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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.

Any negative effect?
Date: 4/17/2016
docter advicd to use minoxidil solution b5 mint after applying minoxidil solution will it have any negative effect?


AskDocWeb: It may or may not have a negative effect. The known possible side effects are listed here.

Minokem 5 or Minoxidil 5
Date: 4/18/2016
Which one is better Minokem 5 or Minoxidil 5?


AskDocWeb: Minokem 5 appears to be a brand name of minoxidil so other than packaging we don’t see a difference.

Numbness in hands and feet
Date: 4/18/2016
Hello sir I have used adhair 2% lotion for 1year. For first 6months I had a good result from 7th on wards I have been losing my hair and also numbness in hands and feet so I have stopped the using minoxidil 2% till now I did not get relief from numbness in hands and feet is it the side effect of minoxidil? I am planning to use minoxidil 5% again plz sir give me a proper suggestion


AskDocWeb: Numbness is not listed as one of the possible side effects of minoxidil however, it can be a symptom of one of the following serious medical conditions.

  • Alcoholism
  • Amyloidosis
  • Benign tumors
  • Blood diseases
  • Cancers impinging on nerves
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Diabetes
  • Epstein-Barr
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herpes simplex
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Kidney disorders
  • Liver disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Shingles
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Toxins and Drugs
  • Vascular damage
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

If your numbness is persistent you should consult with a medical professional as soon as possible.

Heart arrhythmia
Date: 4/18/2016
After using brand name minoxidil for over a week I have developed a heart arrhythmia. So caution to all you out there.


Growing facial hair
Date: 4/21/2016
I am using mintop 10 for growing facial hair after doctor prescription …so what will happen after stop of using mintop 10 after certain months ??


AskDocWeb: Sorry Sunny, that has not been studied in the clinical trials. New hair is likely to fall out over a period of months after discontinuing. The effect of treatment on the face and stopping treatment might have on existing hair is unknown.

M shaped hair line on forehead
Date: 4/23/2016
I’m 21 years old and I’m having forehead bald like “M-SHAPE”…Can I regain my hair by using tugain solution 5…????


AskDocWeb: According to the clinical trials for topical minoxidil it appears there wasn’t enough success with improving hair line to be able to claim that as a benefit.

Morr F 5%
Date: 4/23/2016
hi friends i am using morr f 5% for over 2 months, have seen thickening in my front area, does the hair on my crown area grows back by continuing the meditation


Chest pain and breathing difficulties
Date: 4/24/2016
I am 26 year old boy. I used minoxidil 5%(hairgane) for 4 days and I had chest pain, breathing difficulties. Then I stopped using the product and consulted with a doctor. I would like to know what is the cause of this and what if i try different brand.


AskDocWeb: Those are questions best answered by your personal physician. The forum here is limited to talking about the side effects and effectiveness of minoxidil.

Herbal oil?
Date: 4/25/2016
Can I use minoxidil and other herbal oil for my scalp on alternate days?


AskDocWeb: If you use minoxidil every other day then don’t expect the same results you would get by following the instructions. Several oils have been reported to be used successfully with minoxidil. You can find them listed on the page Herbs for Hair Loss.

Astefin for hairloss?
Date: 4/26/2016
I am 30years old male. For hairloss met a doctor prescribed for minokem n 5% & astefin 1mg for 60 astefin for hairloss… pls pls pls sugest………


AskDocWeb: Astefin appears to be a brand name for Diclofenac potassium (a derivative of Diclofenac). Astefin is an NSAID used to decrease inflammation, pain, and fever.

Severe headache
Date: 4/26/2016
I’m using minioxidil 5% since two days I’m having sevre headace what should i do?


AskDocWeb: The product data sheet for minoxidil says to check with your doctor if you experience headache when using this product.

Someone advised me
Date: 4/26/2016
SUB:I am 23 year old boy and i have found that my front hairline is receeding and middle of my head is also going to bald. Someone has adviced me to use 12.5% morr soln and mix it with 20 drops of disprovate lotion. He also adviced me to take onw finpecia and one xtralgo tablet once in a day. will it help me?


AskDocWeb: Sorry Mukesh, we don’t keep track of drugs made outside of the USA. If the person who advised is not a doctor or dermatologist then we suggest you consult with one.

Suffering hair fall
Date: 4/28/2016
I am suffering hair fall problem since 2007. I am 27 years old. I used Hair4u product. I do not get positive result. Can you please help me what should I need to do? Please help me.


AskDocWeb: People lose hair for a number of reasons and until you identify the cause, it makes no sense to choose a treatment. For example, if you were losing hair because of a vitamin deficiency the treatment would be different from what would be used to treat a fungal infection. To find out what is causing the hair loss consult with a dermatologist.

When to apply oil
Date: 5/2/2016
Today i got the product hair4u 2%. I applied morning and evening. When will i apply oil for my hair before or after applying the solution?


AskDocWeb: The instructions say to allow the product to dry completely. Any time after that would seem to be okay.

Beard growth?
Date: 5/4/2016
Minsclap plus It is use full for beard growth..?


AskDocWeb: Although it “may” work using it on the face is not recommended.
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