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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 fall
Date: 3/25/2014
I Have been using miokem-5%(minoxidil) for 2 month and vitamin(hairbless) tablets, ketokanozole shampoo. i have noticed after washing my hair with shampoo the next day my hair fall is very low like 3 to 4 stands and the second, third day my hair fall is like 15 -20 strands.and in the mean time i am using minoxidil regularly, the hair which is falling is very thin and small. I don’t know where these hairs are falling from,i have small gap on my crown area.kindly reply me about this.


AskDocWeb: If you want a medical opinion about your specific situation you need to consult with your local doctor or dermatologist who can evaluate your condition after an examination. This forum is limited to discussing the effectiveness and side effects of minoxidil.

Is it ok to use oil on hair?
Date: 4/5/2014
I am using a product called Formula hair regrowth for women. It is a topical solution that has 2% minoxidol and tretinoin in it that I spray on my head 4 times a day to regrow hair. However, it is drying out my hair so I have also tried using a lavender hydrating mist on my hair strands as well to keep my hair from having the fried look. I also want to use rosemary oil mixed with the lavender mist. Is that ok or will it counter act the effects of the Formula solution?


AskDocWeb: It is important to note that minoxidil needs to be absorbed through the skin of the scalp in order to be effective. When the product gets on the individual hair strands it has no effect on hair loss but may affect the texture of the hair. Those with long hair may want to minimize the amount applied to the hair while applying minoxidil to the scalp to minimize this affect.

The instructions for applying minoxidil say that it needs to dry completely to be effective. Applying oil to the scalp before the minoxidil is dry may reduce effectiveness. We have seen no evidence that applying oil to the hair after minoxidil has dried would have any effect on effectiveness.

Amexidil Mintop 5% and Finax 1mg
Date: 4/11/2014
I want to use Amexidil Mintop 5% and Finax 1mg as suggested by my doctor. I am 26 years old and I have lost hair at my crown and still losing. How long I need to take this treatment. Please Reply My Queries with the side- effects of over using this product.


AskDocWeb: Using more than the recommended amounts of either product may result in the loss of your sex drive and/or ability to perform sexually. Because both products are “treatments” they require continuous use to be effective. If you stop using them the hair loss will resume.

Tugain 55 and coloring hair
Date: 4/12/2014
Dear AskDocWeb, I am 66 & have been using tugain 55 for a while now with good results. all my hair is grey so I would like to put a color on it ( non bleach) I have been told to stop using tugain a few days before & after having hair colored, is that correct? Thank you for your help.


AskDocWeb: According to the Mayo Clinic, “Minoxidil should not be used 24 hours before and after the hair treatment procedure. Be sure to not double your doses of minoxidil to make up for any missed doses.”

Losing hair at 44
Date: 4/14/2014
I am 44 yrs i am lossing hair, someone suggested me to you Glanmark Minoxidil. pls advise whether at this age can it be possible for me to regain my hairs.


AskDocWeb: We don’t give advice but do answer questions about possible side effects and effectiveness of these products.

Minoxidil is most effective for people under 40 years of age whose hair loss is recent. The original studies on minoxidil for FDA approval as a hair loss treatment were conducted on men between the ages of 18 and 50 years. It isn’t that the medication doesn’t work in patients outside that age range, it is simply that there is no data to prove how effective it might be for them. There are lots of guys over 50 who are using it.

No improvement after 2 years
Date: 4/17/2014
IM 25 years old….i have use mintop 10% more than 2year but there is no response for hair regrowth….and little bit fear bcoz it ill cause any side effort like sexual problem.. r other side effort im really wast my money to invest in mintop past 2years im useing. Really there is no improvement…Reply..


AskDocWeb: In the USA the 10% topical minoxidil is not recommended for treating hair loss. Sometimes higher or stronger dose does not produce better results but it almost always increased the possibility for more side effects. From what we have read, if it doesn’t work within the first year it is unlikely to work for hair growth. Those who suffer from hair loss while in their early 20’s may want to have their thyroid checked.

Minoxidil topical solution and oil
Date: 4/18/2014
Dear sir, I am using Minoxidil topical solution usp 5%. since 17/4/14. is any side effect?. may i apply oil to my haed? may i take oil bath? thank u very much for your answer.


AskDocWeb: The side effects of topical minoxidil that we know of are listed here. Many countries have a long tradition of applying oil to the hair but mixing it with minoxidil is not recommended by the manufacturer.

Irregular heart beat and high blood pressure
Date: 4/20/2014
my name is Rizwan and i am from Pakistan. i am using minoxdil 5% since a year. its good when i am starting but i increased the dose little bit and i have a problem of irregular heart beat and high blood pressure can you plz suggest the quantity of dose or i can stop using this plz tell me


AskDocWeb: Please consult with your local healthcare provider. This website does not give medical advice. This forum is limited to discussing the side effects and effectiveness of minoxidil.

Rhinocort (budesonide)
Date: 4/21/2014
21/4/2014 Is it ok to use rhinocort (budesonide for hayfever)nose spray at the same time I am using minoxidil 5% topical


AskDocWeb: Both products may affect blood pressure. Please consult with your local healthcare provider to find out if this would be an issue for you.
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