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The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.
The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 12063/0038.
Boots Hair Loss Treatment Regular Strength
Information for the user
Boots Hair Loss Treatment Regular Strength
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you take this medicine because it contains important information you need to know.
This medicine is available without prescription, however, you still need to use this product carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this leaflet as you may need to read it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
1. What is this medicine and what is it used for?
This medicine contains:
This solution is used for the treatment of common hereditary baldness (a condition called alopecia androgenetica).
2. Is this medicine suitable for you?
Do not take this medicine if you:
If you are using other medicines that are applied to the scalp which contain any of the following ingredients, please see your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine:
These medicines may cause minoxidil to be absorbed quickly and increase the risk of side effects.
If you are taking any of the following medicines please see your doctor:
Information about some of the ingredients in this medicine:
3. How to use this medicine
Before you start to use this medicine, check with your doctor that your scalp is normal and healthy. This medicine is for use on the scalp only. Do not apply it to other areas of the body. Make sure that the scalp is clean and dry before applying.
Men and women aged 18 to 65 years:
Apply 1 ml of the solution to the bald area twice daily, using the applicators provided (below).
Do not use more than 2 ml of the solution in 24 hours.
Pump spray applicator
This is useful for large areas of baldness.
Extended spray tip applicator
This is useful for small areas, or under the hair.
This is useful for small areas.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you use too much of the solution by mistake, or if it is accidentally swallowed:
Contact your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
If you use your fingertips to rub the solution into your scalp, make sure that you wash your hands afterwards.
If the product comes into contact with the eyes, broken skin or lining of the mouth, throat or nose:
Bathe the area with large amounts of cool tap water.
If no re-growth occurs after 12 months use, stop using this medicine.
The hair may take up to 4 months to re-grow, and in some people may not grow at all. The new hair may be fine hair, similar to baby hair. This medicine is a treatment and needs to be continued for hair growth to be maintained.
If you stop the treatment, the new hair will disappear after 3 to 4 months
4. Possible side effects
Most people do not have any side effects while taking this medicine. However, if you experience any of the following side effects, or anything else unusual happens, stop using the medicine immediately, and see your doctor or pharmacist.
If any of the below effects occur, seek medical advice immediately:
If any of the below effects occur, discontinue use and seek advice from your pharmacist:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store your medicine
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the pack.
Store upright, below 25°C and protect from light.
When the bottle is empty, the bottle and applicators must be disposed of safely.
6. What is in this medicine?
Each 1 ml dose of clear solution contains the active ingredient: minoxidil 20 mg
The other ingredients are: propylene glycol, ethanol, water.
This pack contains 60 ml of solution and 3 applicators.
7. Who makes this medicine?
The Marketing Authorisation holder and manufacturer is
Text Revised: April 2017
The enclosed applicators (which include a pump spray, extended spray tip and dropper applicator) are CE registered components (CE 0120) and are manufactured by
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Product name: Boots Hairloss Treatment Regular Strength
Reference number: 12063/0038
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