Frequently Asked Questions
No. Janupron is a strong allergenic drug; do not use it without consulting a specialist doctor.
In order to start the treatment of diphencyprone drug, an initial sensitivity test is needed first. The purpose of this test is to observe the reactions of the immune system (including itching of the scalp, flaking of the head, redness, blisters, and complications similar to sunburn, etc.), which determines the result. For this reason, doctors usually use the highest percentage of the solution on a small area of skin (4 x 4 cm) of the arm or the damaged part of the head in the preliminary stage (sensitization).
It is recommended to use a cover during this period to prevent sunlight from coming into contact with the treated area. During the treatment, you should be careful not to touch the areas on which diphencyprone has been applied, and the doctor or the person applying the solution to the person’s head should wear gloves.
The percentage of Janupron solution is determined by the attending physician for each patient. The immune response in different people may be created with different percentages.
Doctors usually use the highest percentage of the solution, which is 2%, on a small area of the skin (4 x 4 cm) in the preliminary stage (sensitization). This 2% solution can be used on the lesion (damaged area) or on the arm.
After one to two weeks from the initial test, we enter the treatment phase, and in the first stage, the doctor uses the lowest percentage of the solution (0.0001%) in the parts that are empty of hair and checks the skin’s reaction. This work is done once a week, and 1 ml of the solution is enough in each session.
You should be re-examined by the doctor one month after starting the treatment. The doctor will readjust the concentration of the Januprone solution used according to your response to the previous concentration. If there is no response, the doctor may stop the treatment. In the event of successful treatment and hair regrowth, the doctor will change the concentration and frequency of use of the drug or stop the treatment completely.
The first side effects of diphencyprone are skin redness and itching that last for 24 to 48 hours after use. In some patients, swelling, itching, burning, blistering, etc. may be severe and even unbearable, in which case the doctor will order to stop the treatment.
The solution should remain on the scalp for 6 to 24 hours and then be washed, and it is recommended to use a cover during this time to prevent sunlight from hitting the head. The doctor will announce the duration of the medicine’s remaining on the scalp for other areas of hair loss.
Our recommendation is to store Janupron in the refrigerator at 2–8 degrees Celsius. Protect the medicine from sunlight and freezing. Storage at room temperature (less than 25 degrees Celsius) and for a short period of time (for example, up to two days) does not cause any problems. You can observe the stability of the solution by changing its color. Any color change indicates instability.
It should be used for up to one month and must be kept in the refrigerator.
In the case of eye contact, it leads to mild inflammation. After contact with the eyes, do not rub the eyes and immediately wash the eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. While washing, open and close your eyes several times to ensure sufficient washing. See a doctor if symptoms worsen.
If the medicine is swallowed by the patient, a large amount of water or milk should be fed to him immediately to dilute the amount of active ingredients. Then go to the hospital immediately. Do not induce vomiting in any way.