Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved drug used to treat Androgenic Alopecia. Minoxidil response varies from person to person. Some are responding to minoxidil treatment and some are not. This interindividual variability is because of insufficient sulphotransferase in the scalp region. Researchers found that in the global population 60% of people are not having enough sulphotransferase. This enzyme is very important for the conversion of minoxidil into minoxidil sulphate in the scalp region. Minoxidil is a pro drug and is in inactive stage. Minoxidil sulphate is the active form of minoxidil. This activated minoxidil sulphate acts effectively and gives good results for hair regrowth treatment.
Till now minoxidil is using as a trial and error for treating hair loss. People don’t know about the status of sulphotransferase present in the scalp region. One should wait for 6 to 8 months to see the results. Till then they should use minoxidil to see the results. It is frustrating to doctors as well as patients to wait for a long time to see the results. To solve this problem for the first time in India Trichogene a startup company came up with Minoxidil response Test (MRT). With a simple buccal swab sample, we can determine whether minoxidil will work or not in as low as 7 days. Just collect the buccal swab sample and send to the lab. Trichogene-MRT is a pharmacogenetics test that analyses DNA and gives valuable information on sulphotransferase levels. MRT report will provide whether you are a responder to Minoxidil treatment or not with 100% accuracy. MRT saves lot of time and money. It is a peace of mind test that helps doctors to provide more precise and accurate air loss treatment. For non responders, doctors will treat based on their clinical history and life style by adjusting the minoxidil dosage along with supporting treatment strategies that increase the minoxidil efficacy.
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Trichogene-MRT kits available all over India. One can order kit from www.trichogene.in. MRT is very affordable and easy and it is backed by strong scientific research and evidence said the founders of Trichogene– Dr.M. Sai Babu and Mohd.Rizwan Younus.
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