John's Case

John's Case

A 30-year-old male patient, John, required a repeat prescription for minoxidil base 5%. He complained to his pharmacist, Mrs Johnson, about the dripping and greasiness of the previous preparation when applying the product on his scalp to treat his alopecia.

The Challenge
The scalp is, like other hairy skin parts, a difficult-to-treat area.

The Solution
By compounding with the unique Fagron trademark vehicles from Fagron Advanced Derma, pharmacists are able to deliver exclusive solutions that add significant value and offer customized treatment to patients. Patient satisfaction, therapy compliance and patients’ quality of life are thus improved.

The Cure
Mrs Johnson compounded minoxidil base 5% in Espumil™. To enhance treatment, she proposed to John’s prescriber that tretinoin 0.01% be added. John was very happy with the skin feel and user friendliness afforded by Espumil™. He has already brought his repeat prescription.