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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.

After 48 weeks?
Date: 5/6/2006
what happens after 48 weeks when the Minoxidil solution can no longer work effectively, will I start having hairfall again???


AskDocWeb: Since minoxidil has not been clinically studied beyond 48 weeks that is unknown. It may or may not continue to work effectively.

Mintop 5% not working
Date: 5/8/2006
i am 23yrs using mintop 5% from last 1month now i am getting pinning and irritation on my it any effect on my not getting amy new hair and not controling my hair fall…give me a solution for me…


AskDocWeb: The product information for the active ingredient in Mintop (minoxidil) says to consult with your doctor if hair loss persists beyond 2 weeks.

Hair transplantion
Date: 5/9/2006
I am 19years guy, is it possible for hair hairtransplantion at my age to cover some area of front? How much cost it takes?


AskDocWeb: The cost of transplanting hair depends on the ‘cost per graft’ times the number of grafts required, which varies according to the needs of the patient. There are basically two methods to transplant hair; the FUT Method (Follicular Unit Transplant, sometimes referred to as Strip method) and the FUE method ((Follicular Unit Extraction). The FUT method runs about $1.5 per graft and the FUE method is about $3.3 per graft. How many grafts you would need would have to be determined by an in-person evaluation by the doctor who would do the transplant.

Date: 5/9/2006
I am 24y am using min top 5% since 1month now am getting itching on my scale applied area…so what I should do . stop are continue mintop 5% solution give the solution for my problem


AskDocWeb: Itching is one of the most common side effects of that product. You will have to decide for yourself if that side effect is worth enduring to get the results you want.

Minoxidil video?
Date: 5/15/2006
Hi, today i start apply this product.. i hv a problem, how to use this.. because there is spray machine and another equipment.. how do i use to apply my bald.. can u give me a video.. thnk you..


AskDocWeb: Sorry Deepal, we do not have a video for this product. You might do a search on for one.

Washing hair and alcohol
Date: 5/21/2006
I just want to know, if i use regroe minoxidil 3% twice a day, do i have to wash my hair twice too? and is it ok if i don’t put alcohol in my scalp?


AskDocWeb: Washing your hair twice a day is not required. It’s a common misconception that products containing alcohol dry the hair, skin and scalp. While this might be true if you clean your hair with Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol), the small amount found in shampoos can sometimes help clear up dandruff and oily scalp issues.

Does Minoxidil affect eyesight?
Date: 5/21/2006
Does Minoxidil 2% solution affects the EYE SIGHT??????? Please help me. I’m using it very carefully. Wearing a skirt covering around my face & eyes. After applying the solution, I sleep wearing a shower cap. But I’m afraid. Will it affect my EYE SIGHT? Please answer somebody….


AskDocWeb: In most cases Minoxidil will have no effect on eyesight. However, a decrease in the sharpness of vision is listed as a rare but severe possible side effect of minoxidil. Any vision problems should be reported to your doctor.

Chest increase
Date: 5/26/2006
hii, i am 23 yrs old male. i hve been using minoxidil 4 almost 3 yrs now..for the 1st two yrs my doctor prescribed me mintop forte 5% lotion with finpecia and then mintop 5% foam with loss did reduced a lot..but for the past 6 months as prescribed i have started using mintop 10% foam and duprost d problem is that i am not overweight..but my chest has increased ..i m it doesn’t looks it a serious side effect..?should i stop using the there any other medicine..i dont want to lose hair but i don’t even want these kind of side effects..


AskDocWeb: Finpecia is India’s version of the drug finasteride (Propecia). The product data sheet for that drug says, “Call your doctor at once if you notice any breast lumps, pain, nipple discharge, or other breast changes. These may be signs of male breast cancer.”

Frontal hair loss
Date: 5/28/2006
I here hair 4 u is good madicin. But my problem is frontal hair loss & hair line is skipt. Kindly halp me. My age is 23+. It is work regrout for me


AskDocWeb: If you are looking for something specifically for the hair line there seems to be only two choices; Minoxidil or a hair transplant. However before making that choice you may want to get a complete medical examination to ensure that you don’t have a medical condition or disease that might cause hair loss.

Bald patches
Date: 6/1/2006
Sir, I have bald patches only in the temple. Will that be fine if i apply minokem5% only in that particular small area instead of using it over the entire head?


AskDocWeb: If the bald patches are caused by a fungal infection or ring worms, etc. then Minokem5% will not help. Bald patches on the scalp need to be evaluated by a doctor or dermatologist before deciding on a treatment.

How long can I use minoxidil
Date: 6/6/2006
hi, your forum has become very helpful for me. I used using mintop forte 5% for growing hairs at the back portion of my head and significantly i got very good result and hair started to regrow on that part. Unfortunately i stopped using the solution and lost more than my new grown hairs within a short period. I have started using minoxidil once again but i want to know whether i can use minoxidil for the rest of my life or not. i’m 45.


AskDocWeb: As far as we know a time limit on the use of minoxidil has not been established. As long as it keeps working and side effects do not become unacceptable we would keep using it.
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