Consumer Reports on Minoxidil, page 58
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.
Hii this is anjali 18f i have been taking medicines since 8 months for alopecia areate and i have been using minokem spray for last 5 months but there are no positive results so now my dr has prescribed me 3 injection tricort 10. will it work. is there any side effects of this treatment
AskDocWeb: As with all prescription medications there are possible side effects. The most common side effects of Tricort Injection are infection, production of excess stomach acid, insomnia, increased hunger (which leads to weight gain), and high blood sugar. There is no way to predict whether it will work or not until you try it but your doctor must believe that the known benefits outweigh the possible side effect or it would not be prescribed.
I’m a 43 year old male, I have been using 5% minoxidil on a irregular basis mostly once a day for about a year. I have noticed that the hair on my chest, legs and hands has doubled in length and also became thick in some areas. Does this body hair keep on growing or stops after reaching certain length?
AskDocWeb: Typically body hair doesn’t grow past a genetically predetermined length however, as you have discovered the use of minoxidil may stimulate that growth. Unfortunately we have been unable to locate statistical data on how long that hair might grow with continued stimulation.
Dry scalp forming a white layer
I am using this product from last 6 years. when i am using this my scalp is becoming dry and forming a white layer, what i have to do for this probelem now i even though i am using minoxidil coverit 5% my hair is falling heavily and its thining please suggest what i have to do
AskDocWeb: Dandruff often produces white flakes of dead skin but if you have so many that it appears as a white layer then it may be seborrheic dermatitis. Please check with your doctor. Although the white layer may be itchy and uncomfortable, it is important not to scratch. Scratching the scalp can cause injury to the skin. Your fingernails can transfer bacteria from under your nails to your scalp, causing infection.
Not getting results
I’m 23 yrs old and i have lost hairs frm both sides of forehead i m using mintop 5 percent and biotin10mg tablets for last 2 months but not getting results in terms of regrowth can u plz suggest something for regrowth or should i continue using those medicine
AskDocWeb: According to the patient information for minoxidil if you haven’t seen results after using it for 4 months you should check with your doctor. Sometimes you’ll see 6 months recommended but it’s hard to tell if that is just marketing or it really does take that long for some people.
M usin mintop2% since March 2012 un4otunatly i ve never got any improvement, use onion juice friends, itz cheap n effective.
AskDocWeb: Onion juice may sound disgusting and smelly but it keeps coming up as a recommended remedy for hair loss. Here are some of the formulas we’ve seen:
- Use a juicer to make onion juice and apply the juice (using gloves) to the affected areas by dipping a sterile cotton ball into the onion juice. Repeat this process twice daily.
- Mix one tablespoon of honey with a small glass of brandy or vodka and onion juice; rub on scalp twice a day.
- Combine 1/4 cup of onion juice with one tablespoon of honey and apply to the scalp twice a day. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
- Mix equal parts lemon juice and onion juice and then massage it into the scalp.
Which formula do you use?
1. To keep the onion juice as fresh and effective as possible, make it in small batches to eliminate storage time and prolonged shelf life.
2. Do not warm onion juice on the stove or in a microwave, as heating it can damage the compounds that are responsible for hair growth.
3. Onion juice will make your eyes water so you may want to use a shower cap while waiting out the 30 minutes.
4. Onion juice has a terrible smell so don’t leave your home without washing it off first.
Our opinion: If your hair loss is caused a fungus then you may see results by applying onion juice. However, it is not likely to be effective for most cases of hair loss because it does not address DHT.
Blood pressure problem?
Dr. i m using Mintop 2% from last 12 months….i wanted to ask you that can mintop cause high Blood pressure problem? or a person having blood pressure problem then is it the right choice to use Mintop 2%?
AskDocWeb: The active ingredient in Mintop is minoxidil, which originally started out as a medication in pill form to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Mintop comes in different percentage formulas and the higher the number the greater the risk of absorbing too much through the skin, which can lower blood pressure. Since minoxidil lowers blood pressure those who have a problem with hypotension (low blood pressure) need to check with their doctor before using this product.
Unwanted facial and body hair
Hello sir, I am 26 years old guy. I’ve used mintop monoxidil 5% for Three and half month and I recognize facial hair and hair all over the body then I’ve stopped using it, I am really depressed but my question is what is better ? to use something to remove that hair or wait until it go itself? or to use medicine to remove hair but i am scared to try new medicine again. Help me sir. I am dying every second. I just want to get ride of unwanted facial and body hair grown because of minoxidil. Help me plz plz plz. I am begging you sir
AskDocWeb: One of the products reviewed here is Vaniqa, which is a growth inhibitor for those with unwanted hair. On page 10 of that forum we list a number of options to get rid of hair along with pros and cons for each method. Take a look.
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