The recommended dose is 1 mL applied twice daily to the scalp, starting in the center of the affected area. This dose should be used no matter how large the area to which it is being applied. The maximum daily dose is 2 mL.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
The solution comes with a pump-spray applicator, a rub-on applicator, an extended spray tip applicator, and a child-resistant dropper. The spray is more convenient for applying to large areas of the scalp, while the other applicators make it easier to use on small areas of the scalp or under hair. Refer to package directions for details on the best way to apply the solution with each dosage form.
It is important that the solution stay in contact with the scalp for at least 4 hours after application. During this time, avoid activities such as swimming, showering, or physical activity that may cause excessive perspiration.
If you are washing your hair before applying the medication, use a mild shampoo. To avoid eye irritation, wash your hands well after applying this medication to the scalp. Avoid inhaling the spray mist. Do not apply this medication to any area of the body other than the scalp.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.