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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.

Faintness, dizziness, and heart palpitations
Date: 11/14/2015
Was on kirkland minox5%..seen some results but side effects hav began after 6months..faintness, dizziness, heart palpitation and after two days chest pain…am now off..been 4 days now slight improvement from side effects…can I completely reduce the amount of minox..and what size should I cut off to..pliz help..thanks


AskDocWeb: It sounds like you need a medical exam to find out what is causing those symptoms. There may be something else going on that might need medical attention.

Medicine birthing?
Date: 11/19/2015
Sir use for minoxidil please infomisione in hindi this medicine birthing before but night time use please infomisione please sir


AskDocWeb: Sorry Birendar, we do not understand your post. Hopefully you can find someone who speaks English to help you with it.

Mintop forte 5%
Date: 11/25/2015
hi sir im using mintop forte 5%. I have noticed more hair loss its is a normal are not i started just 3 weeks i m loss my all old hair

mintop forte 5%

AskDocWeb: The instructions say to check with your doctor if hair loss continues beyond 2 weeks of use.

Beard and moustache
Date: 11/28/2015
Is mintop 2% good for beard and mostache growth? I used it for 2 weeks on my face. Does it cause any problem?


AskDocWeb: Although it “might” work that has not been studied enough to know the effects and is not recommended.

Continuously losing hair
Date: 11/26/2015
Hii sir..this is Chandu age 25 I suffering from hair loss from 4months…i consulted a doctor he prescribed me minoxidol hair joy, biotaplus tablets I am using the medicine from 2 months..but no change my hair is continuously losing when I taking head bath and when I combed my hair…please say me the solution to regrow hair. Is this hairjoy is best solution or not I saw another product hair 4u which is best.


AskDocWeb: First you should know that losing 50 to 100 hairs a day is normal. Your body replaces them naturally with new hair growth. Excessive hair loss is a symptom of a number of medical problems that require attention which is why we recommend getting a complete medical checkup, especially for those under 30 who have excessive hair loss.

Minoxidil takes 3 to 6 months to start showing new hair growth. However, the instructions say to check with your doctor if hair loss continues beyond 2 weeks of use.

Date: 11/30/2015
Hi iam using mx-5 solution without dermatologist advice…..can I use it…. And one more I am smoker it causes any damage?


AskDocWeb: Smoking is known to constrict the blood vessels which reduces the amount of nutrients the hair follicles need to thrive.

Will my hair become dependent?
Date: 12/7/2015
Hello (sorry for my bad english). I’m a 22 year old man who have been using rogaine for a week. Then I have read a lot of terrifying forums about initial shedding etc.. I wan’t to stop immediatly, but have my hair become dependent? If I stop now, will I regrow hair that have been lost because of rogaine? Best regards


AskDocWeb: One week is not enough time for much of anything to happen, certainly not dependence.

After re-growth
Date: 12/12/2015
If my hair re-grow in bald area after use of Minoxidil 5%. Do I have to use it even after re-growth of hair in bald area?


AskDocWeb: Yes, if you stop using it the re-grown hair will gradually fall out over a period of months. That’s why they call it a treatment rather than a cure.

Bald area
Date: 12/12/2015
I’m a 20 year male and facing a severe hair loss does Minoxidil 5%. Can help me in growing new hair in my bald area?


AskDocWeb: If the bald area is on the vertex of your scalp then there is a good chance that the minoxidil will help.

Hair not regrowing
Date: 12/13/2015
Hii I am using mintop 10 % last 6 month dr throw but still my hair not regrowing why?


AskDocWeb: It’s a sad fact but Mintop does not work for everyone.

Date: 12/14/2015
I am applying minoxidil 5% on my scalp. And I am taking biotin pills. Can I apply this minoxidal in my eyebros becoz I am losing them too. If I can apply how much should I apply or how many times a day??


AskDocWeb: Using minoxidil on any area other than the scalp is not recommended.

Date: 12/15/2015
Hiii I have been using the minoxidil 5oil for hair loss control since 4months. I m getting good results its but I confuse which shampoo I can use with it and during this period my facial hair is bit growing. Is it possible it is not more harm my face. Plz answer to encourage me


AskDocWeb: The manufacturer does not specify a specific shampoo. Although we recommend Nisim any shampoo that supports healthy hair growth would work.

Is this effective?
Date: 12/20/2015
Hi. I am 19 years old I lost hair from both crown part lightly so I ami using minoxidil 5% ..should i continue this? is this effective for me??


AskDocWeb: The effectiveness varies from person to person. Please note that the 5% solution is approved for use only by men in the U.S. of A.

In a study conducted in Germany (funded by Pfizer Group) dermatologists conducted a 1-year observational study in 984 men with male-pattern hair loss. At the end of 1 year dermatologists reported that hair loss areas of the scalp had become:

smaller in 62% of the patients,

unchanged in 35.1% and

larger in 2.9%.

Evaluating the effectiveness of minoxidil in stimulating hair regrowth, the investigators found the 5% solution:

very effective in 15.9% of patients,

effective in 47.8%,

moderately effective in 20.6% and

ineffective in 15.7%.

At the end of the study the mean score of patient satisfaction on a scale of 0 (extremely dissatisfied) to 10 (very satisfied) was 4.4.
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