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Have hair loss. Want to try Mintop lotion. How safe is it?

I want to try mintop lotion 2% to grow hair . i have hair thinning in certain areas of the scalp only . also i colour my hair everyfortnight . how safe is this treatment . will my hair color ripp off using this. Any sideeffects after using this . heard that the moment u stop using the product u have doublehair loss . Sumeet
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Sumeet, this drug Minoxidil used in treatment of hair loss reduces further hair loss & does not stimulate regrowth. Minoxidil was first used in the treatment of hypertension (high BP) & as side effect resulted in excessive hair growth in some patients & this effect is utilised therapeutically. You should continue it if no allrgic reactions occur in your scalp or the benefit (drug induced hair growth) will be lost. You should wash your hands after using Minoxidil lotion. Minoxidil can result in allergic reactions in some people. Another drug Finasteride (1mg/day) used in severe hair loss, increases hair growth in men (should NOT be used by women) if used for a period of 2 years but results in various side effects like impotence & loss of libido & is generally preferred for more severe conditions like prostrate enlargement
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