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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.

Tugain 5%
Date: 11/26/2014
Hi Sir, I am using Tugain 5% daily since 3 months and I noticed hair growth. Do I need to use this on daily basis or alternative days as I got my hair back. Please suggest


AskDocWeb: The active ingredient in Tugain 5% is minoxidil. The data we have says that it needs to be applied twice a day daily in order to be fully effective.

How long to use minoxidil?
Date: 12/1/2014
I am 17 years old. I have been using it for almost a year now. Ideally till what age should i continue using it? Will it have any side-effects if i plan to use it forever?


AskDocWeb: To our knowledge the possible long-term side effects have not been studied in a clinical setting beyond 2 years. As to an ideal age, that has not been established.

Whole body is itching
Date: 12/2/2014
Mintop fort5% using this I am suffering from ittiching on whole body and also it has become red pls suggest how to stop ittiching


AskDocWeb: The instructions say that those are symptoms of an allergic reaction and that you should seek medical attention.

No improvement
Date: 12/3/2014
I used minoxidil topical 5% for a year but I didn’t feel improvement I have front baldness shuold I continue use or I stop using


AskDocWeb: Most experts agree that if you haven’t seen improvement within a year then continued use is not likely to produce any positive results.

Is it safe?
Date: 12/5/2014
hello sir I am 19 years old boy suffering from hair loss at vertex area . my cause of hair loss is swimming water . my scalp makes more irritated and itchy black patch of dandruff created at vertex area . my doctor firstly give Sylic acid shampoo and some medicin, lotions which remove the dandruff now I am getting 3 time jet mesotherapy and minoxidil 5 and finesteraide now I get good result and better improvement . I want to ask you is it safe for my health or hair


AskDocWeb: Unfortunately there is not a yes or no answer to the question of safety. All prescription drugs have potential side effects. It is for that reason that you have to get a prescription from a doctor before you can use them. Please read about the possible side effects of finasteride here.

Weight gain
Date: 12/5/2014
I have experienced a 9# weight gain in the two months I have been using Minoxidill. 5 % Rogaine makes a 5% foam for women.


Hair in my ears
Date: 12/9/2014
I take Modafinil 200 MG to stay alert because I have sleep apnea and you wouldn’t believe the hair growing out of my ears. I’m sixty year old male and bald. My beard is almost white, but this hair in my ears is jet black and stronger than enything I ever had on the top of my head. I wonder what would happen if it were turned into a cream and I would put it on my scalp?


Date: 12/20/2014
Does Rogain only work if you use it every day? I don’t have the time to wash my hair every day?


AskDocWeb: It does take time to apply it according to the directions. Unfortunately it has to be applied twice a day to get the full effect.

Onion juice
Date: 12/25/2014
is it true onion juice really re- grow hair? dose fda aproved?


AskDocWeb: To our knowledge there is no clinical proof that the use of onion juice will regrow hair. It is not FDA approved for that purpose.

Use during pregnancy?
Date: 1/4/2015
I noticed a lot of questions about use during pregnancy. It actually says on the bottle that they don’t recommend using it during pregnancy.


No results
Date: 1/5/2015
I face hairfall and dandruff problem from last 3 year.i used each and everything but found no result.after that I m going to doctor….he suggest me to take minoxidil 5 percent, finasteride, biotin and kenole plus shampoo for dandruff. …but founds no results…my dandruff and hairfall are getting worse. …tell me the right way to stop my dandruff and hairfall problem.


AskDocWeb: Unfortunately there is no one “right way” to do what you want. When you consider that there are several different causes of hair loss and the many different ways that people respond to the various treatments, there are just too many variables.

Minoxidil 10%
Date: 1/7/2015
when i am stopping to use monoxidil 10%?


AskDocWeb: The 10% solution of minoxidil has not been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration.

Effect on erections and sperm count?
Date: 1/8/2015
Hi im 22 year old male and I started noticing hairfall since 2 years… I have consulted doctor so he says I have 25% of damaged hair.. he suggested me some medication but m not ready for it… I heard in my friend circle about the minoxidil solution.. bt even heard tht it will affect the erections and low sperm counts… is it true..?


AskDocWeb: According to an article from the Mayo Clinic, using too much minoxidil may cause an overdose which could produce sexual side effects. As far as we know those effects were limited to loss of sex drive and/or weaker erections. Sperm count was not mentioned in the articles we read.

Too much minoxidil
Date: 1/8/2015
i used minoxidil from last month, i am suffering from loss of sexual desire,i know its due to too much absorption in my system, plz tell me the best way to eliminate it.


AskDocWeb: Do you mean besides discontinuing it? We know of no other way but to stop using it and allow the body to do its job.

Tremendous increase hair loss
Date: 1/9/2015
I used mintop 2% solution for a month & noticed that it started to make my hair thin & increase the hair-loss tremendously. Should I stop using it? By, stopping its use will the hair-loss be reduced?


AskDocWeb: If the increase in hair loss was caused by the Mintop then discontinuing would seem to be a good idea although it may take a week or two to notice the difference.
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