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Having hair fall. Prescribed with 8x shampoo. Under what brand does it come? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:few days back i had a word with some doctor regarding hair fal
User:he suggested me to use one shampoo called 8x
User:SO want to know the brand of 8X like is it of cipla, ranbaxy etc etc so it will be easy for me to procure from market
Doctor:This is an antifungal shampoo marketed by Cipla group.
Doctor:You should be able to get this at any leading pharmacy/chemist shop.
User:so i am having dandruff also, so might this will help
Doctor:It is a medicated shampoo useful in treating dandruff primarily, which inturn helps in the reducing hair fall.
User:he also suggested me to have a tablet called Biotin Forte- 10 mg 3 times a day
Doctor:Both your issues will be addressed by the shampoo.
User:can i have brand of the same:)
User:so do i need to purchase tablet or not
Doctor:Biotin forte is a multivitamin supplement containing essential vitamins and herbs.
Doctor:They help in improving the growth, texture and strength of hair.
Doctor:Biotin forte is the brand name of a pill containing those essential vitamins (b-complex, vitamin C and zinc).
Doctor:You can take the tablets as adviced along with 8x shampoo.
Doctor:Both have different roles in treating hair fall issues.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:not yet, planning to start
Doctor:You can safely start both.
User:hmm.. thanks
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:so any suggestion of course time of shampp & tablet
User:also any idea of the cost of both?
Doctor:The shampoo can be used thrice or twice a week.
Doctor:When used thrice a week, you should be able to see reduction in hair fall in about 2 weeks.
Doctor:4 weeks when used twice a week.
Doctor:The biotin forte supplement can be used once a day for 2-4 weeks.
User:ok.. afterf a month do i need to stop doing shampoo with the same
User:is smae with tablet
Doctor:The shampoo may cost around 150 INR
Doctor:Dandruff is a recurring problem.
Doctor:It can recur after a while once the effect of the shampoo reduces.
Doctor:You may restart the shampoo again if the problem restarts.
User:so its final that if i need good hair i need to continue for long
Doctor:Alternatively you may choose to persist with the same shampoo.
Doctor:Good hair growth is achieved when all the factors needed for hair growth is optimal.
Doctor:The shampoo given to you takes care of dandruff.
Doctor:You need to take care of nutrition with the nutritional advice mentioned to you.
Doctor:Biotin forte also helps in maintaining good nutrition.
Doctor:Hope you have followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:will surely
User:last question
User:when i am doing shampoo twice a week, the day when i a not doing sampoo do i need to apply any other shampoo, soap on hair.. or i just need to apply water
Doctor:let me answer this query in this way.
User:after shampoo di i need to apply oil.. as i am appling Dabur almond
Doctor:The shampoo given to you is helpful when you are regular with it. The number of times you shampoo is not important.
Doctor:The advice of thrice a week or twice a week is suggested based on previous studies done to know about its effectiveness.
Doctor:You may use it alternative days, if you are able to tolerate it well.
Doctor:Alternatively if you are a person who shampoo every day you can use them every day too.
Doctor:There are no serious side effects noted with increased usage.
Doctor:So no problem with that.
Doctor:And yes, you can oil your hair with dabur almond oil after shampoo usage too.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:thanks all my query has been answered
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:ok bye
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