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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.

Minokem-n 5
Date: 4/25/2014
Hi, I am 54 years old. I am diabetic and taking insulin. 2 years ago I had severe hairfall. My central part is clearly visible. Since 1 year i am using hair 4 u. But 2 months ago my doctor prescribe Minokem-n 5. After using that each time i got burning sensation on my scalp but not on the bald portion. After 2 minutes it will gone. Shall I continue Minokem -n 5 or back into HAIR 4 U. After using HAIR 4 U Many tiny hairs grow but not on the bald portion but on the side portion. Pls. help me and give me advise what I will do?


AskDocWeb: This forum is limited to discussing the side effects and effectiveness of products for hair loss. For personal advice consult with AdDoctors online or your local healthcare provider.

Product for hair fall
Date: 4/26/2014
Age 30 About to use hair fall product kindly recommend any, facing problem since 3 years.


AskDocWeb: After reviewing over a dozen of the most well-known products for hair loss we have decided to recommend Profollica.

Stopped using minoxidil
Date: 4/27/2014
Hi, i am 31 yrs old and have been using minoxidal 10% for about 2.5 years almost everyday. I recently stopped using it and after that my hair is healthier however the density has reduced considerably. I have been told that once u stop using it the hair fall expedited than the normal hairfall trend. Plz advise if i should resume using it as i was happy with the results.


AskDocWeb: We can discuss the possible side effects and effectiveness of minoxidil but whether or not you resume use is your personal choice.

Minoxidil and pregnancy
Date: 4/29/2014
I am male 26yrs old. I have been using minoxidil 5% topical solution for the past 8 months as prescribed by the dermatologist and biotin tablets for about a month. Recently I have been hearing while using minoxidil it is not recommended to get married or getting pregnancy because minoxidil will affect the babies in pregnancy, etc.. Please let me know which is true?


AskDocWeb: The Food and Drug Administration has assigned topical Minoxidil to pregnancy category C. Animal studies using oral minoxidil have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity, however reduced conception rates and an increased incidence of fetal absorption have been observed in rabbits given 5 times the usual human oral dose. For this reason Minoxidil is not recommended for use by pregnant women.

Lost half my hair
Date: 4/29/2014
I used minoxidil only for 10 times and lost my half of hairs,


Side effects Mintop Fortey 2%
Date: 5/3/2014
i am 23 year pld, I loss my hair. I want to use mintop fortey 2% solution. I dont know whether I use or not. What are the side effects of it?


AskDocWeb: The main ingredient in Mintop Forte is minoxidil. The side effects are listed here.

Which percentage should I use?
Date: 5/3/2014
Hi i m just 25 year female old and i hae lost many hairs in past 5 years privious i have very and heavy hairs but now very thin hair and my front scalp is not very much visible but yes visible in light. Yes in my family men have baldness and females have thin hairs but my father and mother both have strong and heavy hair. I havnt consult any docter yet but tried lot many hair oil to get ried of it, now i have come to know about mintop hair oil from my friend he is using mintop 10. Should i use this, but i have heard that for females 10 is very strong which percentage should i use 2, 5 or 10 .plz ans i m very confused. And my friend is also facing baldness he almost lost his front scalp hair should he use this oil, yes his family males also have this problem, his father lost his all hairs, should he use dis oil and of which percentage. Plz ans verrrrry worried


AskDocWeb: Women who use the percentages above 2% have reported the growth of unwanted body hair. The higher the percentage the more likely that is to happen. Men don’t usually complain about this because they naturally have more body hair to begin with. Due to the lack of research on percentages above 5%, we consider those higher percentages to be experimental. The possible side effects and effectiveness are unpredictable.

Follihair tablets and triatop sampoo
Date: 5/11/2014
when I use mintop 5% for men my headache, nausea start. l use it last 3 days. its my problem can I use it regularly and I suffer hair loss from last 4 years plz help me about this I also using follihair tablets and triatop sampoo


AskDocWeb: Sorry Virender, we do not keep track of products made outside the USA. We suggest you consult with a local dermatologist.

Huge quantity of hair fall
Date: 5/13/2014
Hello..i am suffering from continuous hair falling from many years and i also applied so many oils to prevent this. Now i got some baldness also, when i went to a dermatologist then he suggested me some medicines to eat and Mintop forte oil for scalp then i am using since last few days but after using this, i saw some dryness in ma hairs and then i touched ma hairs then huge quantity of hair falling came in front of me. I am scared then please tell why is this happening to me and should i still use this or try it with some other way. Thanks!!!!


AskDocWeb: For advice specific to your situation you need to consult with your dermatologist or local healthcare provider.

17years old boy
Date: 5/20/2014
am no longer using minoxidil…am a 17years old boy….and my question is can i use this minoxidil on my face., will it grow facial hair….plz dont tell that -its your genetic makes this control….is rogaine and minoxidil are same…. .or can u plz suggest me about any product that makes hair grow faster….i prefer natural way and chemicals….its urgent….plz HELP ME


AskDocWeb: The most natural way to grow hair is to ignore it because hair grows at its own pace without you doing anything to help it grow.

The active ingredient in Rogaine, that is the ingredient that makes the product work, is minoxidil. Applying it to parts of the body other than the scalp is not recommended. That would be “off-label use” and has not been approved by medical professionals.
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