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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.

Hair 4u tropical solution 2%
Date: 7/31/2013
I m a girl of age 24, i see huge hair fall from past 2yrs, i have tried many things but nothing helped, now doctor advised me to use hair 4u tropical solution 2% with some vitamins tablets & I’m using it since 20 days & i see more hairfall, what do i do? can i stop using after a month of usage, is it ok, it wont harm me? … help me.


Anyone out there?
Date: 8/6/2013
Hello, Am thirty years now and has been experiencing gradual hair loss for the past six years. It wasn’t until recently that i enquired from a pharmacist about the solution to my hair loss and he advised me to try on Nutrigrow shampoo in combination with Avogain 5%, twice a day. Am only one week into it and hoping for the best at the end of the fourth month, but i would like to know from anyone out there if am on the right truck since i’ve just read about Provillus & Nisim to be the recomended hair loss products. Thank you !


After stopping treatment
Date: 8/17/2013
Minoxidil Forte 5% As mentioned by you in earlier posts, that after stopping the use of minoxidil forte, one stops reaping the benefits of the product after a few months. Now my question is: After stopping the use of it, does the situations gets even worst as compared to the point from where we started the treatment?? or its just that the conditions get reverted back to original point from where we started taking the treatment..

AskDocWeb: Most of the time the scalp reverts back to the condition it was in when treatment was started. We assume that in a small percentage of cases other things such as an unrelated infection may have occurred since the original treatment was discontinued.

Hair fall
Date: 8/20/2013
sir i visit uae first time i have several hair fall and i gone to dr he gave me minoxidil 2% but after 15 day i stop bcz hair fall (a) lot now and i am going back to my palace will it side effect my hair now also ?

AskDocWeb: Once the minoxidil is discontinued, the rate at which your hair falls out returns to what it was before using the product. Side effects have not been reported to persist for more than a few days after stopping use.

Does Rogaine damage hair follicles?
Date: 8/22/2013
I used rogaine for many years with great results. However I started noticing my scalp and hair getting very dry. My hair started to break so I stopped using it. I was off it for almost two years and I didn’t have much hair loss except for so e of the hairs on forehead. Last year my hair started to fall out because of my thyroids. Doctor raised meds and went hyper.

Question. Does rogaine damage hair follicles? Just curious Because I used it foray years. Wondering if my hair follicles have been permanently damaged. Reason for asking is because I’m afraid that down the line something might happen. Because I used it for most ten years. Although been off for over two Yeats now. With the exception of my hsir falling last year because thyroid

AskDocWeb: There are several things that damage hair follicles but Rogaine is not one of them. Here is a list of some of the things that damage hair follicles:

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
  • Folliculitis decalvans
  • Heat styling and pulling at wet hair during the drying process
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lichen planopilaris
  • Ringworm (tinea capitis)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Trauma

Suffering from rapid heart beats
Date: 8/25/2013
i used minoxidil 5% for about 5 years ago and the results is good but now i`m suffering from rapid heart beats, and half of my head heart me it`s not a headache it`s like inflation i don`t know what to do cause i like the results so what to do and my wedding after 4 month please help me if u can i`m a female from egypt 27 years old thanks

AskDocWeb: In rare cases minoxidil may cause a fast or irregular heartbeat. This should be reported to your doctor as soon as possible.

Tugain 5 solution
Date: 8/25/2013
i am 31yr of age. i am suffering form hair fall. most of hair from front side of head has fallen. i want to know that what % of chance to regrow hair if i use tugain 5 solution. actually i am using tugain 5 solution since one month. after how many days it will works?

AskDocWeb: Most users for whom the product works see results in 3 to 4 months. However, the percentage of users that see results is difficult to determine because manufacturers use a verity of different methods to measure results.

Minoxidil for thin eyebrows?
Date: 8/28/2013
i have really thin eyebrows 4m childhood, so i searched youtube 4 a solution, i came 2 know that gently massaging the eyebrows with cotton ear buds dipped in MINOXIDIL 5% daily twice for upto 4-5 months will cause my eyebrows 2 grow back and become thick. i have’nt bought it yet just to confirm the effectiveness. PLEASE DOCTOR ADVICE ME, I WANT MY EYEBROWS 2 LOOK THICK DESPERATELY. PLEASE REPLY FAST. I AM A 17 YEAR OLD STUDENT 4M INDIA.

AskDocWeb: Although that might work it is considered “off-label use” and is not recommended by the medical community. You should be aware of the fact that the 5% Minoxidil has produced the growth of unwanted hair on women and that the unwanted hair grew outside of the area where it was applied.

Used lot of products
Date: 8/30/2013
Can I use the mintop10% solution without doctor opinion. How it is benefit than 5% & any side effect of 10%. please suggest me what should i do I’m suffering from hair baldness since last 6 yrs. I have been used lot of product, waste time, waste money but not good resulting i m very depressed please help me.

AskDocWeb: Unfortunately you may be looking for a solution that does not yet exist. Side effects are possible with the use of that product and the larger the percentage number the greater the chances of having side effects. The 10% product is known to produce the growth of unwanted body hair in many people. Some hair loss can be prevented but losing hair is one of the natural things that happen as people age. Of course we would all like to avoid that but at some point most people just accept it and go on with their life.
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