HAIRSTIM-F Topical solution
Proven solution for adult men with androgenic alopecia

COMPOSITION

  • Minoxidil IP 5% w/v
  • Finasteride IP 0.1% w/v
  • In lipid based solution

DESCRIPTION

HAIRSTIM-F is the topical formulation specially designed to address the baldness in men. It is a combination of minoxidil and finasteride. This combination works by increasing the length of the hair growth phase and blocking the production of DHT in the hair follicles, which is known cause follicle damage.

Minoxidil is a potassium channel agonist and it serves as a powerful hair-growth stimulant. Topical application of minoxidil is highly helpful in the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil promotes hair growth by prolonging the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. It increases the follicular size, which results in the thicker hair shaft. Its anti-apoptotic properties are helpful in the survival of the hair cells or the human dermal papillary cells (DPCs). It controls the hair loss by altering the effects of the androgens on genetically predetermined hair follicles.

At the follicular level, minoxidil is helpful indirect stimulation of hair follicle epithelial growth by increasing cutaneous blood flow, which is crucial for the hair growth. Minoxidil is also observed to stimulate the resting hair follicles and support healthy hair growth in individuals with hair fall problem.

Finasteride works by reducing the DHT concentration in the scalp, support hair regrowth, and control hair loss. Finasteride’s mechanism of action involves competitive inhibition of the enzymes - type II 5a-reductase and type I 5a-reductase, which convert testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). However, finasteride is reported to be 100 folds more selective towards type II 5a reductase over type I; the former is responsible for 2/3rd of the circulating DHT.

Finasteride is also helpful in increasing the number of terminal hair follicles in the anagen phase by blocking or reversing the miniaturization of the hair follicles. Finasteride is reported to be more effective on the vertex; however, it is found to be helpful in addressing the hair loss in all areas of the scalp.

Direction of use

Apply 1mL in morning and night (twice daily) on the thoroughly dry scalp in hair loss area using the given dropper or spray applicator or as directed by the physician.

HAIRSTIM-F is meant for external use only. The total daily dose should not exceed 2mL.

Indications

  • Thinning of hair
  • Androgenic alopecia
  • Alopecia areata
  • Traction alopecia
  • Anagen effluvium
  • Telogen effluvium

Contraindications

HAIRSTIM-F is contraindicated in individuals with hypersensitivity towards its ingredients.

HAIRSTIM-F is contraindicated in women of child-bearing age and those who are pregnant and nursing. Safety and effectiveness of HAIRSTIM-F have not been established in patients less than 18 years of age.

Adverse effects

Adverse effects of this product are erythema/flushing, dermatitis, dry skin, burning sensation and rashes. Other infrequent adverse reactions include dizziness, tingling sensation, headache, weakness, decreased libido, eye irritation and altered taste.

Precaution

  • After the topical application, the solution should be allowed to dry completely for 2-4 hours after applying it including before going to bed.
  • HAIRSTIM-F stains clothing or bed linen if the hair or scalp is not fully dried after the application.
  • Hair dryers should not be used to dry the scalp after applying the HAIRSTIM-F topical solution as it might reduce the efficacy of this combination.
  • HAIRSTIM-F should not be mixed with any hair oil and it should not be applied to other parts of the body.
  • Hands should be thoroughly washed after the application.

Presentation

HAIRSTIM-F is available in 60 mL bottle.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take before Minoxidil- Finasteride combination starts to work?
Because each individual is unique, the time to see results will vary from person to person. The best way to maximize the chance of seeing quicker results is with consistent usage as directed.

How long will a bottle of HAIRSTIM-F last?
Based on the recommended usage, a bottle of HAIRSTIM-F will last for approximately 30 days. Make sure to keep your next bottle ready before the first one finishes - that way you do not miss the treatment.

Can Women use HAIRSTIM-F?
No, Hairstim-F topical solution is designed for men only.

For how long should use HAIRSTIM-F?
Minoxidil- finasteride is a powerful topical combination for hair fall control. However, you should keep using this product as long as you want to maintain the treatment effect. In case of discontinuation, there are chances that you will lose the hair that grew back and will most likely return to the previous pattern of hair loss.

What happens if I accidentally spill some HAIRSTIM-F on my face and body?
You need not worry. Immediately wash it off with plenty of cool water thoroughly.

Will HAIRSTIM-F affect the texture of my hair?
The ingredients present will have a positive impact on your hair texture. It will strengthen the hair follicles and one can even observe the thickening of the hair strands. However, few have reported a slight change in the color and texture rarely.

Can I use a dryer to dry the solution after application?
Using a hair dryer will evaporate the topical solution before it is absorbed by the scalp. Using heat to dry your hair regularly can also damage your hair strands.

Can I go out in sun after applying HAIRSTIM-F?
Yes, you can go. If you are planning to go out right after you have applied this topical solution, we recommend you to use a cap or headwear. It would be better if the topical solution is completely absorbed before putting your cap on, as this solution might stain the cap.

Disclaimer

The medical information on this website is provided as an information resource only. The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical and health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided on this website should not be considered current, complete or exhaustive. This product is to be stored as recommended. Store the product in a cool and dry place. Protect from light. Keep out of reach of children In case of any irritation, contact the doctor immediately.

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