTION is necessary to increase and maintain hair re-growth or hair loss will begin again.
Q: What are the common side effects of using TINFAL LOTION?
A: The most common side effects of applying TINFAL LOTION are headache, itching of scalp, rash, burning sensation and excessive hair growth. Consult your doctor in case any of the side effects worsens or persists for long.
Q: When should I avoid using TINFAL LOTION?
A: TINFAL LOTION is not to be used in cases of the pattern of your hair loss differs from a receding hair line and crown balding, have no family history of hair loss, have total baldness or complete loss of all body hair, have inflamed, infected, irritated or painful scalp, have any condition that affects your scalp such as sunburn and psoriasis and are currently using other medications that is being applied on the scalp. Consult your doctor for proper physical examination of scalp before using TINFAL LOTION.
Q: What if I accidently ingest TINFAL LOTION?
A: Accidental ingestion of TINFAL LOTION may cause serious cardiac adverse events related to low blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat, fainting, dizziness, sudden unexplained weight gain or swollen hands and feet. Consult your immediately if any such symptom arises. Keep TINFAL LOTION out of the reach of children to avoid such accidents.