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Mintop Lotion - 2% (60 ml)  


Mintop Lotion – 2% (60 ml)
Minoxidil works on ensuring hair growth and slowing baldness. It is best prescribed for those below the age of 40 who may be experiencing premature baldness. It does not really have an impact on receding hairlines as such. Moreover, it does not cure baldness – if you stop taking the medication, new hair which has grown may fall off. Its primary usage is in treating male pattern baldness. At the same time, it can be used to treat thinning of hair in women, in the frontal portions of the scalp.

Offered in liquid form, it is meant to be applied twice a day on the scalp. 1 ml of solution or half a capful of foam should suffice. Apply it in the mornings and evenings on a dry scalp. Spread it evenly on all affected areas. Leave it on for at least 4 hours. And continue using it for a prolonged period for best results.

Side Effects
Possible side effects of Minoxidil could include scaling, dryness, itching or burning sensation, irritation and flaking.
There could be some other, relatively more serious side effects as well, for which you must make sure to consult your doctor at the earliest:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Change (typically an increase) in heart beat rate
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling in certain parts of the body, especially the face, stomach, ankles or hands
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty in breathing, especially in the lying down position

Also bear in mind that Minoxidil contains alcohol which can lead to irritation in the eyes or any other sensitive areas, if it enters them. If that happens, make sure to wash thoroughly with cold water.
A final note would be that do not use Minoxidil with other topical medications since that can only increase the rate at which Minoxidil is absorbed into the system, aggravating the chances of side effects.


Mintop lotion
Minoxidil helps in stimulating hair growth and thus works very effectively in treating male pattern baldness. Typically it is meant for those below the age of 40 years. While the drug may not necessarily cure baldness as such it can certainly reduce the impact of hairlines that maybe receding. Male pattern baldness is scientifically referred to as Androgenic Alopecia which is caused by imbalance of Androgen in the system, manifests itself in reducing hair on the head. Minoxidil is typically offered in the market as a topical solution.

Application / Usage
Minoxidil finds application or usage in treating male pattern baldness. At the same time, it can also help women coping with thinning of hair.

The way it works
Minoxidil works on improving hair growth by:

  • Strengthening hair follicles
  • Reducing the Telogen phase whereby hair follicles get into the Anagen phase rather early
  • After that it prolongs the Anagen phase, directly leading to hair follicle size being increased

Circumstances in which to avoid Minoxidil
Minoxidil is best avoided if:

  • You have a heart condition
  • Have allergies of different kinds
  • Are lactating or pregnant, or even planning to be pregnant
  • Are 18 or below
  • Are somehow extremely sensitive to Minoxidil or any of its other ingredients
  • Have asthma or other COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • The skin on your scalp is somehow damaged or irritated, maybe even sunburned

The quantity to be applied would be written on the packaging or labeling. Your doctor will also advise you on the quantity that you are to apply. Usually, 1 ml or about 20 drops of Minoxidil lotion applied uniformly on to the affected area suffices.

The strengths that we have with us include:

  • Tugain 5% (60 ml)
  • Coverit 2% (60 ml)
  • Mintop lotion 2% (60 ml)

Tabular Summary of Manufacturers and Pack Sizes 

Serial Number



Pack Size


Tugain 5% (60 ml)

Cipla Pharmaceuticals

1, 3 and 6 bottles


Coverit 2% (60 ml)

Micro Labs

1, 3 and 6 bottles


Mintop lotion 2% (60 ml)

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

1, 3 and 6 bottles

Application Directions
The lotion must be applied only in accordance with instructions as received from your doctor. Additionally, there is also the instruction manual which comes with the lotion that you can use. Typically, 1 ml of lotion applied on to the affected areas would be adequate. For best results, part your hair into two halves and then apply accordingly. Also remember to wash your hands both before and after applying the lotion. Quantity wise, do not use more than 2 ml in a day. While applying, be cautious so that the lotion does not get into your mouth, nose or eyes.

Your doctor will guide you on when to apply, typically twice a day.

Again, it is your doctor who will guide you on the duration for which you are to apply Minoxidil. Typically 4 months is the minimum with a year’s time frame not being out of the norm either. You must not discontinue all of a sudden since that can cause new hair growth to fall off.

Chances of an overdose are relatively less since it is a topical medication. Yet if you know you have applied too much or somehow are not feeling alright even if you have applied the right quantity, it is best that you get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible. Excess application can have side effects such as a feeling of warmth in the affected area, along with redness and possible headache as well.

Missing doses
If you apply at near about the same time each day then the chances of you missing out on a dose are relatively slim. Yet, if you still forget, apply it the next time it is due. Do not double dose simply because you forgot to apply the last time around.

Side Effects
Possible side effects of Minoxidil include:

  • Convulsions
  • Fainting
  • Itching sensation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Headache
  • A general feeling of irritation
  • Breathing problems and / or other allergies
  • Swelling of the lips, face or tongue

Drug Interactions
Your doctor must know about any other drugs that you might be taking along with Minoxidil since they can possibly interfere with the working of the medication, besides potentially causing side effects. It is in your best interest that you avoid other topical solutions while applying Minoxidil.


  • Never use expired medication
  • Apply only the right quantity as your doctor may have advised you, or as instructed on the packaging
  • Continue applying the lotion over a prolonged period for best results
  • Do not bring the lotion into contact with fire since it is inflammatory
  • Pregnant women should not even come into contact with the lotion
  • In case you feel or experience anything out of the norm, get in touch with your doctor without hesitation

Additional Information

SKU 687
US Brand Name Rogaine 2% 60ml
Strength 2% (60 ml)
Generic Name Minoxidil
Manufacturer Dr. Reddy
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