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Moderate hair growth on using mintop minoxidil. Are these supplements good for regular use?

hi doctor,i have been using mintop minoxidil from may i can see hair grown nearly a cm at the crown and center of my head and not in my frontal area. i lost my hair in the frontal and crown area completely. apart from minoxidil and talk other suppliments like, biotin , saw plametto, primrosa, magnesium ,follic acid, b-long,zinc and vitamin E. just wanted to know is it good to take these suppliments everyday and could you please suggest me which tablets to take at what time? (mor-noon-eve)
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
You are on right way,you will definitely get hair growth gradually with this treatment,continue it.
Following molecules are helpful for hair growth PABA,calcium patothenate,nicinamide,L-arginine,L-cysteine,zinc,biotin,inositol,copper,selenium.
B12,folic acid.You are already taking good medicine ,take it with some food at any time.
Topical solution containing minoxidil and aminexil will be more helpful because it prevents perifollicular fibrosis.
Also avoid stress,eat good nutritious diet,use proper hair oil.
Keep in touch with your doctor.
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

1. Minoxidil is a vasodilator agent, which stimulates the hair follicle resulting in hair growth.
Hair loss also occurs on sudden stoppage of the medication.

2. Deficiency of certain minerals, vitamins & amino acids in diet. e.g. Iron, zinc, Vit B complex, lysine, etc have been studied as a cause of hair loss.
So, intake of multivitamin & multi mineral supplements helps to tackle this deficiency.
It is better to take the supplements once daily.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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