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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.

Bad stuff
Date: 8/27/2014
I have applied minoxidil twice a day for 2 days. Trying to avoid hair loss. This is a terrible product. I am lightheaded and have low blood pressure. My chest feels odd. This is 2nd day without that in my system. I am hoping to return to normal soon. This in my opinion is very bad stuff!


Dry itchy skin
Date: 9/3/2014
Before using this product I have oily skin, after using this, I have dry & itchy irritated skin.


No results yet
Date: 9/4/2014
Hi, I am 18. I using minoxidil topical solution use 10 and medicines like maxirich, combat & necfolic tablets a month ago for stop hairfall as doctors advise but my hairfall is not stop pz help me.


AskDocWeb: In general, products for hair loss take 3 to 6 months to begin seeing results. Give it time to work.

Thinning frontal area
Date: 9/6/2014
I am a male aged 62, who has a fairly good head of hair, still, thanks to Rogaine. It has indeed kept my scalp’s greater crown area full, but seems lacking in helping the frontal area, where my hair has continued to thin and has recently shown very weak growth. Can anyone suggest what works best for the thinning frontal areas of men aged 60 and older?


MX-5 for hair line?
Date: 9/7/2014
I started using mx-5..I lost my front hair about 1 inch both sides. Shall I get the lost hair with mx-5


AskDocWeb: Although MX-5 is not known to work well along the hair line no one can predict for certain what results you will get. Don’t expect a miracle but some results are possible.

Facial hair growth?
Date: 9/8/2014
im using mintop 5% for facial hair growth i have getting good result growing hair in same time im getting dryness of skin should i stop ????


AskDocWeb: As far as we know that product is approved for use only on the scalp. Any other use would be “off-label” with unknown results.

Minoxidil weight gain?
Date: 9/10/2014
I got 1 session of prp done on my scalp and started taking 1 saw palmetto tablet in a day and apply tugain gel once in a day( as adviced by my doctor) Within 1 week of use i gained 3kgs of weight. I thought it is due to the tablet, i stopped taking it but continued applying tugain gel. For a few days weight was stable, bt aftr 1 week, i again started gaining weight and gained 2 kgs more. In around 18 days of my treatment, i have gained 5 kgs weight. Even hair fall has increased. I am worried. Should i stop applying minoxidal further?


AskDocWeb: Rapid weight gain is one of the more common possible side effects of using minoxidil. It is also one of the side effects that should be immediately reported to your doctor.

Any loss of sexual potency?
Date: 9/15/2014
i want to know that, whether using minoxidil topical solution leads any loss of sexual potency.


AskDocWeb: Using more than the recommended amount or if too much is absorbed through the scalp may have an adverse effect on sexual activities.

Please suggest me
Date: 9/23/2014
I am using coverit 10% for last 4 month which suggest by my doctor, i noticed have some new hair growing and i m happy with the result, anyone can suggest me how long i can use coverit 10% or either can i switch to coverit 5%, please suggest me.


Head shaving
Date: 9/23/2014
i am recommended to use minoxidil 5%, is it okay if i keep my head shaved during the treatment??


AskDocWeb: Hum, given that the treatment has no end and the shaving would continue as long as the treatment was used, why use the treatment at all?

Date: 10/1/2014
Tricosilk max solution: I’m 20years old. I hav been using this solution since four months but still no change in my hairfall and now my hair became too thin. Can i use this solution further to improve my hair growth? Can u suggest me please?


AskDocWeb: Because we have no data on Tricosilk we suggest you contact their customer service to find out if their product can be used with topical minoxidil.

20 year old
Date: 10/6/2014
I’ve just started using it doctor suggested it to me. I’m only 20 years old and having hair fall problem will it work? I’ve lost much of my hair since past 3 years will this product gain me new hair?


AskDocWeb: How well it works, if it does, depends on a number of things including the cause of the hair fall problem. We recommend getting a physical examination to find out the cause of hair loss before attempting treatment.

No result with Coverit
Date: 10/6/2014
I have used coverit 5% min last one month but no result. I don’t have time to two time apply coverit still I will apply daily one time ly and also one doubt plz clarify that ..suppose I will apply in early morning henna oil then in evening without washing my hair can I apply cover it 5% minoxidle plz answer my questions


AskDocWeb: If you don’t have time to apply it according to the directions then it is likely that you are not going to be satisfied with the results. Please understand that this is true for any product that you might use.

It worked!
Date: 10/8/2014
Hai friends I have hair loss problem last one year. now i am using tugain solution 5 my hair loss is stopped thankes to Minoxidil.


Date: 10/8/2014
From last two years i facing hair loss due to medicines of other illness. Pls tell me some suggestions.


AskDocWeb: If hair loss is due to medication tell your doctor that hair loss has become a concern and find out if there are alternative medicines that might be used.

Hair loss caused by minoxidil
Date: 10/13/2014
Used for 2 to 3 weeks stopped cause unsure started again thinking its the best choic for around a months and two weeks, had more obvious hair loss, got scared and stopped. May the hair loss caused by using minoxidil be reversed? Please help.


AskDocWeb: If the hair loss was caused by minoxidil then it will likely stop within a few weeks after the product is discontinued.

Coverit 5% and pregnancy?
Date: 10/16/2014
Hi, i m 30 yrs married woman. I have sufferd in typhoid, chiknpox also. Later i noticed that i m losing too much hair and noticed my sclap easily. Then i did evrythng bt alas! Nothng worked! Then i did consult a hair doc. He adviced me som medicins. But nothing worked nicely. Then another doc advicd me to use Coverit 5% for 6 month and i found sm results again he advised me to continue the same for 1year. Bt the problem is – AS I M A MARRIED ME ND MY HUSBAND PREPARING FOR A BABY. Bt i cant understand should i stop this using of coverit 5% or not. Is this problem creating in pregnency method? Please help me please.


AskDocWeb: To our knowledge the topical Minoxidil solution has not been studied in pregnant women. Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you plan on becoming pregnant.
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