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Minoxidil: Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication which also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. ...Read more
Loniten allergy: Loniten (minoxidil) = is a vasodilator used to treat hypertension (oral) or baldness (topical). An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-6877/loniten-oral/details ...Read more
Also called minoxil: Loniten (minoxidil) also known as Minoxidil has multiple side effects. Usually its used for pts failing max therapy with other meds. Swelling of legs, feeeling dizzy, reflexive fast heart rates, hairgrowth, pericardial effusion, just to name a few. Pts shoul be on a water pill and a beta blocker to avoid some of these effects. ...Read more
See below: Minoxidil by mouth is a potent blood pressure lowering medication. A side effect of this drug is hair growth. This side effect is used generally without lowering blood pressure by preparations which are applied topically or over the skin. There are warnings that it can lower blood pressure when applied topically if "absorbed". ...Read more
Does minoxidil cause sterility or infertility. And does all the new hair falls on stoppage of this medication?
No and Yes: Use of the topical form of minoxidil for hair loss (alopecia androgenita) is NOT associated with sterility or infertility. Hair growth typically resulting from use of minoxidil usually does recede after discontinuing its use. Minoxidil should only be used for specific hair loss patterns. See your physican to make sure you don't have other underlying and potentially treatable causes of hair loss. ...Read more
What are effective options to preventing hair loss/thinning without using rogaine (minoxidil) or oral medications?
Limited: All men have remodeling of their hairline over the temples around age 20. How fast this progresses to male pattern baldness correlates closely with how hairy your chest is. This is genetic. Forget "pop" cures. You can slow it down some with the available medications, or get baldness surgery. Or you can embrace your genetic masculine heritage, get really fit and look fantastic, like photo guy. ...Read more
24 year old female who is getting bald. Should I take specific vitamins/medication/oils? I tried minoxidil it didn't work.
A 39 male had hair transplant. Minoxidil caused itching leading to redness, mild bleeding. Any medication? It does not go away as he scratch it.
Dihydropyridine: Dihydropyridines are calcium channel blockers that include nifedipine, amlodipine, Felodipine and nicardipine. They're preferred before resorting to Minoxidil which routinely causes reflex tachycardia and fluid retention and thus must be used in conjunction with a potent diuretic and betablocker. Minoxidil routinely causes facial hair (unacceptable for women) and can cause pericardial effusion. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil) & propecia are how much effective drugs. Can this treatment recover the whole loss & how much it takes to show some result. I m using frm 2mnth?
6 months: You must be on both of these medications for 6 months before you see results. If you stop using them all the benefits will be lost. ...Read more
PILLS FOR HAIR LOSS: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can Be Weak & Gr: Using OTC (over-the-counter) rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective, but many patients find it to be too weak, too messy and irritating to the scalp. For those patients, we often prescribe Compounded Minoxidil Formula 82M. It reduces the side effects of the off-the-shelf product (rogaine (minoxidil)) and therefore offers better ease of use and results. HairCheck hair bundle trichometry measurements prove the effectiveness! ...Read more
A solution for hair: Originally a blood pressure pill, it has been shown to reduce scalp balding. Available otc generic 2% @ $4 a month, you apply to scalp to slow hair loss, sometimes grow new hair. The benefit requires years of religious application twice every day. There are branded products of 5% which are slightly more effective and much more expensive. ...Read more
Minoxidil Works, but: Minoxidil promotes improved hair growth from weak follicles. Twice a day, everyday until further notice, is the recommended dosage. Get a HairCheck measurement if you want to track your progress in 90 days, otherwise you'll have to wait 6-12 months to judge. OTC minox (rogaine) is weak & messy. Formula 82M compounded minoxidil goes on dry & is much more powerful. Stop the minox? Lose the result! ...Read more
Age and Minoxidil: Minoxidil (m) is only used when other treatments have not worked well or cannot be taken. You should also take other medications to avoid the side effects of minoxidil. These medications include a diuretic to prevent the body from holding on to too much water and salt and a heart medication (such as a beta blocker including propranolol) to prevent a fast pulse. M has no age limit to its use. ...Read more
Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting the hair loss in most patients with androgeneic or hereditary hair loss. That is it's main benefit. In a small percentage of users of rogaine (minoxidil) there is an appreciable amount of regrowth of hair usually in the first year of use. ...Read more
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 using it whatever benefits is lost. It takes at least 6 months to see a response if you find you are allergic to the liquid, then you will have to use the foam twice a day. ...Read more
Better Minox?: Minoxidil promotes improved hair growth from weak follicles. Twice a day, everyday until further notice, is the recommended dosage. Over-the-counter minox (rogaine) is weak & messy. Formula 82M compounded minoxidil goes on dry & is much more powerful. Track your results with a doc who performs HairCheck. It takes a year or more to see results so stick with it and follow-up every 90 days to track. ...Read more
Minoxidil: If you are dealing with topical Minoxidil there can be: pruritus, skin irritation, contact dermatitis. With oral Minoxidil there can be: chf, stevens-johnson's, pericardial effusion, angina exacerbation, hypertichosis, edema, tachycardia, breast tenderness, weight gain, paresthesia, headache. ...Read more
Minoxidil for Women: While safe, over-the-counter women's topical Minoxidil is often tried with disappointing results because the traditional rogaine (minoxidil) or generic version can be messy, irritating to the skin and weak in terms of hair growth. Many patients find improved usability with compounded prescription formula 82m Minoxidil because it is stronger on the follicle and is easier to use (dries fast, less greasy, etc.). ...Read more
Yes, with caution:
The real question is "is it safe to not take minoxidil" which is a powerful anti hypertensive agent. The drug can cause low pressure, edema, pericardial and pleural effusions. It causes hair growth which may be unwanted it must be used with a powerful diuretic and a beta blocker.
If it is used on the skin for hair growth these side effects are uncommon and the additional medications not needed. ...Read more