Minoxidil

What is Minoxidil?

A testosterone based drug.

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sir,
i am 34 year old male baldness starts in front and top. i am using minoxidil 5% at night only and now start to use in morning Alpecin c1 shampoo.i didnt see any improvement. is this right combination or not?this combination will create any side effects? or may i use minoxidil in twice in a day? how long time need between to use alpecin and minoxdil?will minoxidil affect sperm count or sexual activities or bladder function? .i hve many confusions.i am taking tabs for prostate relaxation for cystitis-urinary problem. pl answer it.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXX,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Male pattern baldness is related to sensitivity of hair follicles to male hormones.The hormone causes reduction of follicle leading to hair fall.

Gold standard treatment of male baldness is minoxidil.Minoxidil increases blood supply to hair...

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helllo,
i am 25 years old male

i am suffering from hairfall since last 3 years and my hair have become thinner. I have started usinf mintop minoxidil 5% solution. Will it improve my condition. I also have dandruff.
I have also consulted many dermatologist in the past.But my condition is not improving.
I do not smoke nor do i drink. I have no other health problems also and look very fit.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Yes Mintop will surely work, but it takes alteast 3 months for it to show response,
so please be patient and keep using it.

Along with this also take tab androanagen one tablet daily for 3 months.

Thank you

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Hello, I am rather conflicted, and I have a decision to make. I am 19 years old and ever since I was a kid I wanted a beard, it's coming in rather slow. I looked online at something that could perhaps speed up the process (I am from a Eastern European descent and all the men in my family have a beard). I came across Minoxidil which is usually used for balding on the scalp. I have come across some positive feedback on some beard forums, however there are others which say there is a health risk as Minoxidil was developed for high blood pressure. What I am asking is should I give Minoxidil a try to jump start my beard growth, because I am running out of patience? Then again, maybe I am looking for only one answer, which would be yes. I would really like to make my existing facial hair to thicken and my vellus hair to terminate.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
I can understand you concern for less hair in beard area.

There is no particular medication for this condition as it is totally dependent in genetically status of a person. You can take vitamins in the form of biotin, calicium pantothenate and other vitamin B complexes. Increase you protein...

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hello :)

Im using Minoxidil 5% for hair loss; and I got much fuller hair now; and I think it's working very good :)
But Now I need to order again; I read about this new cure: Nanoxidil ; and they're saying its better and healtier.

could you tell me about this ? and should I switch to nano ?

sincerely
XXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXX

Thanks for writing in.

Minoxidil is a proven molecule with good results in clinical trials.

Nanoxidil is newer molecule but with lesser side effects.


You can change over to Nanoxidil if you want to.

Caution is warranted if changing therapies.

A good rule for changing therapy is: If you...

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I am 28 years old male and not yet married. To stop the male pattern baldness and for hair regrowth I started using Minoxidil 5% after consulting a dermatologist from last 4 months.But now I'm worried about the side effects which I'm seeing it on different online forums i.e Decrease in sexual ability or desire....I'm unable to notice this issue with me, but just wanted to know whether using Minoxidil will cause erectile dis-function or other sexual problems.I am very much concerned about this please suggest me whether I can continue with usage or not.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Topical Minoxidil may not cause sexual problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir,

I do understand that your have been using Minoxidil 5% for male patter baldness.
your concern seems to be related to the adverse effects of Minoxidil whether it can cause sexual problem.

Minoxidil is a...

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hello Doctor ,iam 23 years old . I have severe hair loss 3 years back .So, i consulted a doctor one year back and he prescribed minoxidil solution and btn forte tablets . These medicines helped and my hair loss decreased a lot .I used these medicines for 4 months . But now again the problem started one month back while I am still using these medicines ,My hair became very hard and brittle .Is that due to the usage of those medicines for a long time?What is the reason for my problem? Please suggest me some medicines or some natural ingredients to reduce my hair loss.

doctor1 MD

THanks for the query

Looks like u have early onset hairloss, get yoursefl tested for thyroid disorder and cortisol as well. Minoxidil should not be stopped. PLease continue minoxidil. It should be continues for prolonged period of time not just 4 months

Have a healthy living

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I have been using Minoxidil .5 on my scalp for a little over a week and noticed 4 days ago I got a rather sever headache. I attributed it to carry heavy items that day, but then noticed every time I put the minoxidil on my scalp I get a slight headache. Then last night my big toe on my right foot started hurting. Sharp pains until I fell asleep. It was fine this morning until shortly after I put the minoxidil on my scalp. Then again a slight but constant headache and the stabbing sharp pains in my big toe. No, a doctor did not prescribe it to me. My husband picked it up because he wanted to help me with my receding hairline.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for writing to us.

I assume u have used Minoxidil 5 % lotion. The dose in 1 ml to be applied on scalp twice daily.
Minoxidil topical is one of the most popular and a very effective medication to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth .It is generally well tolerated. Although rare,...

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Hi, does androanogen tablets help recover from hair loss , i have been having hair loss for the past 2 years and today met a doc who suggested this tab once a day along with some other tabs that are iron and Vitamin supplements and she also asked me to follow a diet routine rich in iron , vitamins , proteins and carbo;s along with minoxidil spray 10%. Will this help and will there be any side effects in the normal functioning of the system, pls let me know?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
With the treatment prescribed by your dermatologist, it seems you are having male pattern androgenetic alopecia.
Androanagen is basically a nutritional supplement with vitamins, minerals and saw palmetto. Saw palmetto is supposed to prevent conversion of testosterone to 5 DHT thereby exerting...

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I have a soft/thin hair as a result of which it doesnt look dense. Is there any way to increase the strength in the hair so that it is thick and looks dense.

Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing to us.

The density of hair and thickness/ thinness of hair depend upon the number of hair follicles and the size of hair follicle respectively. The number and size of hair follicle is genetically governed. However we can definitely keep hair healthy and strong by...

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Hi ...I am male 39 ...i lost my hair in center of scalp ... i had hair implant .. after that i am using tugain minoxidil 5% 1ml twice a day .. androanagen tan in the morning and finax tab at night .. after using minoxidil for 2 months .. it started irritation ..itching..and now redness on face ear and neck aswell ...is it side effect ??

doctor1 MD

Hi,
I can understand your concern for redness and itching in face and neck.

Minoxidil in lotion form can be used to improve hair growth. Minoxidil in general at low concentration do not cause any side effect and is very safe drug to be used. But if used in higher concentration it can lead to...

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Hi i am 31 years old and from severe hairfall from more then 3 years, i have thyroid for that i am taking 62.5mcg thynorom tablet, so it is under control. I have consulted dr, she prescribed me minoxidil 2%, because of that my hair become so hard and dry so she changed it to grocapix gel and tricotan forte tablet, i am following this treatment from more than 2 months but still no effect, even no now my forehead is becoming broad and on top of the head baldness has started plz suggest me something very good, thnx priti

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I am 29 years old, I have been suffering from hair fall and only 10% of hair is left,
I have Iron value of 27.5 ug/dl in the latest blood test report. Will it lead to heavy hail fall?
No improvement even using minoxidil and prohair tablets. Please suggest me what to do.
Sunil.

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