Consumer Reports on Minoxidil, page 118

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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.

Changes in hair color
Date: 10/30/2016
Regarding yellowing, green alien looking hair. I was asked last week if I’d been abducted. I swim – so assumed it was coming from some chemical interaction in the pool. Or maybe eating too many peas. Or the B vitamins I OD’d on. Today I put the Minoxodil on the scalp and hair at the kitchen sink. I had put some bleach in the sink prior to this and noticed when rinsing my hands – the deep yellow colour in sink. So put some Minox in a little bleach. Low and behold. My yellow hair dye. You can try L’oreal Expert shampoo for white hair which helps. Not too much or your hair might turn blue instead. Lemon juice. Ketchup. Google it. Or just slap on some conditioner and allow to be absorbed and dry – then apply the Minoxodil. Shampooing a couple hours later. It can and does work. Good luck.


When I stop
Date: 11/9/2016
Hi iam using minoxidial topical solution 5 last one year when I stop the regrow hair is falling and now i feel itchy on my scalp.


Hair growth for patchy beards?
Date: 11/13/2016
I’m using a hair regrowth product for men, by equate. It has minoxidil as the main ingredient. I read online somewhere, that you can use this to promote hair growth for patchy beards. Will this work?


AskDocWeb: That would be ?off-label? use, which means that the medication was not intended for that purpose and in this case is not approved for use on the face. How effective it would be can not be determined because it has not been studied in a clinical setting.

What is the cause?
Date: 11/16/2016
After 2-3 month uses of morr f 5% i have seen my hair loss getting stop but after 4-5 my hair loss are increasing.. plz tell me now what is the cause?


AskDocWeb: You would need an examination by a dermatologist in order to determine the most likely cause and the most appropriate treatment.

Is this due to sex?
Date: 11/16/2016
Sir i m using mintop 10% i have got my hair cut nd i have a big problm of hair fall nd sir hair fall can be happen due to sex or not


AskDocWeb: No. Having sex has no effect on hair fall.

Any other solution for this?
Date: 12/5/2016
Hi AskDocWeb, I am Sasi* male(25). I am facing hair fall for more than 5 years. I have lost 80% of my hair at front. I consult with my doctor. He gave morr7.5% and qilib. I am applying Qilib in morning and morr 7.5 at night. I am applying for more than 2 months but I am still facing hair fall when I use morr 7.5. Is there any other solution for this? Thanks in advance.


AskDocWeb: In order to determine other possible solutions you would first need to know what is causing the hair to fall out. Here is a list of some of the causes of hair loss:

  • Body’s immune system attacks hair follicles
  • Death in the family
  • Drugs used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure and birth control
  • Family history (heredity)
  • Hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania)
  • Hairstyles that pull your hair tight
  • High fever
  • Hormonal changes
  • Lichen planus
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy, childbirth
  • Radiation therapy to the head
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Some types of lupus
  • Stress
  • Sudden or excessive weight loss
  • Surgery
  • Taking to much vitamin A
  • Thyroid problems

It is easy to see that the different possible causes listed above would require different treatments and to know which treatment might work best you need to know the cause.

* To protect your privacy we do not publish the full names of those posting questions.

Long term solution?
Date: 12/9/2016
Hi i am using monoxidil & aminexil topical solution and nuhair, hair bless tablets as physician directed if i stop to apply solution again getting hair falling problem. but i am scaring to apply long time this solution due to i may get any side effects. Till now i am not getting side effects.


AskDocWeb: The only long-term side effects we have come across are reports from those who used many times the recommended daily amount. Using more than directed does not produce better results.

Unusual weight gain
Date: 12/14/2016
I have been recommended to use mintop 2%, I has heard it may cause unusual weight gain. What does your experience says?


AskDocWeb: Although it is rare, rapid weight gain is one of the possible side effects of Minoxidil. This may occur if too much Minoxidil is being absorbed into your body.

Sexual side effects?
Date: 12/15/2016
Hi, I am doubt that the usage rogaine or minoxidil cause sexual side effect and I have some sexual side effects can it be recovered after stopping the usage of minoxidil plzz tell me


AskDocWeb: According to the Mayo Clinic you should call your doctor if you experience a decrease in sexual ability or desire.

Moref 5%
Date: 12/20/2016
Hello i am using moref 5% form last six month but my hair still losing what i will do?


AskDocWeb: Sorry, because that product is not in our database we have no information on it. Have you had a medical examination to determine the cause of your hair loss?

Too much hair fall
Date: 12/20/2016
Hi, I am using 1 month but too much hair fall before is less after using monoxide too much hair fall I should continue plz give replay before my baldness.


AskDocWeb: It appears the you need to keep working on your English so that we may better understand what you want to say. The instructions for minoxidil say to tell your doctor if your hair loss continues for more than 2 weeks after starting the use of minoxidil.

Date: 12/21/2016
I am using this product from last two months and hopefully it proved effective for me.initially I was taking tab foolhair along with morr 5% Shall I continue the tab folihair?


AskDocWeb: Hopefully you are aware of the contraindications for Follihair:

  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver diseases
  • Hypersensitivity to the drug

You may also want to read up on its side effects.

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