What is Son’s Minoxidil?
Son’s Minoxidil 5% is a solution that increases blood flow to the scalp, reactivating and revitalising shrunken hair follicles. This product is recommended for adult men with mild hair loss who are experiencing the early signs of a receding hairline, or hair loss in the crown area.
How do I use this hair loss treatment?
All you need to do is apply 1ml (10 sprays) of Son’s Minoxidil solution to the areas of the scalp where you’re noticing hair recession and/or thinning. This is usually most common in areas around the temples or the crown. This process should be done twice a day - once in the morning, once at night. Make sure the scalp is fully or mostly dry before applying Son’s Minoxidil.
When using Son’s Minoxidil, it’s important to protect the treated areas from sunlight (even when it’s cloudy) or ultraviolet lamps (UVA). Make sure to use SPF 50+ or cover the treated area to avoid any damage.
Son’s Minoxidil is only intended for use on the scalp, you must not apply it anywhere else on the body. You must especially avoid contact with your eyes, mouth, broken skin and sensitive areas. If the solution is accidentally applied to any area that isn’t the scalp, rinse it off thoroughly with plenty of water.
How does minoxidil prevent hair loss?
Minoxidil is an active ingredient known as a ‘vasodilator, meaning that it works by expanding the blood vessels and improving the blood flow to the area in which it’s applied. It’s also thought to reverse the shrinkage of hair follicles and extend each follicle’s growth phase, resulting in thicker, healthier hair.
What is male pattern hair loss?
Male pattern hair loss, also known as male pattern baldness, is a really common condition that affects a lot of men. It’s thought that 50% of men over 50 have some degree of hair loss, and a staggering 25% of men start to lose their hair before they’re even 30 years old.
Usually, a strand of hair survives for about four years before it’s replaced by a new one. In men with male pattern hair loss, the hair follicles become thin and fall out, and unfortunately, they don’t re-grow.
Male pattern hair loss usually starts at the temple, creating the appearance of a receding hairline, or at the crown, resulting in a bald spot.
On average, it can take 15-25 years for men to lose all of their hair and become completely bald, and this process can begin at any age. The timeline isn’t set in stone and it’s usually hereditary.
When should Son’s Minoxidil not be used?
Son’s Minoxidil is suitable for most men aged 18-65 with male-pattern hair loss. You should not use this product if:
You are under 18, over 65, or female
You are allergic to minoxidil or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
You are taking any other medicines that are applied to the scalp
You have high blood pressure
You have an inflamed, infected, irritated or painful scalp
You have any condition that affects your scalp, including sunburn or psoriasis
You have a shaved scalp
You have any kind of dressing or bandage on your scalp
Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking Son’s Minoxidil solution if:
You are taking any other medicines or herbal remedies, including those obtained without a prescription
You are unsure whether your scalp is normal and healthy
You are intolerant to some sugars
You suffer from heart disease, including abnormal heart rhythms or rates, angina or chest pains and/or circulation disorders
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, there is a possibility that Son’s Minoxidil could cause some unwanted side effects, but not everyone will get them. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using Son’s Minoxidil and seek urgent medical attention:
Allergic reaction (swelling of the face, lips or throat or difficulty breathing)
Swollen hands or feet
Persistent redness, rash or irritation of the scalp
Faintness or dizziness
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Low blood pressure
Sudden unexplained weight gain
Other side effects may include:
Itching of the skin or rash
Excessive hair growth
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Feeling sick (uncommon)
For more information on side effects where the frequency cannot be estimated from the available data, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Store in a well-ventilated area away from heat, sparks, open flames or hot surfaces. Keep out of sight and reach of children and do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the stated month on the packaging.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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