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How to take your medication

Learn how to use different medication options in order to choose the most convienient product for you. There are alot of options out there and we are here to help you figure it out

Cialis/Tadalafil

Take 1 pill 2 hours to 30 minutes before sex

It should begin to work within 2 hours

Each pill will last around 24-36 hours

Take 1 pill 2 hours to 30 minutes before sex

It should begin to work within 2 hours

Each pill will last around 24-36 hours

Viagra/Sildenafil

Take 1 pill at least 2 hours to 30 minutes before sexual activity

It should begin to work within 30 minutes to 1 hour

Each pill will last around 4-18 hours

Take 1 pill at least 2 hours to 30 minutes before sexual activity

It should begin to work within 30 minutes to 1 hour

Each pill will last around 4-18 hours

Cialis Daily/Tadalafil Daily

Take 1 pill 2 hours to 30 minutes before sex

It should begin to work within 2 hours

Each pill will last around 24-36 hours

Take 1 pill 2 hours to 30 minutes before sex

It should begin to work within 2 hours

Each pill will last around 24-36 hours

PE Gel

Apply the gel onto the glans and shaft 10-15 minutes before sexual activity

Rub over the surface in a circular motion untill it disolves

Wash your hands and penis prior to sex to prevent transfer

Apply the gel onto the glans and shaft 10-15 minutes before sexual activity

Rub over the surface in a circular motion untill it disolves

Wash your hands and penis prior to sex to prevent transfer

Minoxidil

To be applied twice daily to dry scalp

Apply 20 drops ~1mL or ½ of a dropperful directly to the scalp areas of concern

Wait for the area to dry before applying other products.

To be applied twice daily to dry scalp

Apply 20 drops ~1mL or ½ of a dropperful directly to the scalp areas of concern

Wait for the area to dry before applying other products.

Important note:​

It may cause some scalp irritation. It may be slightly oily on application due to the vehicle.

Part the hair and apply directly to the scalp. This is where the follicles of the hair are, and this is where minoxidil works. Minoxidil stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles and encourages regrowth of hair by stimulating dormant follicles.

It can take 4-6 months to see a difference in thickness and regrowth. You may see shedding in the first two months and that’s normal! Shedding means dormant follicles are being stimulated to enter a growing phase.

Minoxidil’s action may be increased by using it with finasteride. These products may be more effective together

Finasteride oral

To be taken orally once daily

Finasteride reduces the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is the cause for male pattern baldness

Continue to take this medication to maintain growth

To be taken orally once daily

Finasteride reduces the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is the cause for male pattern baldness

Continue to take this medication to maintain growth

Important note:​

Common side effects of finasteride include a runny nose and headache. More rare side effects include decreases in libido semen volume and erectile dysfunction.

Finasteride can cause complications in pregnancy. Women who are pregnant or of childbearing age should not handle this medication

 

Finasteride topical

To be used once daily to the areas of concern on the scalp.

Apply 15-20 drops equal to about one dropperful or 1mL (about ⅓ to ½ of the dropper will appear full)

Make sure it is applied to the scalp and not the hair

To be used once daily to the areas of concern on the scalp.

Apply 15-20 drops equal to about one dropperful or 1mL (about ⅓ to ½ of the dropper will appear full)

Make sure it is applied to the scalp and not the hair

Important note:​

Finasteride works by reducing the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is the cause of male pattern baldness

Common side effects of finasteride include a runny nose and headache. More rare side effects include decreases in libido semen volume and erectile dysfunction. These side effects are decreased with the use of a topical formulation.

Finasteride can cause complications in pregnancy. Women who are pregnant or of childbearing age should not handle this medication. It is important to wash your hands before and after the use of this medication to prevent the medication from being transferred to your partner.

Biotin

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, plays a role in supporting healthy skin hair and nails.

We provide dissolvable tablets.

One tablet daily will help support healthy skin hair and nails

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, plays a role in supporting healthy skin hair and nails.

We provide dissolvable tablets.

One tablet daily will help support healthy skin hair and nails

Varenicline

Take one pill twice daily with food

Start with the lower dose as directed on the label in order to titrate (slowly increase) the dose to minimize side effects

Get advice or counselling from our medical and pharmacy team if you are experiencing trouble quitting

Take one pill twice daily with food

Start with the lower dose as directed on the label in order to titrate (slowly increase) the dose to minimize side effects

Get advice or counselling from our medical and pharmacy team if you are experiencing trouble quitting

Important note:​

The medication comes with tablets of two doses (starter pack, 0.5mg, 1mg).

There are 3 ways to stop smoking when you use this medication:

Fixed quit date: Set a date to stop smoking, and start your medication 8-14 days BEFORE this date

Flexible quit date: start taking the medication and quit smoking between days 8-35 of taking the medication (weeks 2-5)

Gradual quitting: Start taking the medication with the goal to reduce smoking to quit by the end of 12 weeks. With this routine, some people may need to take the medication for a total of 24 weeks. Aim to reduce smoking by half within the first 4 weeks then half again at 8 weeks.

It is not advised to take this medication with alcohol as it can increase the symptoms of intoxication, dizziness, and drowsiness.

Get advice or counselling from our medical and pharmacy team if you are experiencing trouble quitting.