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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.

Erectile dysfunction and impotence?
Date: 12/28/2016
I am using minokem-n 5% for last six months. I have a little bit improvement in my hair growth. Now I am having little irritation in my penis. is it any possible to get a side-effect of eractile dysfunction and impotence?


AskDocWeb: According to the Mayo Clinic sexual side effects may develop if too much minoxidil is absorbed through the scalp. Do not use more than the recommended amount and follow the directions.

Hereditary problems?
Date: 1/12/2017
I have heard that it may cause hereditary problems…does it have any relevance in it?


AskDocWeb: To our knowledge there are no hereditary problems caused by the use of minoxidil. You may be confusing this with another product used to treat hair loss (Propecia).

24 year old girl
Date: 1/13/2017
I am using tugain 2% from 6 months but still it doesnt control my hairfall and causes itching and dandruff. what should i do? how long it takes to work. please advice.

24 year old girl

AskDocWeb: The Mayo Clinic says to tell your doctor if your hair loss continues after 2 weeks. Also, tell your doctor if your hair growth does not increase after using minoxidil for 4 months.

Minoxidil 5%
Date: 1/14/2017
Hi askdocweb Minoxidil 5% I used to be 2 weeks, 0.8 ml / time, if I use the long time effects for decreased libido or reduced sexual desire? Report of the wiki is not there but I still worry, if I get side effects and I stopped using, how long side effects will stop? I apply it on my face ?


AskDocWeb: Using Minoxidil 5% on the face is not recommended. Athough sexual side effects does seem to be possible, it appears to be limited to overdose situations where too much is absorbed through the skin. That is a good reason to follow directions and not use more than instructed.

After applying Minoxidil and Livon hair serum
Date: 1/15/2017
Hi, I’m using Minoxidil Tropical solution usp 5% , plz tell me do i need to wash my hairs after 4 hours of applying it, aslo can i use livon hair serum after applying it?


AskDocWeb: The instruction for Minoxidil doesn’t mention any need to wash the hair after the Minoxidil dries. Although it does caution the user to wash the hands and any areas that might have been exposed during application where you do not want hair to grow (ears, forehead, cheeks, etc.).

The Livon hair serum appears to be made in India and we have no data or feedback on that product.

Beard growth?
Date: 1/16/2017
Hi i am planning to use minioxidil 5% for my beard growth will it helpful? I have very thin hairs all over my face is minioxidil 5% helps to stimulate hair growth. Also will after some month of use will it shed my hairs in my scalp and my mustache and goatte which is already there…


AskDocWeb: The topical minoxidil is approved for use only on the scalp. The results of using it anywhere else on the body is unpredictable.

Another beard question
Date: 1/17/2017
Hello my question is if I use it on my beard for 6-12months when I stop will I loose hair on my head?


AskDocWeb: Please see the answer to the post above.

Date: 1/24/2017
I have hair fall problem for past 4 yrs .is mintop works for me.? There is no hair in my forehead .it’s blad Plz replay my Was waiting for ur replay


AskDocWeb: Not sure what your situationis or what you are asking but keep working on your English and it will improve so that people will understand you better.

Sudden stop?
Date: 1/24/2017
Hi, I am male and 28 years old, I have used mintop 2% for 20 days and i feel headache. SO I decide to stop to use it. Is there any problem for sudden stop?


AskDocWeb: If you had used it for 3 months then we might expect some problem stopping but after only 20 days, that’s highly unlikely.

Leg goes numb
Date: 1/27/2017
Hi was taking minoxidil 5% in regaine extra strength i applied it 2x a day morning and night for around 3-4 weeks..although it is too early to see any hair related progress i have found that my right leg now goes numb if im running or brisk walking to the point where i have to stop after around 5 minutes… i have stopped using this now and its been 2 Weeks and the same is still happening?


AskDocWeb: It is possible that there is something else going on that is unrelated to the minoxidil. Any symptom that doesn’t go away should be discussed with your doctor.

Normal hair oil?
Date: 1/30/2017
While using minoxidil on scalp can I use normal hair oil for remaining part of the hair?


AskDocWeb: Apparently you can because the directions say nothing about avoiding the use of any oil on untreated hair.

Unwanted facial hair
Date: 2/4/2017
I used the 5% rogaine for females and found it worked really well within 3 months however I developed unwanted facial hair which are getting longer and darker so have decided I am going to stop using it. Will I develop facial hair grow if I use 2% rogaine?


AskDocWeb: If you used a 5% version of Rogaine that was supposed to be for women then you must live outside of the USA. Our Food and Drug Administration has approved the 5% version for use only by men because of reports like yours of unwanted facial hair. The 2% version is approved for use by women because it doesn’t have that problem.

Drug test
Date: 2/10/2017
I have been using minoxidil 5% solution for 4 months now after a hair restoration surgery. I got drug tested and found postive for alcohol (0.02% g/dl) . Is it because of minoxidil? Because last I drank was 5 days before test .


2% is not working
Date: 2/15/2017
I am 22 year old male. I have a problem of hair thinning and hair fall. Dr suggest me to use 2% initially for a months time and then inc the dosage to 5%. I got good results for 2%but as the dosage changed things reverted back. Now even 2% is not working. What do I do?


Body hair
Date: 2/16/2017
I’m using 5% minoxidil on my face for 3 months and it really works on developing a beard. But as a side effect the hair all over my body is getting longer and darker. Will the hair go back to normal after stopping using it?


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