What is Headway (Minoxidil) used for?
Headway (Minoxidil) is a topical solution which is used to treat male pattern baldness by promoting hair growth. This medication is a generic version of Rogaine. This product does not cure baldness, and treatment must be continued in order to maintain newly grown hair.
How should I use Headway (Minoxidil) ?
Headway (Minoxidil) comes in the form of a liquid, which is applied twice per day to the scalp. Patients should note that it is necessary to use this product for at least 4 months, and sometimes for up to 1 year before any benefits are noticed. You should only apply this product to dry hair and scalp, and never use on other body areas.
What are the side effects of Headway (Minoxidil) ?
When using Headway (Minoxidil) solution to treat hair loss, you may experience redness, burning, dryness, flaking or itching of the scalp. Consult your physician immediately if you notice weight gain, swollen limbs or pain in the chest.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Headway (Minoxidil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.