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Adeel Arshad

Authored on 24 January 2024 by Adeel Arshad,

Reviewed 24 January 2024 by Dr Ruch Karunadasa.

Sons Non-Prescription


Cream medication

Minoxidil solution increases blood flow and oxygen in vessels which reactivates and revitalises shrunken hair follicles.

Medication effect duration

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What conditions can Sons Non-Prescription be used for

Sons Non-Prescription contains Minoxidil, used in the treatment of men with mild hair loss that are experiencing the early signs of a receding hairline and hair loss in the crown area.

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How to use Sons Non-Prescription

Non Prescription is a treatment plan that can become part of your daily routine. Here’s our guidelines for use:

  • Use the DHT Blocking Shampoo once a day as part of your normal showering routine - massage into your scalp to create a lather, leave in for 60-90 seconds and rinse.
  • Apply the Minoxidil solution to the affected areas of your scalp once it is dry - our recommendation is do this once in the morning after showering and once in the evening before bed.
  • Take a Biotin capsule orally once a day at a time that suits you.


  • The active substance is minoxidil. Each mililitre (ml) of solution contains 50 mg of minoxidil. 1 ml is equivalent to 10 sprays.

Other Ingredients

  • Ethanol 96%, propylene glycol and purified water.

A full list of non-active ingredients (excipients) can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Who cannot use Full Works

Minoxidil 5% cutaneous solution should not be used by women.

Minoxidil 5% cutaneous solution should not be used in patients under 18 years.

Minoxidil 5% cutaneous solution should not be used in patients aged over 65 years

A full list of contraindications and cautions is available in the full summary of Full Works characteristics.

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Side effects

Sons Non-Prescription is generally well tolerated, but as is the case with all medication, a minority of patients may experience side effects from using the drug.

Side effects can include:

Contact a doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms - you may need urgent medical treatment

  • Swelling of the face, lips or throat which makes it difficult to swallow or breathe. This could be a sign of a severe allergic reaction (frequency not known, cannot be estimated from the available data).
  • Swollen hands or feet (common).
  • Persistent redness, rash or irritation of the scalp (not known).
  • Faintness or dizziness (uncommon).
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat (rare).
  • Chest pain (rare).
  • Low blood pressure (not known).
  • Sudden unexplained weight gain (common).

Other side effects which may occur:

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

  • Headache

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Itching of the skin or rash.
  • Excessive hair growth.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

  • Feeling sick (nausea).

A more complete list of side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet.

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