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Having hair fall problem and taking medication. Is it safe to use minoxidil? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Oct-2013
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I am having problem with hair fall, i have almost lost of hair as i did not take much care at the initial stage and currently using some medicines to stop hair fall.

I would like to know is it safe to use Minoxidil 5% for hair regrowth or go for hair transplantation.

Doctor:Let me read your query
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:You can use minoxidil for hair growth
Doctor:No harm in it
Doctor:unless you have contraindications to use the same
Doctor:Try it for 6 months to one year
Doctor:If you do not see much improvement, then you can opt for hair transplantation
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User:Thank you for the information, and sorry for the late reply not sure why but i did not see whatever you typed before.
Doctor:did you see now?
Doctor:Hope you have followed my suggestions
User:Actually i am using medicines from Dr.Health (Shahid Shamsher) so can i use minoxidil at the same time
Doctor:Is that a homeopathy medicine?
User:I am not sure but looks like. actually he has given some liquid which i am applying on my scalp
Doctor:I suggest you to not combine both these medicines
Doctor:Try one thing at a time
Doctor:else, there may not be any benefit at all
User:oh ok, then i will wait for sometime to complete all of medicines. It is about six months more then i would go for minoxidil. Will that be fine
Doctor:it should be fine
User:ok, thank you so much
Doctor:One form of treatment once
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Doctor:Hope your problem is resolved soon
Doctor:Have a great day
User:you too, thank you
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