Vitadil-5A is a hair loss treatment for men sold under the Scalp Med brand
name. It contains 5% minoxidil, an FDA-approved compound proven to grow hair.
Although the generic version of minoxidil can be purchased at a lower price,
Vitadil-5A contains other ingredients that work together with minoxidil to
maximize its effectiveness in fighting hair loss.
The kit comes with an expeditor/nutrisol. This contains Sabal
Serrulata and Beta-sitosterol which may combat hair loss. It also
contains several other ingredients which while not growing hair, will give it
the appearance of being thicker and fuller.
While some users of Vitadil-5A may find that the results are superior to
using Rogaine or minoxidil alone, the cost of the product is much more expensive
than either of these options. For example, Rogaine can be purchased for less
than $25 per month, generic minoxidil can be bought for less than $15 per month,
yet Vitadil-5A will set you back at least $64 monthly. And since the effects of
the product are reversed if it is discontinued, meaning that you have to take it
indefinitely, the excessive cost can really add up over time.
There are several side effects associated with Vitadil-5A's active
ingredient, minoxidil. These side effects include an irritated and itchy scalp,
as well as an initial increase in hair loss. This initial hair loss can be very
discouraging for those first trying the product, which is why many give up and
discontinue the treatment before giving it enough time to work. There are some
other side effects, although these are rare. They include chest pain, faintness,
dizziness, irregular heartbeat, weight gain and swelling of the feet or hands.
In addition, minoxidil can react with other medications resulting in
complications, so if you are on any other medication, it is recommended that you
speak with a doctor before using minoxidil.
While Vitadil-5A is far more costly than Rogaine and generic minoxidil, the
kit does come with supplemental ingredients that may provide better results.
Ultimately, it is up to the user to decide if the extra cost is worth the better