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Minoxidil effectiveness to prevent hair fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help yoiu
User :   I have a problem of hair fall..
User :   someone suggested minoxidil.. is it good?
Doctor :   If it is a doctor who has examined you and suggested Minoxidil is good
Doctor :   Minoxidil is an application medicine
Doctor :   that is used only after physical examination
Doctor :   and recommended by the doctor
Doctor :   The topical monoxidil has comparitively less side effects
User :   This was suggested to one of my friends.. but i heard that it causes BP in the long run.. is it true?
Doctor :   Minoxidil was originally used for BP control and its side effect was the hair growth and as time grew and better BP mediciations were discovered it is no more in use and the side effect has turned it to be a better drug for hair growth

Doctor :   The topical minoxidil does not cause the BP
Doctor :   If taken by mouth it can cause orthostatic hypotension
Doctor :   So use should be under the supervision of the doctor
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User :   So if i have to use it, it is compulsory to consult a doctor?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   And one more question
Doctor :   First get the physical examination done see if the hair fall is of different cause to you
Doctor :   unlike your friend
Doctor :   The same drug may not work for every one
User :   ok.. And is there any means by which you can increase your facial hair?
Doctor :   It depends on lot of factors
User :   Meaning?
Doctor :   No perfect solution for increase in facial hair
Doctor :   I feel it good to look young even though the age grows :)
User :   Ok. Thank you very much. It was very very helpful:-)
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