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A 38-year-old member asked:

will side effects disappear if i stopped minoxidil ?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Few days: Sidedays side effects are not common and should resolve within a few days to a week. If it persists the side effects may require short term treatment such as topical medications.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 23 years experience
Yes: Most people who develop side effects from Minoxidil are usually describing itching, scaling and/or redness from the propylene glycol in the liquid formulation. Topical otc scalpicin can help this resolve and switch to the rogaine foam 5% once daily for women and twice daily for men. Now, if you have extra facial hair from using minoxidil, this will resolve and use less with more focal applicatio.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Minoxidil side effects--what are worst ones?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Minoxidil: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in hearing or vision; difficulty breathing; excessive, sudden weight gain; fainting; lightheadedness; increased chest, arm, or shoulder pain; increased heart rate; pounding heartbeat; swelling.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can be the side effects of minoxidil?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Few: If you have not heart problems it should be safe. Your can be irritaed by the mens liquid but this can solved by using the foam.If women use the men's form then it is possible to get excesss hair on your face.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can using rogaine (minoxidil) on a receding hairline actually make it worse?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Rogaine (minoxidil): I don't think so. Rogaine may improve the hair line but, it will not replace hair transplant.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start working?

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Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
2 to 3 months: One needs to be paient with rogaine (minoxidil) as the process stimulates vellus hairs already present to mature.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can rogaine (minoxidil) really work?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil) benefits: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) has been shown to be beneficial for regrowth and maintenance of scalp vertex hair in clinical studies.

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