DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Noxidil is a drugs for the treatment of hair loss. This medication has a stimulating effect on hair growth in men and women with androgenetic alopecia. The appearance of signs of hair growth observed after 4 months or more of taking the drug 2 times / day. The beginning and the severity of the effect may vary in different patients. After the abolition of Noxidil new hair growth stops, and after 3-4 months may restore the original appearance.
The exact mechanism of action of Noxidil as a hair growth stimulant in patients with androgenic alopecia is unknown.
When used systemically this medicine has a vasodilating action. In controlled clinical studies after topical usage Noxidil in patients with normal as well as with high blood pressure was not observed systemic side effects associated with systemic absorption of this drug.
When used topically Noxidil is poorly absorbed through normal intact skin: an average of 1.4% (0.3-4.5%) of the total applied dose enters the systemic blood circulation. For topical osage a concentration of Noxidil in the serum is determined by its rate of absorption through the skin. After the termination of this medication usage approximately 95% of Noxidil subjected to systemic absorption, is excreted in 4 days.
Why is Noxidil prescribed?
Androgenic alopecia in men and women.
Dosage and administration
Noxidil is applied to the skin of the scalp in a dose of 2 times / day (in the morning and evening).
Noxidil side effects, adverse reactions
Dermatological reactions: often - redness, itching, peeling of the skin of the scalp; in some cases - hypertrichosis.
May be increase hair loss during the transition from the resting phase to the phase of hair growth (this is a temporary phenomenon can be observed after 2-6 weeks after initiation of therapy and gradually, over 2 weeks, stop).
Cardiovascular system: in some cases - hypotension.
Children and teens under 18; redness, inflammation, infection, pain of the scalp (including the sunburn); hypersensitivity to Noxidil.
Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Noxidil is should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.
When the systemic side effects appear (retrosternal pain, palpitations, dizziness, decreased blood pressure, sudden weight gain, swelling of hands and / or legs), as well as redness and irritation at the site of rubbing Noxidil should be discontinued and if necessary, prescribed the appropriate therapy.
In some patients after using Noxidil observed changes in color and texture of hair.
Noxidil drug interactions
With the simultaneous application of Noxidil to the skin and drugs for external use, containing tretinoin, anthralin / dithranol may increase the absorption of Noxidil.
Noxidil in case of emergency / overdose
Symptoms: excessive vasodilation, marked hypotension, chest pain, tachycardia or arrhythmia, movement (stiffness or trembling of hands, feet, head), sodium and water retention.
Treatment: symptomatic and supportive therapy - the IV introduction of saline solution; when hypotension - phenylephrine, angiotensin II, vasopressin, dopamine (do not use sympathomimetics, including norepinephrine and epinephrine).
Noxidil pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Noxidil available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Noxidil destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Noxidil Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Noxidil pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Noxidil?
Depending on the reaction of the Noxidil after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Noxidil not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Noxidil addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
Reviewsdrugs.com conducted a study on Noxidil, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Noxidil consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
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One visitor reported side effectsDid you get side effects while taking the Noxidil drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sdrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Noxidil medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
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Three visitors reported dosesWhat is the dose of Noxidil drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology