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Question: Hello Doctor, I was advised to apply a solution to the root of my hairs when I consulted a dermatologist for my hairfall. Attaching the pic of the medicine. I have continued applying twice every day for 3 weeks. Now I am scared since I may have to apply this solution throughout my life which I don't want to. Hence, I planned to discontinue after using for past 3 weeks. Now I need your suggestion to continue using this solution or stop. If I need to stop, is there any side effects if I stop immediately since I have already used for 3 weeks.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng (0 minute later)
Hello Doctor, I was advised to apply a solution to the root of my hairs when I consulted a dermatologist for my hairfall. Attaching the pic of the medicine. I have continued applying twice every day for 3 weeks. Now I am scared since I may have to apply this solution throughout my life which I don't want to. Hence, I planned to discontinue after using for past 3 weeks. Now I need your suggestion to continue using this solution or stop. If I need to stop, is there any side effects if I stop immediately since I have already used for 3 weeks.
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
you can stop

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for posting the query.

You can stop the medicine. with no side effects.

Some times hair fall may recur once stopped. If it is sever kindly visit your dermatologist once.


Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
you can stop

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for posting the query.

You can stop the medicine. with no side effects.

Some times hair fall may recur once stopped. If it is sever kindly visit your dermatologist once.


Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng (1 hour later)
Thanks a lot for your inputs. My brother has a follow up query. What will be the consequence if I continue for 3 years and then stop ? What will be the side effects on Genital organs? Heart ? Brain ? Skin ? He heard using such medicines might have a negative effect on Genitals, Heart, Brain and Skin. That's the reason of his worry and for this follow up question.
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng (0 minute later)
Thanks a lot for your inputs. My brother has a follow up query. What will be the consequence if I continue for 3 years and then stop ? What will be the side effects on Genital organs? Heart ? Brain ? Skin ? He heard using such medicines might have a negative effect on Genitals, Heart, Brain and Skin. That's the reason of his worry and for this follow up question.
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Details below

Detailed Answer:
The side effect is seen in Minoxidil when taken orally.

Topical application doesn't have much side effects on Genitals, Brain and Heart.
Skin side effects are seen in some people.

I usually suggest for 6 months of application.

Using for 3 years has to be again consulted with your dermatologist.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Details below

Detailed Answer:
The side effect is seen in Minoxidil when taken orally.

Topical application doesn't have much side effects on Genitals, Brain and Heart.
Skin side effects are seen in some people.

I usually suggest for 6 months of application.

Using for 3 years has to be again consulted with your dermatologist.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng (20 hours later)
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
NOT MUCH SIDE EFFECT

Detailed Answer:
No side effect in this minimal dosage use for 6 months.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
NOT MUCH SIDE EFFECT

Detailed Answer:
No side effect in this minimal dosage use for 6 months.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Hello Doctor, I was advised to apply a solution to

Hello Doctor, I was advised to apply a solution to the root of my hairs when I consulted a dermatologist for my hairfall. Attaching the pic of the medicine. I have continued applying twice every day for 3 weeks. Now I am scared since I may have to apply this solution throughout my life which I don't want to. Hence, I planned to discontinue after using for past 3 weeks. Now I need your suggestion to continue using this solution or stop. If I need to stop, is there any side effects if I stop immediately since I have already used for 3 weeks.