Alostil Topical Solution (Minoxidil) by Life Pharmaceutical Company
Drug Category: Hair Restorer
Indication: For baldness and thinning of hair in males & females.
Each 5ml contains:
- Minoxidil…………………………..2% / 5%
- Minoxidil: Minoxidil is thought to promote the survival of human dermal papillary cells (DPCs) or hair cells by activating both extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and Akt and by preventing cell death by increasing the ratio of BCl-2/Bax. Minoxidil may stimulate the growth of human hairs by prolonging anagen through these proliferative and anti-apoptotic effects on DPCs. Minoxidil, when used as a vasodilator, acts by opening adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels in vascular smooth muscle cells. This vasodilation may also improve the viability of hair cells or hair follicles.