Alocutan 20mg / ml Skin spray 60 ml, female pattern baldness, early stage female pattern baldness
Alocutan 20 mg / ml is indicated for the treatment of female pattern baldness.
Indications Alocutan, female pattern baldness, early stage female pattern baldness
Alocutan is used in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (excessive hair loss) in women (characteristic, diffuse, thinning of the hair in the anterior-upper part of the scalp in women).
Treatment with Alocutan stimulates hair growth and counteracts the progression of androgenetic alopecia.
The onset of androgenetic alopecia in women is characterized by a thinning of the hair at the top and the frontal area of the scalp while maintaining the hairline.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in the package leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Recommended Alocutan, female pattern baldness, early stage female pattern baldness dose
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, use Alocutan as follows
. A dose of 1 ml of Alocutan should be applied to the affected area of the scalp twice a day (morning and evening). The daily dose of 2 ml should not be exceeded, regardless of the size of the skin area affected by the lesions.
Method of administration
Cutaneous (scalp) use. Each pack of Alocutan contains two different spray pump applicators, a
pre-mounted applicator for use on large surfaces.
separate applicator with an elongated tip designed for small areas.
Both applicators can be interchanged by detaching one applicator and replacing it with the other. For a single dose of 1 ml of the solution, 6 sprays are required.
Instructions for use Alocutan, female pattern baldness, early stage female pattern baldness
The solution is sprayed directly onto the scalp in the area of alopecia. To do this, press the pump down six times.
Each time you press the pump, spread the liquid with your fingertips on the affected area, thus avoiding inhaling the spray mist.
Alocutan should be applied to dry scalp.
Alocutan should not be used on other parts of the body.
Hands should be washed thoroughly after applying Alocutan to prevent accidental contact with the mucous membranes and eyes.
After applying Alocutan, you can style your hair as usual.
On the other hand, the scalp should not be moistened for about 4 hours to prevent rinsing out of Alocutan.
Duration of treatment
The onset and degree of hair regrowth vary from patient to patient. For the effects to be visible, the usual treatment is twice daily dosing for 2 to 4 months. To maintain the effect, it is recommended to continue using it twice daily without interruption. Using more Alocutan than recommended and more often does not lead to better results. There is sufficient clinical experience on the possible therapeutic effect with treatments up to 48 weeks. If there is no improvement within 8 months, treatment should be discontinued.
Information on increased hair loss
When treating hair follicles with the active ingredient minoxidil, the resting (telogen) phase in the hair growth cycle is shortened and the transition to the growth (anagen) phase is faster. This stimulates the growth of new hair, causing old, inactive hair to fall out. Hence, initially there is a feeling of increased hair loss. In some patients, this reaction is observed for two to six weeks after starting treatment with the active substance minoxidil. However, don't be alarmed as this reaction is related to hair regrowth. This effect wears off within a few weeks and may be the first sign of minoxidil effect. If you have the impression that the effect of Alocutan is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Use in children and adolescents
This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age, as its safety and efficacy have not been established in this age group.
Active substance: minoxidilum.
Composition Alocutan, female pattern baldness, early stage female pattern baldness
1 ml of solution contains 20 mg of minoxidil. The other ingredients are: ethanol 96% (V / V), propylene glycol, purified water.