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Using Minoxidil 10% For Hair Growth. Hair Is Growing With Minoxidil Not Only On Head But All Over Body. Is There Any Other Medicine With No Side Effect?

i am continuously using minoxidil 10% topical solution from six months, now my hair growth is better when compare to not using minoxidil. If i am stop the using of minoxidil is my new hair is going to fallen. What is is the alternative for minoxidil which contain no side effects, because when i am using minoxidil hair was growing not only on scalp but also all over the body like Bear. so can you suggest me some medicine which is work like as minoxidil without side effects
Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Bhanu prakash,
Minoxidil is an antihypertensive medicine and in early medicine days it's hair growing potential got detected when the women taking this medicine grew excessive facial hair. It a arteriolar dilator and when applied locally will increase blood circulation to local area- it can grow hair on your tips so beware while applying. Some part of topical medicine gets absorbed by skin and causes excessive body hair growth.
Unfortunately till date no cuch medicine is available which grows hair only on face and without side effects.
Rather get adjusted to shiny scalp.
I reminds me of one of my doctor friend started having inevitable hair loss, he shave off the remaining hair, got scalp massaged and took attire with shirt/T-shirts and Tough Jeans. He became a hit in campus and young men with good hair shaved off like him.
Take Care!
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Dr. Rajashekar Bogadi's  Response
Dear bhanu prakash,



using minoxidil cause dilation of blood vessels leads to pereferal flow of blood whic results in hair growth ......using such vassodialters for long time leads to hypotension which again leads to different problems. 2nd thing is after stoping minoxidil hair will fall again as usual. so better no use such medicine. only alternative medicne for it is homeopathy which does not have any side effects. but through homepathy u can not see the drasting change in ur hair in a short time... u need to take long time treatment ..... for the immidiate rileaf u can go for folicle replacement surgery ( hair plantation) .
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Using Minoxidil 10% For Hair Growth. Hair Is Growing With Minoxidil Not Only On Head But All Over Body. Is There Any Other Medicine With No Side Effect?

Hi Bhanu prakash, Minoxidil is an antihypertensive medicine and in early medicine days it s hair growing potential got detected when the women taking this medicine grew excessive facial hair. It a arteriolar dilator and when applied locally will increase blood circulation to local area- it can grow hair on your tips so beware while applying. Some part of topical medicine gets absorbed by skin and causes excessive body hair growth. Unfortunately till date no cuch medicine is available which grows hair only on face and without side effects. Rather get adjusted to shiny scalp. I reminds me of one of my doctor friend started having inevitable hair loss, he shave off the remaining hair, got scalp massaged and took attire with shirt/T-shirts and Tough Jeans. He became a hit in campus and young men with good hair shaved off like him. Take Care!