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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.

Life long use?
Date: 6/25/2016
Greetings sir, If our hair resumes its loss after stopping the use of any hair loss product, then what is the point in using it. Because life long use of the products like minidoxil is very expensive. I am one of the patients undergoing hair loss treatment with Grocapix solution in the day time and Minidoxil in the nights. My hair loss problem is almost gone and my doctor is about to eliminate one of the medicines. I request you to address me as soon as possible. Thank You


AskDocWeb: The point (intention) is to keep as much hair on the head as long as possible. Unfortunately medical science has not yet discovered what we would consider to be a good solution to the problem of hair loss.

Frustrated by spending so much
Date: 6/25/2016
Hello..!! I hv been suffering from hair fall from lst 5yrs but after 2yrs i hv started losing my hairs. My hairstylist has suggested me to use aminexill for d hair loss but when I searched on google it showed aminexill is not a licensed product an it suggested minoxidil but the side effect it showed after stop ussing minoxidil is the hair we gain, we start losing after we stop… M hair loss is on medium stage. Can u please suggest me which product I should use aminexil or minoxidil coz now i am feeling frustrated by spending so much and did not got a good result


AskDocWeb: The choice of which product depends on what is causing the hair to fall out. If someone has a thyroid problem that would require a different treatment than someone who has a fungal infection. Both of those can cause hair loss but to find out what is causing your hair to fall out you would need a medical examination, preferably by a dermatologist.

What percentage of minoxidil?
Date: 6/25/2016
I’m khaled. I live in Bangladesh. My age is 30 years old. I lost my hair top of head and scale visible. Which percentage of minoxidil could I use. e.g. 2% or 5% or 10%????? Please advise me as soon as possible to me. Thank you Sir


AskDocWeb: The 2% is generally recommended for women and the 5% for men. In the USA 10% minoxidil has not been approved for use by our Food and Drug Administration.

Is this worth it?
Date: 6/28/2016
Hello AskDocWeb, I am 24 years old. There is history of baldness in both mother and fathers side. With suggestion of relative (Pharmacist) I had started using Minoxidil (Mintop 5%) for a few weeks, after that i stopped using that. Now i am doubting that ‘ is this worth to use minoxidil in my case, as my family having history of hair loss’. Please suggest me. Thank You.


AskDocWeb: Minoxidil does require a certain amount of time, effort, and cost to apply it twice a day according to the directions. Whether or not it is worth it is a decision you have to make for yourself.

Friends saying leave this treatment
Date: 6/29/2016
Sir m 25 year old.m using minoxidle 5% from last 4 year…and took finax 1 mg 12 month…i got side affect like tingling feet, reddened skin and sexual problem…now m confused what friends saying leave this treatment and try homeopathic treatment…suggest me.


AskDocWeb: It is good to have friends that want to help but they are not a good substitute for a medical opinion. For that you would need to get a medical examination so that a doctor could evaluate your condition.

Suffering hair loss
Date: 6/29/2016
I’m 19 years old and I’m suffering hair loss. I just want to ask should I use mintop5% solution for thinning of hairs. Or is it helpful and for how much time i should use this product?


AskDocWeb: We advocate getting a medical examination to determine the cause of the hair loss before choosing a treatment. Otherwise you would only be guessing with only a small chance of being right.

MINTOP 5% or 10%?
Date: 7/2/2016
Helo sir… I had hair flling prblem…frm last 5…6 hair is very thin…hair fall happens only my front side of head Many types of drugs i used but no resulte found. Know from one month iam using MINTOP 5% ones time a day…which happens more hair falll in first 2 weeks know falling hair is almost stoped…. Can i use 10% after fishing of this 5% bottle… Suggest me plz


AskDocWeb: Although formulas stronger than 5% are being used in some countries, they are considered experimental here and are not recommended. Clinical trials have not proven they are safe to use.

Minoxidil alternatives?
Date: 7/2/2016
I tried Minoxidil years ago (maybe 5 years) and experienced what appeared to be heart palpitations…I discontinued and thought about trying again, but I’m thinking that it may not be a good idea. Are there alternatives using Minoxidil that are equally affective? Thanks


AskDocWeb: One thing to consider when looking for alternatives is that if a drug is strong enough to have an effect then it is also strong enough to produce side effects. In this case Propecia is the only thing that comes close in effectiveness. And yes, side effects are possible so do some reading.

Date: 7/4/2016
Hi, I am using minoxi 5% from last two days i want to know whether i can do oiling after using 5% solution.


AskDocWeb: The directions say to allow the Minoxidil to completely dry for 2 to 4 hours after applying it. Applying oil before the Minoxidil has dried may reduce the effectiveness of that treatment.

How long to use minoxidil?
Date: 7/4/2016
Wanted to know for how much time i have to
use minioxidil 5% for the hairfall due to heredity problem?? Is it for life long or i can discontinue it??

I’m just 18

AskDocWeb: There seems to be no limitation on how long minoxidil may be used, however, in order to keep the hair that this product causes to grow you have to keep using the product. Once minoxidil is discontinued the hair that it caused to grow falls out over the following few months. After that the hair loss slows to the rate it was before using the product.
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