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Is there any side effects if Tugain 5 % gel is used by women ?

I am 24 years old female... am being advised Tugain 5 % gel for three months .... I would like to know if it has any side effects in women............
Asked On : Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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usually tugain gel (minoxidil) is prescribed for Hair loss. There are no specific side effects in females. The only documented side effect is interestingly also the hair loss. Since this drug enhances the nutrition to the hair, this also enhances the activity of hair follicles which are in dying phase. But in young people like you the hair follicles in dying phase are very less. thus the benefit is high compared to the risk, thus i would recommend not to worry about the sideeffects.
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