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Minoxidil Topical Solution

Minoxidil Topical Solution

Minoxidil topical solution for the treatment of hair loss in men and women is available in Winnipeg.  Are you affected by hair loss and currently looking for a compounding pharmacy that makes Minoxidil topical solution?

The compounding lab at Tache Pharmacy makes a Minoxidil Topical Hair Spray.  This minoxidil spray is most commonly made as a 2% or 5% minoxidil solution.  Other strengths can also be made.

To find out more about our topical minoxidil please call the pharmacy at (204) 233-3469 to speak with one of our compounding staff.

Minoxidil Topical Solution

What is minoxidil?

Minoxidil is the generic name for the medication found in Rogaine®.

Minoxidil was originally developed and used as a high blood pressure medication.  When being used as an antihypertensive medication in the 1970s it was found that it had the unintended side effect of hair growth.

Research began into the topical use of minoxidil for stimulating hair growth.  Studies showed that minoxidil was effective in stopping hair loss and stimulating hair growth.  Rogaine® was released into the market in the late 1980s.

Topical minoxidil is used to treat male pattern baldness as well as hair loss and alopecia in both men and women.  This is why there is both Rogaine® for Men and Rogaine® for Women.

Minoxidil is still used as an antihypertensive in very specific instances and is known as Loniten®.

How does minoxidil work to treat hair loss?

According to a 2004 study by A.G. Messenger et al, titled “Minoxidil: mechanisms of action on hair growth” minoxidil works to treat hair loss by the following mechanisms of action:

“In animal studies, topical minoxidil shortens telogen, causing premature entry of resting hair follicles into anagen, and it probably has a similar action in humans. Minoxidil may also cause prolongation of anagen and increases hair follicle size.

There is some evidence that the stimulatory effect of minoxidil on hair growth is also due to the opening of potassium channels by minoxidil sulphate.”

What does all that mean?

Telogen is the name given to the stage in the hair growth cycle known as the resting stage.

Anagen is the active stage of the hair growth cycle.

So looking again at the statement above from the study we can see that minoxidil shortens the resting stage of hair growth and pushes the hair growth cycle into the active stage.  By also lengthening the time in the active stage of hair growth this helps hair to grow more.

Minoxidil Combination Topical Solutions

In order to make it more effective, or to enhance its effects, minoxidil can be mixed with other ingredients.

Other ingredients that are commonly mixed with minoxidil include:

  • Tretinoin
  • Finasteride
  • Melatonin
  • Azelaic Acid
  • Biotin
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • D-Panthenol

Some minoxidil combination products we commonly make are:

  • Melatonin / Minoxidil / Tretinoin
  • Finasteride / Minoxidil / D-Panthenol
  • Azelaic Acid / Finasteride / Minoxidil / Tretinoin
  • Azelaic Acid / Biotin / Finasteride / Melatonin / Minoxidil / Tea Tree Oil / Tretinoin

What are some minoxidil side effects?

Minoxidil side effects include:

  • burning
  • irritation
  • hair growth on the body
  • contact dermatitis
  • redness at site of application
  • eczema
  • adverse effects to sinuses
  • edema
  • anxiety
  • hypotension
  • dizziness
  • lightheadedness

How do I obtain minoxidil topical solution from Tache Pharmacy?

A prescription is not required to obtain Minoxidil 2% Topical Spray or any topically used product that has a strength that is less than 5%.

If the minoxidil is to be utilized in a strength greater than 5%, or in combination with other medications, a prescription will be required.

If you have a prescription you can submit your prescription to us using our online prescription order form.

To learn more about our compounding pharmacy lab please visit our compounding pharmacy information page.

To learn more about the use of minoxidil in the treatment of hair loss disorders visit

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