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Foligro 5% Lotion

60ml Lotion in Bottle
MRP 495.00
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Foligro 5 %W/V Description

Foligro Lotion is used in the treatment of hair loss. It contains minoxidil as its active medicine. It dilates the blood vessels and stimulates hair growth on the scalp. Using more than the advised a

mount is not going to increase hair growth. It may take a few months before you see results. Avoid contact with eyes, nose, mouth. In case it gets into any of these, immediately wash with water. Do not use it during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you have heart diseases or high blood pressure, consult with your doctor before using the same.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹435.60
You Save₹59.40 (12% on MRP)
ContainsMinoxidil(5.0 %W/V)
UsesHair loss
Side effectsHeadache, growth of unwanted facial hair or body hair, itching
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Uses of Foligro 5 %W/V

Foligro Lotion is used for the treatment of hair loss.

Contraindications of Foligro 5 %W/V

  • If you are allergic to minoxidil or other components of Foligro Lotion.
  • If you have a shaved scalp.
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
  • If you are using any other topical medicines or occlusive dressings on your scalp
  • If you have a high blood pressure problem.
  • If you have any scalp abnormality like scalp psoriasis.
  • If your age is more than 65 years or less than 18 years.

Side effects of Foligro 5 %W/V

  • Headache
  • Growth of unwanted facial hair or body hair
  • Itching
  • Rash

Precautions and Warnings of Foligro 5 %W/V



Can I apply Foligro Lotion during pregnancy?
There is a lack of sufficient data suggesting the safety of Foligro Lotion during pregnancy. Therefore, it should not be used by pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Can I apply Foligro Lotion while breastfeeding?
Foligro Lotion, when used for a prolonged duration on a larger area, can be absorbed and secreted in breast milk. Hence, it is better to avoid this Lotion while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have applied Foligro Lotion?
It may cause dizziness; therefore, if you feel dizzy after applying Foligro Lotion, avoid driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Foligro Lotion?
There is no known interaction of Foligro Lotion with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop chest pain, rapid heartbeat, dizziness or rash. Seek medical help immediately.
  • Foligro Lotion is recommended only for male pattern baldness. Do not use it if you have sudden and patchy hair loss and hair loss due to childbirth.
  • Patients with known heart disease or high blood pressure should take their doctor's opinion before using this Lotion.
  • It should not be used on any body parts other than the scalp.
  • You observe no hair growth even after using for four months, then seek your doctor's advice.

Mode of Action of Foligro 5 %W/V

How Does It Work?

Minoxidil dilates the blood vessels on the scalp. It increases the blood circulation to hair follicles and promotes their growth.

Directions for Use of Foligro 5 %W/V

  • Apply Foligro Lotion when your scalp and hair are completely dry.
  • Apply the amount advised to the area of the scalp being treated, beginning with the centre of the area using the applicator provided.
  • Do not shampoo your hair for 4 hours after applying this Lotion.
  • Wash your hands immediately after applying this Lotion.
  • This Lotion is for use on the scalp only. This medicine should be kept away from the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash the area thoroughly with cold water, if the medicine gets into our eyes.
  • Do not use a hairdryer after applying this medicine.
  • Applying more than advised or more often is not going to be more effective.

Interactions of Foligro 5 %W/V

Interactions with other medicines

Do not use corticosteroids, tretinoin or dithranol along with Foligro Lotion, as it can lead to a fall in blood pressure.

Storage and disposal of Foligro 5 %W/V

  • Store Foligro Lotion below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat
  • Keep it out of the reach of children

Dosage of Foligro 5 %W/V


  • Foligro Lotion is only for external use and should not be swallowed. In case of accidental ingestion or application over larger areas for a prolonged time, consult a doctor immediately if you experien...
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  • Signs and symptoms of overdose would be swelling of face, hands, and feet, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, dizziness and weakness.

Missed a Dose

If you miss applying Foligro Lotion, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details


Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I use a hairdryer after applying Foligro Lotion?

A: Do not use a hairdryer to dry the scalp after you apply Foligro Lotion. Using a hairdryer on the scalp may decrease the effectiveness of treatment.

Q: Which shampoo should be used while using Foligro Lotion?

A: Follow a normal hair care routine. However, the use of mild and gentle shampoo is the best for hair.

Q: Can I get my hair wet after applying Foligro Lotion?

A: Allow Foligro Lotion to completely dry for 4 hours after applying it. After four hours you can wash your hair.

Q: Can I comb my hair after applying Foligro Lotion?

A: Allow around 30 minutes for Foligro Lotion to absorb sufficiently into your scalp before you brush your hair. This will ensure the hairbrush removes no product.

Q: Can I apply hair oil after applying Foligro Lotion?

A: Apply Foligro Lotion and let it absorb for 2-4 hours or more after which you can apply hair oil.

Q: How long can I use Foligro Lotion?

A: You can use Foligro Lotion for as long as a doctor has told you. Do not use it continuously. Applying more than advised or more often is not going to be more effective. Please follow your doctor's instructions and apply it in the exact dose and frequency advised by your doctor.

Q: What are the side effects of Foligro Lotion?

A: Headache, growth of unwanted facial hair or body hair, itching are a few common side effects of Foligro Lotion. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.
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