Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Suffered hair loss. Prescribed Keratex. Side effects of mintop? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 1548 Questions
User:Hi there
Doctor:Please type in your query
User:Greetings! How are you doing today?
User:I had suffered hairloss and I took medication
Doctor:Ok I am good
User:1st one moth, was prescribed Keratex(Oil), Xtraglo and Elcyderm
User:then, I was asked to try Mintop 10% foam, Tricomax and Elcyderm
User:I would like toknow a lil bit about Mintop 10% as I see it to be on the higher side of dosage
User:When I used Keratex, I had hairfall but Dr suggested not to panic and it takes tme
Doctor:Yes your doctor was right
Doctor:You will find more hair loss during the initial days
Doctor:It generally takes min of 3 months to show a dense hair
User:I see. Are there any side effects of using mintop? some read up material online got me scared
Doctor:Topical Mintop is generally safe
User:do I take it that 10% foam is good to go ahead?
Doctor:Yes but watch for these
Doctor:Rash and itching. Though rare, one should be aware of blurred vision, chest pain, flushing, dizziness
Doctor:report to the doctor as it means more drug is absorbed into the body
Doctor:Actually the application has to act locally and should not cause systemic side effects
User:okay.. just confusd and wanted to check; would there be any effect of just taking tablets?
Doctor:Tablet is oral and the effects are more than application
User:okay, thanks for your patience
User:I'll reach out if I ave any other questions
Doctor:Hope I assured you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for noiw
User:Yes you did; Thank you!
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor