Tugain

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  • Contains / Salt: Minoxidil (5 % w/v) + Finasteride (0.1 % w/v)
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    Tugain Information

    Tugain is a prescription drug, available for use as Gel, Solution, Spray, Lotion, Foam. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Hair Loss, Baldness, Alopecia. Tugain also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The correct dosage of Tugain depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Tugain are Flushing, Bloating or fullness, Swelling. Some other side effects of Tugain have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Tugain are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    In addition, Tugain's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Tugain's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Tugain is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Angina are examples of such conditions.

    Besides this, Tugain may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Tugain is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Tugain Benefits & Uses

    Tugain is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Tugain Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Baldness
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 ml
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Apply affected area where hair growth is desired
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Baldness
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 ml
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Apply affected area where hair growth is desired

    Tugain Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Tugain safe for pregnant women?


      Tugain has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Tugain without medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Tugain safe during breastfeeding?


      Tugain should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Tugain on the Kidneys?


      Tugain does not damage the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Tugain on the Liver?


      Information about safety of Tugain for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

      Unknown
    • What is the effect of Tugain on the Heart?


      Side effects of Tugain rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Tugain with Other Drugs

    Tugain should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Tugain Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tugain unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Tugain

    • Is this Tugain habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Tugain is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      After taking Tugain, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Tugain can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Tugain only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Tugain cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Tugain Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Tugain


      Taking Tugain with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Tugain


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Tugain as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Tugain

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Tugain grow beard?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Tugain might be used for bread growth. Although Tugain is approved only for the treatment of androgenic alopecia (hair loss) but a clinical study has found that Tugain is very effective for bread enhancement by increasing hair counts.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I use Tugain after PRP (platelet-rich plasma)?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    No, Tugain should not be used on the same day of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment because the scalp has been injected with activated platelets. Hence, the use of any topical substance up to 24 hours of the procedure is not recommended by dermatologists. You can continue use Tugain from the next day of the procedure or as advised by your doctor.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is hair growth by Tugain permanent?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    No, hair growth by Tugain is not permanent. You might have to use Tugain continuously to maintain normal hair growth in the affected area.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Tugain cause acne?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Tugain may cause acne. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of acne is not known. If you are experiencing acne after using this drug, then you are advised to use a cream containing salicylic acid.

    Question over 4 years ago

    How does Tugain work?

    Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Tugain contains minoxidil which is a vasodilator and it works by causing dilation of blood vessels which reduces the blood pressure. For hair loss, it is presumed that Tugain works by directly stimulating the resting hair follicles and increasing blood flow in the skin of the applied area which promotes hair follicles growth.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 567

    Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Loniten® (minoxidil)



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