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Stopped using minoxidil. What are the possible after effects?

I have stopped using amenixil ( minoxidil ) after using it for 2 months (on 26/07/12). I am worried about the after effect. What should I do now to stop further hair loss? please suggest. I heard that after stopping minoxodil one should expect excessive hair loss. my question are 1 How much hair loss should I expect 2 Are those hair loss permanent or they can grow back 3 If they can grow back how much time it takes to grow. 4 Hair which I shedded during the use of minoxidil will they grow back
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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hi yes the most common side effect of minoxidil is rebound hair loss after stoppint it,we cannot except what is the amount of hairfall but it can 2-3 times that of grown hair.but the loss cannot be permanent they can grow may take 3-6 months for growing them back because hair cycle is more three months.but my first question is why u have stopped minoxidil by knowing the side effects
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