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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.

Noticeable results at 6 weeks
Date: 6/16/2015
67 year old male just started using 2nd 60 ml @2% minoxidal twice a day and noticed hair regrowth and thickening after 3-4 weeks. quite happy with results. ?in canada 2%-1 x 60 ml= OVER $30 CDN$? ?us 5% X 3 60 ML = $19 US $??? happy with results so far 6 weeks and noticible results


AskDocWeb: Not sure what you are asking about the prices. When comparing prices between countries it is not unusual to see the same drug being sold in different countries with different prices. Import tariffs or taxes may be added, the distributor may add their profit to the cost, and/or the exchange rate for currencies can also affect the price.

A question of safety
Date: 6/16/2015
Hi Dr has prescribed me mx5% solution.. Along with biotin tablets and renocia shampoo. How far is this going to help me..after knowing the effects of minoxydil is it safe to use ..and also with initial excessive hair fall


AskDocWeb: The question of safety does not have a yes or no answer. It varies with the individual patient’s condition. For example, if someone has very low blood pressure, using topical minoxidil may lower it to dangerous levels and cause blackouts or fainting. That could be fatal if the patient was driving a motor vehicle at the time, which is why patients are recommended to always work with a healthcare provider when using medication.

What can I do?
Date: 6/18/2015
I’m now 30yrs old past 6yrs suffering from hire loss I have used all oil available in market all are no result at last I lost my hire what can I do?


AskDocWeb: Have you considered getting a medical examination to determine the cause of your hair loss? If it is cause by a parasite the treatment would be different from what would be prescribed for a bacteria or a vitamin deficiency. Knowing the cause would allow you to make the best choice of a treatment.

Date: 6/20/2015
Hi I am 24 years old and I havent grow a proper beared on my cheeks. Should I go for a minoxidil?


AskDocWeb: Using minoxidil anywhere other than on the scalp is not recommended.

Alternative to MX5?
Date: 6/21/2015


AskDocWeb: Minoxidil comes in different strength formulas. MX5 is the 5% strength of minoxidil. Using a 2% formula may produce similar results without the side effects, although that’s not guaranteed.

Happy with results but have some questions
Date: 6/22/2015
.I am using minioxidil 5% since 10months…..results are seen….BT very slow…. M happy that New small hair on my scalp are coming.. 1. I want to ask that whether daily head wash will reduce my hair???….my doctor has advised to wash head daily because my scalp is very very very oily…..nd to use minioxidil scalp should be clean and dry…so I wash head every morning… So will it reduce my hair.???.. 2…i m also using bioexidil capixyl serum,,, ranbaxy…nd some tablets 3.for how long I hv to use minioxidil?? I am 21 years old girl..nd have thin hair problem because of heredity…. Waiting for ur reply ..will b very thankful to u


AskDocWeb: 1. As long as your shampoo doesn’t cause hair loss and you are not overly aggressive in scrubbing the scalp, washing your head daily is unlikely to have any effect on hair loss.

2. What is your question?

3. How long you continue using it up to you however, once it is discontinued the hair that minoxidil caused to grow is likely to fall out within a few months of stopping.

How long?
Date: 6/23/2015
hi i used minoxidil for 3months,and i stopped a week ago,because i want to become pregnant,from how many days it will stay out from my body?


AskDocWeb: When topically applied, Minoxidil has a half-life of 22 hours in the skin. The time it takes the body to completely eliminate a drug from the system is equal to about 5 half-lives. That means it will be completely out of your system in less than 5 days after discontinuing use.

Grade 3 stage hair loss
Date: 6/23/2015
Hi my name is Krish I’m 21 and suffering from hair loss from couple of months so I consulted a local dermatologist he said its kind of grade 3 stage of hair loss and he prescribed Hair bless and curlz fin tablets and minokem-n 5%solution I need to know do they help in reduction of my hair fall and helps to grow new hair as my hairline is little wider and in how many months do these medicines show result in???


AskDocWeb: Effective treatments for hair loss most often show noticeable results within the first three to six months. It would be great if they worked for everyone however, that is not always the case.

Hair fall started again
Date: 6/23/2015
Hi…I hv used Coverit 2%.. 3 months ago my hair fall completly stopped. .so I stopped using Coverit 2%..after a months.. again its started hair fall…nw I hv exam..tht to during exams tym lot of hair fall will appear to me..wat to do…???


AskDocWeb: Hello How. It seems you are having the same problem that many others experience with products intended to treat hair loss. That appears to unrealistic expectations, usually caused by not reading the directions for what you are using. If you read through some of the feedback here you will find many examples of those who stopped using their treatment and then find that their hair loss started again. Once more, if you want to keep the hair that the product stimulates to grow, you have to continue using the product.

I’m addicted to these medicines
Date: 6/23/2015
I was suffering from lots of hair loss, and Although I never quoted but whenever I used to stand below a light, I would feel bald as I used to see myself in mirror. I consulted Dermatologist. They prescribed me the medicines. I have been taking Tugain 10% solution + Finpecia tablet + Androanagen tablet. It’s been 3 months I’m addicted to these medicines. Results are very good, Much of my hair loss is reduced. But my doctor suggested me to take these medicines as many years as possible. Does taking these tablets for many years will have any side effects? Please help me out in this issue… Thank you


AskDocWeb: Tugain 10% is a formula that contains 10% minoxidil, which has not been studied for long term effects (if any) in clinical trials so that is an unknown. The Finpecia tablet is actually Finasteride, which is sold in the U.S.A. as Propecia. Please read the warning on that page and take it seriously.
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