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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience in Dermatology
Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
probably: If you are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant rogaine (minoxidil) is safe. You should also have no history of heart disease. Once you stop us ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Rogaine (minoxidil) benefits: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) has been shown to be beneficial for regrowth and maintenance of scalp vertex hair in clinical studies.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) can be purchased over the counter.;
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that.But in my opinion success with rogain is limited.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Latisse (bimatoprost): The medication bimatoprost — marketed under the brand name Latisse — is approved by the food and drug administration (fda) to treat inadequate eyelash ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience in Dermatology
It May: Rogaine (minoxidil) is approved for application on the scalp to grow hair as an over the counter product. Trying it in other areas may work, but more ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Two ways: Minoxidil makes hair follicles wider so your hair is thicker. It also increases the growth phase of your hair so that you grow longer hair and more s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Rogaine/Propecia: Both together are more effective than one alone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
It works: It works but only as long as you are using it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: I may often help if used on a regular basis.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
Rogaine (minoxidil) loss: Hair thinning has many causes: hormones, thyroid, nutrient deficiencies, medications, etc rogaine (minoxidil) is used for androgenetic hair loss in m ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience in Dermatology
Yes and no: It can possibly stop frontal hair loss, but not regrow the lost hair.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Thinning hair: Yes the doctors can prescribe, but not before the doctor has taken a history from you, examined you, and made decisions about your treatment.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The foam is generally less irritating. Apply to a dry scalp rather than a wet one as well.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
80%: Rogaine (minoxidil) works about 60-80% of the time, however you won't know if it works without giving it a try. Best of luck. www.associatedplast ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience in Dermatology
No: The dandruff itself can cause hair loss if not treated. Minoxidil is one of the only treatments that has been proven to increase hair growth in female ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
It is not indicated: It is only approved for pattern alopecia of the scalp.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience in Medical Oncology
Possibly: The hair loss after chemotherapy is a difficult problem. There are several treatments that have been tried. Most have failed. Rogaine (minoxidil) migh ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
Hard to say: We know it works well for the scalp, but for other areas its not proven. However, rogaine (minoxidil) is no longer expensive, and if you have thin ar ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Rogaine (minoxidil): Should not cause any hair loss;however, it is not 100% effective and hair loss may not be related to this medicine.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Telogen effluvium: Because telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of ha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No one knows: Rogaine (generic name: minoxidil) was first used as an oral drug for high blood pressure. One of it's side effects was that it also caused increased g ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You might want to: talk with your physician about using the 5% (male) formulation. Take care.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience in Dermatology
True: Rogaine (minoxidil) has its main effect on the vertex of the scalp. It works poorly if at all on the receding scalp line of balding males. Oral Fina ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even rel ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
No: No don't use.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
24 years experience in Dermatology
Mildly effective: For androgenetic alopecia, or genetic male pattern baldness, Minoxidil can be mildly effective at maintaining hair density and regrowing hair. Propec ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Bauman
25 years experience in Hair Restoration
Minoxidil Works!: The active hair growth ingredient in FDA-app'd Rogaine=minoxidil. When used properly & consistently, Minoxidil helps weak follicles grow thicker, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
Good for some: It has been successful in younger that 45 year olds. It will only cause the maturation of vellus hairs to terminal hairs so you need soft vellus hair ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Meyerson
55 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Rogaine (minoxidil) is safe for women and is available in a special strength for them. It only helps certain types of hair loss and needs to be used f ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: It works for all over the scalp.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes: For some people ,regular use of minoxidil religiously for many years will slow or even reverse hair loss due to aging and loss of hormones
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) is the same as Minoxidil which is a blood pressure medicine. It has not been known to affect sperm count. What you may be thinkin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience in Cardiology
Hypotension: If you are taking it for alopecia, the most common side effect is hypotension or low blood pressure, especially when changing position (i.e. Sitting t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
2 to 3 months: One needs to be paient with rogaine (minoxidil) as the process stimulates vellus hairs already present to mature.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Maybe: If you use the liquid form you could have burning stinging redness but the foam should just cause hair growth. You leave rogaine (minoxidil) on.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably yes: Theoretically it can work as well and may be better , but each individual has different tolerance and side effects, i don't see any harm in trying fo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
If you stop: When you stop rogaine (minoxidil) all the fuzz you obtained on it will fall out.

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