Capidense-AA 5% Lotion


20ml Lotion in Bottle

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Capidense Aa 5 %W/V Description

Capidense Aa 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 amount 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.

Weight .020 kg

Minoxidil(5.0 %W/V)


Hair loss

Side Effects

Headache, growth of unwanted facial hair or body hair, itching




Uses of Capidense Aa 5 %W/V

Capidense Aa Lotion is used for the treatment of hair loss.


Contraindications of Capidense Aa 5 %W/V

  • If you are allergic to minoxidil or other components of Capidense Aa 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

Side effects of Capidense Aa 5 %W/V

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

Precautions and Warnings

Precautions and Warnings of Capidense Aa 5 %W/V

Q:Can I apply Capidense Aa Lotion during pregnancy?

A: There is a lack of sufficient data suggesting the safety of Capidense Aa Lotion during pregnancy. Therefore, it should not be used by pregnant women.

Q:Can I apply Capidense Aa Lotion while breastfeeding?

A: Capidense Aa 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.

Q: Can I drive if I have applied Capidense Aa Lotion?

A: It may cause dizziness; therefore, if you feel dizzy after applying Capidense Aa Lotion, avoid driving.

Q: Can I consume alcohol with Capidense Aa Lotion?

A: There is no known interaction of Capidense Aa Lotion with alcohol.

Talk to your doctor if

  • You develop chest pain, rapid heartbeat, dizziness or rash. Seek medical help immediately.
  • Capidense Aa 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

Mode of Action of Capidense Aa 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

Directions for Use of Capidense Aa 5 %W/V

  • Apply Capidense Aa 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 Capidense Aa 5 %W/V

Interactions with other medicines

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

Storage and disposal

Storage and disposal of Capidense Aa 5 %W/V

  • Store Capidense Aa 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 Capidense Aa 5 %W/V


  • Capidense Aa 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 experience any symptoms.
  • 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 Capidense Aa Lotion, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply to compensate for the missed application.


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