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Have hair fall. Using prednisolone, advised mintop solution. Side effect?

i have bought mintop 10% solution as my hair is really thin n is falling. Is there any side effect and plz tell me any special care to be taken. I am having hair fall as I am using prednisolone 5mg since very long time and recently had a bad hair cut. is there any other solution to get my hair back in a decent position.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Welcome to healthcare magic.
Mintop is US FDA approved medicine for baldness not diffuse hair loss(Telogen Effluvium).
You are on prednisolone for some indication which you didn't mention. Physical stress( Ailments, Nutritional,Hypothyroidism, Anemia) and mental stress are the common causes of diffuse hair fall. You should address the cause. Vitamin supplements containing biotin, calcium pantothenate and anti oxidants daily once for three months will help. Have balanced diet rich in protein, green leafy vegetables and fruits. Take less stress, relaxation exercises like Yoga will help.
Some doctors give Minoxidil even for telogen effluvium as it increases circulation around follicles and halts hair fall even though it is not approved for that indication. So if you have already bought it continue using it.
Hope this helped
Take care
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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