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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.

Allergic reaction
Date: 7/2/2015
Hello, I am 25(female) have had hair loss for past 2 years from using oral contraceptives. I just started to used minoxidil(2%) topical solution, I definitely saw a difference after 2 months but I had a horrible allergic reaction swollen eyes, flaky itchy skin and redness. I Also got a huge increase in unwanted facial/ body hair. This was very counterproductive since I have been spent thousands of dollars on laser and electrolysis hair removal.
So I stopped using it and contacted the doctor who said to lower the dosage and use the foam minoxidil(2%) because there is an ingredient in the topical solution (glycol) which causes the allergic reaction. I tried out the foam and still feel that I am having an allergic reaction. What do you think is the best step here? To just stop maybe consider hair transplant or do you suggest another product? I have tried many shampoos Nisim has a lot of sulfates in it which will dry out my hair.


AskDocWeb: Sorry Monica, this forum is limited to discussing side effects and effectiveness. For medical advice you need to consult with your local or Adonline Doctor.

Facial hair growth
Date: 7/3/2015
I have been using regain 5% once daily for women for 3 months. My hair seems better, however I gained a lot of facial hair. Can I use less than recommended dosage. I am also thinking to alternate 5% and 2% every other day. Do you think this might help prevent the facial hair growth.


AskDocWeb: The 5% formula of minoxidil is known to produce facial hair growth in women (Source: US National Library of Medicine). “Some females may have hair follicles that are very sensitive to MTS (minoxidil topical solution) and should use the lowest strength of MTS (2%) to help avoid unwanted hair growth.”

Facial hair?
Date: 7/10/2015
does mintop forte help in growing of facial hair?


AskDocWeb: Although it might work, that would be an “off label” use, which means that it is not intended for that purpose.

Cough at night?
Date: 7/10/2015
i am 28 years old and have been using 5 % Minoxidil Mintop on recommendation of dermatologist for tow days. from first day i experienced etching like cough in my throat particularly during night after use but normal during day. is it side effect of medicine?


AskDocWeb: Minoxidil has not been reported to cause a cough day or night.

Total time?
Date: 7/11/2015
sir, i am using tugain gel 5% by consulting dr manoj khanna i wnt to know from u what is a total time procesure for using it


AskDocWeb: To our knowledge no total time has been established. The length of time it takes for the product to dry depends on the humidity of your environment. As for the length of time you use it, measured in months or years, that depends on your satisfaction with the results.

Losing hair at 17+
Date: 7/12/2015
i thought i will use mintop 2% in order to control my hairfall and for regrowth of hair. i am a girl of 17+. now plz tell me will it be applicable for me or not??


AskDocWeb: If you are losing an unusual amount of hair at age 17, there may be a medical problem that needs attention. We suggest consulting your doctor to find out what might be causing this.

Questions about minoxidil
Date: 7/13/2015
I am 33 years old. I am suffer from hair fall since more than 7 years. Now I started to use minoxidil 5% from one month before. I used it once a day. May hair falling was reduced by 90% now. But I feel a headache whenever just after applying solution. It is still not seen hair growth. I want to know that 1. should I continue the treatment? 2. Why I feel a headache? 3. Is there any side effect of using Minoxidil?


AskDocWeb: Headache is listed as one of the possible side effects of minoxidil that should be reported to your doctor. Other side effects are listed here.

Minscalp 5%
Date: 7/15/2015
Hi, I am SLE patient and I am 24yrs old female… I am suffering frm severe hairloss.. My doc sugessted me to use minscalp 5% is dis safe to use ?? Or any other product is more usefull than dis?


AskDocWeb: Minscalp 5% is manufactured by East West Pharma in India. The active ingredient is minoxidil, which is known to stimulate the growth of unwanted body hair in women who us it only on their scalp.

My doc prescribed it
Date: 7/16/2015
Minokem 5%- I will use this coz my doc prescribed this to me..and after reading ur views and suggestions I will definetly going to try this once.


Mintop solution
Date: 7/17/2015
I am only 19 now i have heavy hair lose. I am using varias hair oils since last few years. Now i heared about Mintop solution does it works????


AskDocWeb: It does work but not for everyone. You have to apply it twice a day, every day, to get the full benefit.

Lots of hair fall
Date: 7/18/2015
Pilogro plus Hello, I am 28 female and i have a very thin hair on crown area..i started using minoxidil 5% and has been a first i used max-5 nd its my second bottle but the company i got ws different named pilogro but with same 5% amount..but i am noticing lots of hair fall day by day..what might be the reason…please suggest..before i didnt have this severe hair fall


AskDocWeb: Data supplied by the manufacturer of minoxidil says that if hair loss continues beyond 2 weeks, to discontinue use and consult with your doctor.
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