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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 loss from accident
Date: 5/21/2014
Hi, I met with an accident and i lost my hairs from right eyebrow section doctor recommended me to use Manexil 2% gel in that portion, can i expect hair growth in that section? If yes, then what is the expected span required for hair growth??


AskDocWeb: Whether or not hair will grow back depends in part on the type of damage caused by the accident. Was the hair burnt off, scraped off, or the hair roots damaged? Your doctor should be able to evaluate the skin condition of your eyebrow and give you an idea of what to expect. The active ingredient in Manexil 2% gel is minoxidil.

Face swelled
Date: 5/22/2014
I m 25 yr old male i hav been using minoxidil 5% on my scalp for about 3 weeks and have been reported a swelled face by some friends and also a decreased sexual desire …how long will these side effects take to go if i stop using this solution ??? Thanx


AskDocWeb: When minoxidil is applied topically it has a half-life of 22 hours in the skin. Since it has such a short half-life the side effects are not expected to persist more than a day or so.

Hair loss increased
Date: 5/25/2014
I am using mintop 5% …now 3 weeks completed….but there is more hairloss in this 3 weeks…. Is mintop 5% working on my hair?


AskDocWeb: If you are losing more hair then it sounds like it is not working. The instructions say to consult with your doctor if hair loss continues beyond two weeks.

Suffering from hair loss at 20 years old
Date: 5/26/2014
I’ve been using Minscalp gel 10% for about 4 months, but still there is no signs of growing hair what shall i do now? am 20 year old. from past 2 years i’v been suffering from hair loss. can anyone plz guied me!..


AskDocWeb: Have you had a medical check-up recently? Sometimes referred to as a physical examination, medical examination, or clinical examination, this may be able to determine the cause of your hair loss so that you can get an appropriate treatment. For example, if your hair loss was caused by a malfunctioning thyroid gland you would treat that rather than a scalp condition.

Not following directions
Date: 5/27/2014
hey i hve been using minoxidil 5% sprey for 3moth first 2 moth i have been using contuesly but next moth i just used at night only and i feel diferencce on my hair but the things is i started again but i feel lose my hair more then before what should i do


AskDocWeb: The directions say to apply it twice a day. If you want the best results possible, follow the directions.

Date: 5/28/2014
I M totally confused with the answer of using 10% min top oil for hair growth … I m using past few days it without consult the dr… but after read the answer i m confused that should i continue or stop it before any side effect…


AskDocWeb: We consider the 10% Mintop oil for hair growth to be an experimental product because it has not been adequately studied in clinical trials to determine possible side effects. Because of this we would not use it.

Dry hair
Date: 6/1/2014
I m using minoxidil 5% solution prescribed by doctor, but after using it my hair becomes dry & also it falling so much. Please suggest what should I do..


AskDocWeb: Changes in hair texture and dryness have been noted by some users of this product. If your hair is falling out so much that it becomes a concern then check with your doctor.

Lot of gap between hairs
Date: 6/2/2014
I am 17 years old male. i had hair fall problem before 4years but now there is no hair fall for me. but my head filled with less hair. there is a lot of gap bw hairs. I am using minokem5 per for 2 years. there is no improvement in hair regrowth. pls help me sir


AskDocWeb: If you have used any product to treat hair loss and had no improvement after one year of use, the chances are that the product will never produce results. Maybe it is time to try something else. Have you had a complete medical examination, a check-up?

No new hair
Date: 6/5/2014
I have (been) using for 45 days mintop 10. I could not find any new hair. Can I stop or continue. Which best combination gives more hair mintop 10 and finasteroid ?mg. How much mg of finasteroid should be used?


AskDocWeb: The dosage of finasteride that is typically prescribed for hair loss is 1mg, sold as Propecia.

Good results
Date: 6/6/2014
i have been using mintop 10 for 6 months and i m still continuing it. The result is good but I have a doubt when to stop using it.


AskDocWeb: When you stop using it within a few months the rate at which you were losing hair will return to what it was before starting the product .

26 year old female
Date: 6/6/2014
Hi im 26, female m suffering with hair fall from 2months I went to doctor he suggested me sebizole 2% shampoo, multi vitamin tablets, neoxidil 2%, and iron tablets i was using tablets and shampoo from 10 days now I have to start the neoxidil but I m scared of its side effects. Shall I use it? Other question is shall apply hair oil after applying neoxidil 2% spry?


AskDocWeb: A question that comes to mind when reading this is, “If you are not going to follow your doctor’s advice, why pay them for their professional opinion?” That’s your decision.

Usage of Mintop Minoxidil USP 2%
Date: 6/10/2014
If i use Mintop Minoxidil USP 2%(Dr.Reddy’s Lab) on sclp of hair, can i use other oil or conditioner(Herbal/chemical) for remaining of hair for daily usage. If not,provide info about alternative mintop familiar oil/conditioners(For hair) names?


AskDocWeb: We would not presume to speak on behalf of Dr. Reddy’s Lab. You can contact their customer service department in the USA directly at 866-733-3952.
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