Silokast - pharmacological agents for the treatment of alopecia areata.
Structure and Composition
Silokast is available as a solution for outdoor applications. Active ingredients - dimexide and livanol. Besides the preparation contains more castor oil. 100g Silokasta livanola contained 3%, 65% and 32% Dimexidum castor oil. Externally, the drug is a two-phase solution consisting of two layers. The upper layer was light yellow color and the lower layer was almost colorless.
Produced Silokast in glass bottles of 50 and 100 g carton 1 bottle with instruction.
Pharmacological action Silokasta
According to the instructions Silokast stimulates hair growth. Livanol a silicone compound, and has a stimulating effect on the hair follicles. Dimexidum promotes good penetration of the active ingredient to the hair follicles and roots. Castor oil is a source of provitamin A and D, improves trophic roots of the hair.
Silokast recommended for alopecia areata in children and adults over 15 years old.
This drug is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the ingredients of the drug, recent myocardial infarction. Children under 15 years of age, pregnancy and lactation as a contraindication.
The caution should be applied Silokast in patients over 60 years.
Instructions Silokasta: Dosage and administration
According to the instructions Silokast used externally. It should be applied to the scalp with a cotton swab. The drug is applied by gentle blotting (in any case do not rub!) Scalp 2 times a day. The recommended daily dose Silokasta 1-5, the duration of treatment with this drug is selected individually depending on the intensity and duration of the disease. In the opinion of Silokast takes effect within 1-1, 5 months of starting treatment. Usually the course of treatment is 3-6 months.
In the opinion of Silokast effectively helps with alopecia areata I-II degree in 22% of cases, 5% use of the drug does not affect the state of the hair growth, in other cases, there is some improvement. If necessary, they can be assigned to repeated courses of therapy.
Side effects Silokasta
According to reviews Silokast rarely causes local side effects in the form of mild burning, itching, and redness in the area of rubbing.
Interaction with other drugs
Not applicable interaction Silokasta and other pharmacological agents.
Special instructions for use Silokasta
The solution must be shaken before use to evenly distribute all the layers.