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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 side effects?
Date: 5/7/2016
Hello sir, I am 22 years old I found my hair losses 2 years ago and I get treatment doc was said to use mx5. I have used it for 2 years but not recover my hairs and if is their any side effects of mx 5 please tell I will use it or not.


AskDocWeb: Mx5 is one of the brand name minoxidil products. MX5 appears to be the low alcohol formula minoxidil. You can read about the possible side effect here.

Facial hair growth
Date: 5/10/2016
Hi I am 30 year old female and I am using this product since 2 weeks and I can see great results and hair fall is reduced 95 percent. I have also noticed facial hair growth on my cheeks. My doctor suggested me to use once a week but using mintop once a week is showing no results and there is lots of hair fall.


Hair loss with dandruff
Date: 5/11/2016
Hi, my age is 24. My hairloss is started with drandruff. I lost my hair totally in top of the to recover my hair..any treatment is having to recover my hair.please tell me any suggestions. Thank you


AskDocWeb: We suggest getting a complete medical checkup in an attempt to discover the cause of your hair loss. If that doesn’t reveal the cause then consult with a dermatologist.

25 year old
Date: 5/11/2016
I am 25 years old. I am suffering from dry scalp and hair fall. Can I use this minoxidil product or not?


AskDocWeb: Just because you can do something doesn’t mean that it is a good idea. If your hair loss is caused by a poor diet (without needed vitamins) then minoxidil will not solve that issue. Likewise if your thyroid is not working right minoxidil will not help. Getting a complete medical examination may reveal the cause of the problem for which an appropriate treatment can then be prescribed.

Reason for hairfall
Date: 5/13/2016
Hi.. Im Preethi…Im 24yrs old… I have hairfall frm last 6 months and i even checked with my doctor. As i had vitamin d deficiency he suggested me with vitamin tablets and minscalp 5% .. Im using it for past 3 months n i dont see any difference in my hairfall.. And my hair becomes very dry after using minscalp. My hairfall is less when i dont apply it.. My vitamin d is also fine now. What will be the actual reason for my hairfall?


AskDocWeb: We could speculate but that would only be a guess. One of the problems with dealing with hair loss is that it can have multiple causes working at the same time. Sometimes a specialist is needed and for hair loss that would be a dermatologist.

Every other day?
Date: 5/17/2016
I want to start using rogaine but can I use 5% instead of 2% and not put I use liquid type and it feels oily. I bath every other day so I can use it 4 hours before bathing.please advice


AskDocWeb: Increasing the dosage and reducing applications to one-fourth of what the manufacturer recommends is not likely to produce the results you want. For best results follow the directions that come with the product.

Date: 5/17/2016
Can I use oil with coviert?


AskDocWeb: Sorry Gourav, we have no information about a product called Coviert.

Which percent is good
Date: 5/18/2016
Hlo sir… I’m losing my hair from last 6 years… Now front side on my head is almost baldness…very little hair left…i used many medicens but not effected… So now i want to use mintop… But which percent is good for me….5 or 10%


AskDocWeb: Since the active ingredient in Mintop is minoxidil we look to the manufacturer of minoxidil for recommendations. They recommend the 2% solution for women and 5% for men.

Use of Mintop
Date: 5/19/2016
Hi, can we use this mintop 5% product on the complete head or only at the effected area?


AskDocWeb: Its intended use is only on the scalp.

Not getting good results
Date: 5/25/2016
I’m using mintop10 and finix tablet by Dr Reddy using last 5 months and I am not getting good result and along this product can I use mustered oil and any type of shampoo I want to know I thing also which docter knows about your products in south Delhi


AskDocWeb: Sorry to hear that you aren’t getting good results. At some point you just have to accept the fact that it doesn’t work for everyone and one of those might be you. For us that point would come at 6 months.

We don’t have any physical products, only this website which publishes consumer comments and health information.

Many types of oil have been used to treat hair loss but only a few of them have proven useful. In 1998 researchers at the Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen (United Kingdom) conducted a 7 month study proving essential oils could successfully treat alopecia areata. The essential oils used in the trials were Rosemary, Thyme, Sweet Basil, and Lavender.

After minoxidil
Date: 5/27/2016
I am 24 year male, I think isomnia and family history is cause of my hair loss, I want to use minoxidil (trugain 5%). But you wrote “Minoxidil has a short half-life”. Should I continue using minoxidil after hair regrowth or can stop after regrowth?


AskDocWeb: Everything we have read on this subject says that the new hair that minoxidil caused to grow will fall out within a few months after discontinuing use.
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