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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.

I am 19 year old guy..i was sufrng from genetic baldness and there is no dendruf n my hairs bt i get side liitle bt gap in frnt my hairs r nt falling bt the side space is nt copletd wth hair s..and i have used nuzen frm that i stopd my hair falling bt taking abt gap its nt completed nd nw me using cvert 2 per and my be t fill t i hve usd a botlle and i ddoc had said to usd t till 3 months and bt i think so this very slow process and takin biotn plus since 1 month it may working to the growth..


Temporary side effect?
Date: 2/11/2013
I have been using Hair 4 u 5% for 1 month and i have been losing hair much badly than before. i was reading this to be temporary side effect. is it true? should i continue using it? and after certain time of use, will i get back those lost hair at least?


AskDocWeb: The temporary increase in hair loss refers only to the first 2 weeks of use. The patient information for minoxidil says to tell your doctor if your hair loss continues for more than 2 weeks after starting this treatment.

Reduction in sperm?
Date: 2/12/2013
After using minoxdil 5 Some clam that dr is reduction in sprem rate r lack of sexual drive is it true?


AskDocWeb: According to the Mayo Clinic, using too much minoxidil can produce sexual side effects. As far as we know those effects were limited to loss of sex drive and/or weaker erections. Sperm count was not mentioned in the articles we read.

My hair smells bad
Date: 2/13/2013
Dear sir, i have been using Hair 4 u 5% from 4 months. My existing hair grows like a brush wires and it smells very bad can i turn to 2% now?


AskDocWeb: A few users complain of the odor of some brands of minoxidil while others claim that the smell disappears when the product dries. Changing brands may or may not address that issue. We have not seen any studies about reducing the dosage from 5% to 2% so can’t comment on that.

Minoxidil headaches
Date: 2/21/2013
whenever I use minoxidil topical solution usp 5% for baldness……. I feel headache just after 5 to 7 minutes… also stress on my visibility. what should i do? should i stop its use or these are just normal symptoms?


AskDocWeb: Headaches often diminish with continued use but some consumers report discontinuing because of migraine headaches. Although it is rare, call your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other changes in vision.

Concerned about sexual problems
Date: 2/24/2013
Recently I met with a doctor who is a md in skin problems. I visited because of hair loss problem. I am 18yrs of age…he prescribed me medicines curlzfin and vb7 forte…but I found many articles on net that say that curlzfin can lead to impotence, decrease in libido and less of sperm count…I am really worried after going through that articles…cause I don’t want to face sexual problems in future…so should I stop taking curlzfin…or what to do…please I need some serious help…:(


AskDocWeb: Curlzfin and Propecia are both brand names of the drug finasteride. Most of the men taking it have no sexual side effects. With that said, there is a certain amount of risk for that kind problem to develop. We suggest you read some of 88 pages of comments before deciding whether or not to use it.

Mintop forte 5%
Date: 2/24/2013
Hi, I’m 24. I am suffering from hair loss, i was facing dandruff problems due to which i was losing hair, but now my dandruff is gone but still i am experiencing hair fall, now i have decided to use mintop forte 5 percent. Can i use it without consulting the doctor.


AskDocWeb: In most countries around the world, minoxidil is sold under a verity of brand names over-the-counter. That means that you do not need a doctor to write a prescription for it.

Date: 2/24/2013
Does kairfoll help in hair regrowth?


AskDocWeb: Sorry Shahid, we have no data on the effectivess of Kairfoll.

Tugain 2 percent gel
Date: 3/1/2013
Dear sir.. i am 28 yrs old man facing problem of less beard n moustache..yesterday i brought tugain 2 percent gel..for facial it safe to apply on upper lips ?? can this inhale by nostrils and can i feel any problem?


AskDocWeb: The active ingredient in Tugain 2 percent gel is Minoxidil. In the U.S.A. this drug is approved for use only on the crown and vertex of the scalp. As far as we know, applying it to other areas of the body has not been studied so results are unpredictable.

Cure for hair loss?
Date: 3/2/2013
I hav alopecia since 7yrs when i was 14yr it turn to alopecia totalis..due to some family problems my treatment was irragular..i treated dr batra no result found so i em shifted recently to ayurvedic 2mnths i will get cure or not now my age is 22..i want to know since the alopecia is so long period of time in my i will cure or no..


AskDocWeb: There are treatments for hair loss but unfortunately there is no cure. The treatments have to be used continuously day after day or you start losing hair again.

Change in hair texture
Date: 3/3/2013
I am using 2% monoxil and aminexil. my hairs is falling less and got better from earlier .but my hair texture got thin. Should i cotinue it or stop using it.


AskDocWeb: It is up to you to decide if you are willing to put up with the change in hair texture or not. However, it is common for the hair shaft to diminish in diameter as hair loss progresses.

Hair loss treatment
Date: 3/3/2013
Hello Team, I’ve been having frequent hair loss from past one year. Recently one month before I’ve gone through a trichologist and made it checked. My top portion hair has become thinner and my scalp is also very bad with dandruff. He also said that my hair is tooo rough. Upon his treatment I’ve been using REVILUS and FINAX at night and also told to apply Mintop Forte twice in a day.. But still my hair loss is not reduced but my dandruf is reduced. While watching over a mirror I can be able to see the scalp portion clearly. Kindly help me out in this problem. Is the doctor’s treatment correct?? Do i have to take any other steps??


AskDocWeb: Are you using a shampoo that supports hair growth? You may want to do a little research on the causes of hair loss to make sure that you aren’t doing anything that might cause more. Too much shampooing, styling, hot blow-drying, and dyeing can damage and weaken the hair causing it to break and fall out.
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