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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 experience with foam
Date: 1/14/2015
i bought a mintop forte foam 10% recently and on using the product the first time the foam just did not stop till most of the product was wasted.


AskDocWeb: Sounds like you may have a defective dispenser. That’s rare but it does happen.

Itchy chest, arms and thighs
Date: 1/15/2015
Following 2 months of 5% Minoxidil use I have very itchy chest arms and inside thighs .I have not changed my diet so assume its Minoxidil any feedback?


AskDocWeb: While it is possible for Minoxidil to cause such symptoms there are also other possible causes. For this reason it’s a good idea to have your doctor check your assumptions.

What happens if I stop?
Date: 1/18/2015
Hello I started using Minoxidil, and I have question. What will happend if I will stop using it after for example 6mon or 1-2 years. What result i will have? The same as I had before or result can be terrible? Thanks


AskDocWeb: For those who have used the product successfully for an extended period of time, it appears that once the growth stimulant is discontinued the hair that resulted from using the product falls out over a period of several weeks. The rate at which hair is lost then returns to what it was before using the Minoxidil.

No result
Date: 1/20/2015
i am purchase to mintop 10% solution,but no result to mintop 10 % solution continue uses to last 8 month


Shaved head?
Date: 1/20/2015
can rogaine 5.0 foam be applied to a shaved head? the directions advise not to apply it to a shaved scalp but i shave my head 2 to 3 times a week to hide the baldness. Can i continue to shave my head and use this product?


AskDocWeb: A shaved scalp would allow too much of the product to be absorbed into the body, which would increase the chances of an overdose. Please review the effects of an overdose.

Date: 1/21/2015
is mintop 10 is suitable for beard and mustach


AskDocWeb: Sorry, it is recommended for use only on the scalp.

Alternative days?
Date: 1/24/2015
Hi, Can i apply minoxidil 5% on alternative days. Does it work? please confirm


AskDocWeb: The directions say to apply it twice a day. Applying it only once every other day would be one fourth the amount recommended by the manufacturer. That seems like it would be a waste of time.

Thyroid dysfunction?
Date: 1/27/2015
Could minoxidil topical solution cause thyroid disfunctioning..?


AskDocWeb: Minoxidil is not known to effect the thyroid. On the other hand, hair loss is a common side effect of thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other thyroid conditions.

How long?
Date: 1/30/2015
SIR i am male 29 years,i am almost bald in crown area and middle part of my head.My dermatology doctor suggest me to use minscalp10% tropical solution along with antioxidant multivitamin tablet,its almost 1 months but no results how much time should i continue this?


AskDocWeb: If you get the results you want then you have to continue using the products as long as you want to keep the results. Although what you are using does not work for everyone it does work for some people. It may take anywhere from 3 to 12 months for the full effect to show up.

Use of hair oil
Date: 2/11/2015
Hi.. I m 25 nw I have been lossing my hair for 6 yrs n still continue. Now I cam to know abt finasteride and minoxidil.. my question is abt to use of hairoil while ongoing medication on tugain 5% and finpecia frm cipla…


AskDocWeb: Neither product lists any contraindications for using oil on the scalp while under treatment.

Facial hair
Date: 2/23/2015
I’m a 30 year old female who was prescribed minoxidil 5% by a dermatologist 6 weeks ago due to my receding hairline. I have noticed that I’ve grown a considerable amount of facial hair and have stopped using this product. I just want to if the facial hair will fall off naturally and how long will that take? Also, if not, what measures can I take to remove the hair as I am a dark skinned woman and laser might not work on me?


AskDocWeb: As we understand it, the hair growth caused by Minoxidil falls out over a period of months following the discontinuation of the product. This may be speeded up by using a hair growth inhibitor such as Vaniqa but that too has possible side effects.

Hair joy
Date: 2/25/2015
i have using hair joy solution 5%of minooxdil solution using three months hair can easily dried and sweep hair fall out so reduce the hair loss and take me solution


Age related use of Minoxidil
Date: 2/25/2015
I am 64 and wanting to use it. Will I get just as good as results as someone quite a bit younger?


AskDocWeb: Studies show that Minoxidil works best in younger patients who have a short history of hair loss. It has been tested in a limited number of older patients up to 65 years of age. That testing has not shown to cause any different side effects or problems than it does in younger adults. It has not been studied in patients older than 65 years of age. Good luck Karen.

Some effects
Date: 2/28/2015
this is still useful but having some effects like headache irritation burning sensation and all that little little effects but it also has best uses


Date: 3/1/2015
Some of people says It’s affect men’s spurn, how to use coverit says some ideas I lost lot of hair


Cardiac arrest
Date: 3/8/2015
My dad used Mintop 10 for a week. he gained weight. had back pain. got fainted due to cardiac arrest as soon as he reached the hospital. couldn’t save him. kidney failed. all because of this product. do not use this toxic product. my dad passed away after using it for only a week.


AskDocWeb: Sorry for your loss Deepti.
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