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    What causes severe hair loss after discontinuing Minoxidil?

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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello , me and my wife have been trying to conceive since last few months. My wife has been suffering from severe hairfall recently. Hence we took suggestion from a hair and skin specialist and she started taking biotin supplement and applying minoxidil topical 5% solution. Now we read somewhere that minoxidil is harmful for both pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive. Is it true? should she stop using minoxidil?and what about biotin?Please suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Stop using minoxidil.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Minoxidil solution and foam are used to help hair growth in the treatment of male pattern baldness.Side effects, including: unwanted facial/body hair, dizziness, fast/irregular heartbeat, fainting, chest pain, swelling of hands/feet, unusual weight gain, tiredness, difficulty breathing especially when lying down.
During pregnancy, this product should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.In my opinion she should stop to use minoxidil while trying to coneive she can taking biotin.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 11 hours later
Thank you madam for your response, we will follow the same.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 27 minutes later
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You are welcome.

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I am happy I could help.
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Wishing you the best in whatever you do.
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