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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.

Date: 11/15/2013
Hi, I am using minoxidil topical solution usp 2%. Can I do oiling along with it?

AskDocWeb: There seems to be a lot of research going on by the Bio-Tech and Pharmaceutical industries to develop new topical agents for the treatment of hair loss. Several of these involve using various oils formulated with minoxidil. One oil, which was specifically mentioned is Emu Oil.

From India
Date: 11/17/2013
I have to use some prodect like-morr12.5%, pilogro plus5%, inoxi 2%, mintop2%, morr3%, minokem2%, forpecia1%. but i have no benefit.


Got a red spot and couldn’t sleep
Date: 11/20/2013
I was using minoxidil5% for 13 days twice a day that is 26 times and left because I have to use it fir life long after 3days my side hair was gone and 30% of hairs in front the remaining hairs are thin but not falling should I use again my doctor told to use it when I had red spot burning and could not sleep and go for urine at rare does this happens because I smoke and I smoke 4 sigrates should I quit suddenly or slowly and use minoxidil5%?

AskDocWeb: Sometimes it’s difficult to understand just what a visitor intends to say because they leave out punctuation. Minoxidil is known to sometimes produce painful scalp irritation however, there are also other possible causes for these symptoms. For this reason it is important to report side effects and symptoms to your doctor so that your treatment may be adjusted.

Novophane spray
Date: 11/26/2013
Hi am using novophane spray and am worry that it may cause side effects or if i stopped sing it will make my hair fall or something.


AskDocWeb: Sorry Safia, we were unable to find a product called Novophane spray. Are you talking about Novophane Lotion? The lotion contains biotin, vitamins C, E, B5, B6, PP, H, sunflower oil, grapefruit, orange, mint and juniper. Those ingredients are not known to produce troublesome side effects unless a person has a special sensitivity to one of them.

Stronger solution?
Date: 11/30/2013
Hi, My doctor prescribed me coverit 5% solution, but I myself brought coverit 10% solution. Will that cause any side-effect?


AskDocWeb: It is impossible to say for sure whether or not you will experience any side effects however, you need to know that the stronger the formula of minoxidil the more likely you are to have side effects.

Best treatment for hair fall
Date: 12/2/2013
I had a hair loss from last 3 years., in initial stages., i went to Dr. Batra’s for treatment., i spent a lot of money., now i lost almost all my i went to another doctor., he suggested me to use TUGAIN 5 solution., is it works..?? what is the best treatment for hair fall..please suggest me..


AskDocWeb: The best treatment for hair fall can be determined only after the cause of the hair loss is found, otherwise you would just be guessing. Unfortunately too many people use a trial and error approach by using one product after another. We recommend getting a complete medical examination to rule out health concerns that might be causing the hair to fall out. It makes no sense to treat for fungus if the hair loss is caused by a thyroid problem and vice versa.

Lost the regrowth
Date: 12/9/2013
Hi, I have used Minokem-n 2% for around 3-4 months and I could see the difference in the hair. However when I stopped using it in a month I lost all the hair regrowth and the scalp it having much more patched now. Please advise! 🙁


AskDocWeb: This why Minokem-n 2% is called a “treatment” rather than a cure. The treatment must be used continuously in order to keep the hair that is stimulated to grow. That means day after day for as long you want to keep that extra hair. If the stimulant is discontinued then you lose that hair.

Date: 12/15/2013
Hello! I’m 25 years old, f..after using minokem i got this a side effect? Should i continue it or quit?


AskDocWeb: Yes, headache is one of the possible side effects and should be discussed with your doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your headaches and advise you if you need to stop using it or not.

Hair is falling again
Date: 12/15/2013
Hi, i m 21 years old male. I used coverit 5% product over 5 months i still use this product. But now my hair is falling again strongly. Plz tell what is the reason for this.


AskDocWeb: It could be any of number of things. Have you had a medical examination, a physical to rule out health issues such as a thyroid problem?

MX5 Minoxidil
Date: 12/16/2013
hi,im using mx5 product its about 1 n half months its working little i can feel that does it make hairs on my forehead?? i want to make grow on frontal areas… will keep on feeding this to make grow hair on frontal area??…


AskDocWeb: If you are talking about “Spectral MX5” the low alcohol formula of minoxidil, it is not intended to treat hair loss in the front of the scalp (receding hair line).

2, 3 or 5?
Date: 12/20/2013
am 21yr old male. My friend’s brother used and said hair fall has been stopoed. i bought usp 2%. My friend brother used usp 3 for the first time and uso 5 for the next time. my question is whether i use thus usp 2 and buy usp 5 or use thus usp2 only… as i came through all i reviews usp 2 for ladies only???


AskDocWeb: Before you buy any formula of minoxidil you need to understand what the numbers mean and the possible side effects. The numbers are the percentage of minoxidil in the formula. The larger the number the higher the risk of side effects, such as the growth of unwanted body hair. The two percent version has been approved for women but stronger formulas are for men. They are usually not concerned by growing more body hair.
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