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If you use Minoxidil, please help others by sharing your experience with side effects. What would you tell your best friend about this product? Please remember that we do not give medical advice. That is for your local health care provider, who is familiar with your medical history.

Minoxidil and pregnancy
Date: 9/14/2015
Hi, i am experincing hairfall from 4 years, earlier i was using minoxidil but i stopped that. And now again i started to use minoxidil from last month and also i m trying to get pregnant is their any side effects?? Can i continue minoxidle untill my pregnancy is conformed??


AskDocWeb: According to the data we have topical Minoxidil has not been studied in pregnant women. Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you plan on becoming pregnant.

Minokem-N 5%
Date: 9/16/2015
I’m using Minokem-n 5 % for 1 month, but there is no progress in hair fall control or hair regrowth… I suggest not to by this product.


Stopping then starting again
Date: 9/17/2015
I am 32 years old (male) and have been using 5% minoxidil for one year, I stopped used it for 2 months ago due to inflammatory skin. I had lost a lot a lot of hair, it seems it is worse than before I used minoxidil. Now I restart using 5% minoxidil. Will I regain hair that I lost during that period? Feel very frustrated now!


AskDocWeb: Because the effectiveness of minoxidil varies so much from one individual to the next, there is no way to know if you will regain that hair or not. If it worked before then it seems likely that it will work again, but how well it will work us unknown.

Oily scalp?
Date: 9/18/2015
Can minoxidil spray be used on the oliy scalp?


AskDocWeb: The product data we have seen does not mention an oily scalp so presumably it does not make any difference in effectiveness. Suggestions from some users with an oily scalp say to use the foam as that doesn’t make the hair oily.

How long to leave it on?
Date: 9/20/2015
How many hours should the oil be on the scalp before washing? or can we keep it on all day long?


AskDocWeb: We haven’t seen a maximum amount of time but the minimum appears to be 4 hours.

Expired Minokem N
Date: 9/23/2015
what happens if i use minokem n 5% solution past the expiry date


AskDocWeb: The effectiveness of the product goes down after it expires so it is unlikely to do what you want it to do.

Hair fall started again
Date: 9/24/2015
hii I m suffering from hair loss problem I’m 22 years old, but hair is falling very much I used kamminomoto oil, it works but after a month I left using that oil so, hairfall starts again


Mentop for beard?
Date: 9/26/2015
is mentop is helpful to maximize beard?


AskDocWeb: That would be off-label use, which means you would be using it for a purpose not recommended by the manufacturer.

Applying more than 1 ml
Date: 9/27/2015
Hi.. sir I’m using androanagen 5% solution of minoxidil… I am applying more than 1 ml as presribed because 1 ml is not sufficient to apply the solutuon on whole sclap… I used to apply alomost 5 ml a day…. Is there any cause of hair fall of applying more than prescribed amount… Plzzzz tell me


AskDocWeb: If you were talking about spices then using more than the recommended amount would be okay but minoxidil is not a spice. Minoxidil is a drug and using more than the recommended amount of a drug is considered an overdose. We hope you realize that this is one form of drug abuse and is hazardous to your health.

Hair fall continues
Date: 9/29/2015
I’m using Mx-5 solution since three weeks but I cant see the best results. My hair fall continuous.


AskDocWeb: The instructions say that if hair fall continues beyond two weeks that you should consult with your doctor.

Mild itching
Date: 10/4/2015
Hi sir, am using minscalp 10% for pat 4 months..I have little hairfall and dandruff(aroung 30 hairfall /day0 i hav little hair loss in middle using minoxidil 10%(minscalp) in that area side am taking biotin 10 mg..wen i can get change sir..past 6 day mild itching in differnet places in head.


Daily hair wash without shampoo?
Date: 10/5/2015
Hi..I am 26years old and suffering from hair loss…my doctor has asked me to use mx-5 along with kz lotion.I am applying mx-5 lotion 2 days a time and not more than 2ml as prescribed. I do have habit of going to gym and because of which I sweat a lot. Can I wash my hair daily (without shampoo)? And with kz lotion 3 times a week?kindly suggest…


AskDocWeb: Rinsing the hair (washing without shampoo) on a daily basis has no effect on the effectiveness of those products used to treat hair loss.

Stopped using Minoxidil, now what?
Date: 10/7/2015
I used Minoxidil 2% solution on my hair and it works. I tried it for 4 months and by seeing visible result I stopped using it.. Now my hair fall is again started. What should I do? Whether I may continue using Minoxidil now?


AskDocWeb: As you have discovered, Minoxidil is only a treatment, not a cure. When you stop using it the problem returns. It seems that you need to decide if the cost and effort involved with its use is worth the result you get, or not.

Numb fingertip?
Date: 10/7/2015
Hi, I am using mintop 5% for last 1yrs now I feel numbering my finger tip (sideeffect) I stop using. what I have to do for recovery. plz Rly me


AskDocWeb: How do you know it was caused by the Mintop? It may be something else but a medical examination should determine the cause of the numbness.

Mintop 5% or 10%?
Date: 10/8/2015
My ages is 30, using Mintop 5% from last 1 year. Not seen any improvement and few areas got thin especially center area. Dermatologist advised me to use 10% on effected area. Kindly tell me, side effects of mintop 10% lotion. It will helps to stop hair fall and develops re-regrowth? Or I need to continue with 5 % as usual?


AskDocWeb: Because of the lack of clinical study we view the 10% formula of minoxidil as an experimental drug. The possible side effects remain to be documented but could include low blood pressure and sexual side effects.
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