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Minoxidil 2 Vs 5
Are the WBC results 15.6, 14.4, 11.4, 13.5, 12.7, 16.7, 14.4 13.3, 12.4, 15.3, 13.9, 14.4 & 17.8 slightly, moderately or highly elevated in general?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group. Good health to you. It is reassuring that the results do not consistently keep rising. ...Read more
2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml 1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml
Don't use more meds: Kindly see your doctor again, ask for a second opinion, it's your right, or see an allergist/Immunologist, other reasons for your child's cough can be reflux, airways hyper reactivity, again sinus infection that might need different form of antibiotics, environmental causes, like second hand smoke or pets, and other reasons, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more
Accurate dose: Long-term use of Accutane, even in low doses, has not been studied, and is not recommended. It is important that Accutane be given at the recommended doses for no longer than the recommended duration. The effect of long-term use of Accutane on bone loss is unknown The recommended dosage range for Accutane is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?
Nutrition!: A gastric bypass is a very complex nutrition situation. If your physician has not dealt with it much i would suggest asking for a referral to a nutritionist or a bariatric center. That being said, the dosage of iron is fda approved treatment for iron deficiency, and the vitamin d is a reasonable amount. You have many nutrient levels that should be monitored and carefully watched! ...Read more
Yes: Multiple liver lesions can be treated by a number of approaches because what is in liver will not spread. Originally ligation of hepatic artery was used since portal vein supplies hepatocytes and hepatic artery the metastatic tumors.Can be used with SIRT which is a form of RT treatment wherein a dose of SIR-Spheres® microspheres are delivered up to 40 times higher than conventional doses. ...Read more
Ciclopirox BP(1%w/v), Zinc Pyrithione (ZPTO) (1%w/v) , aloe vera vs Cetrimide IP(5%w/v),Isopropyl alcohol IP(10%w/v). which shampoo is better 'n' why?
I sometimes use rogaine (minoxidil) twice a day, but other days when i can't find time for two applications only once. Will it still work?
I started using minoxidil spray 2percent for traction alopecia it's been about two weeks hair is shedding is this a normal side effect? Please help
No: Get to a dermatologist and entertain an alternative diagnosis. ...Read more
Derm. said I had sebhoreic dermatitis mos. ago. Said use lotion on scalp &men's rogaine (minoxidil) 4 two mos.Now losing hair.I can't go back.What can I do?pleez
Is propecia (finasteride) more effective or minoxidil? In other terms, which of the two is more effective in combating against DHT for hair loss?
Propecia (finasteride): Propecia lowers Dht by blocking the conversion of testosterone into Dht in the bloodstream. Minoxidil does not affect Dht levels. It works topically as a vasodilator. For the best results, you should use both of them together, but if you had to pick one, i would go with propecia. There is a much more powerful Dht blocking medication called avodart, (dutasteride) but it's use for hair loss is off-label. ...Read more
Is application of 2% topical minoxidil (rogaine) twice daily as effective as application of 5% minoxidil once daily (half life of minoxidil being 22hr?
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 for a short while and see how you tolerate. Watch for blood pressure and local hypersensitivity reactions of your scalp skin. Have a follow up with your doctor as well. ...Read more
Hello, I have beeen using minoxidil 5% for the past one year with really good results . Shall i increase it to 10% for better results?
Better than Minox?: Glad to hear that Minoxidil is working for you. Switching to prescription formula82m has worked better for some patients because it has other ingredients beside minox. Other patients find adding lasercap low level laser therapy or prp platelet rich plasma treatments help too. Where density is low, of course hair transplantation using the no-linear-scar neograft fue approach can get the job done! ...Read more
Dr asked me to take only 1ml minoxidil 5% at one sitting. I happened to take more, say 1.5ml. Will it have any effect? No visible effects till now.
Probably nothing but: Probably you will not see much difference. It's topical , so system effects are minimal , but on prolonged use above recomanded dosage may have some side effects. Besides using higher dosage do not expect faster results , but waste of your money. ...Read more
I'm a 28 years old asian, can I use minoxidil 10%? I've been using minoxidil 5% for the past years but with little results, do I need to switch to 10%
Unwanted hairs occur on body nd face by minoxidil 5%...Bcause of sideefect i m using 1 time in a day frm 2 mnths...In how many time they will disapear
Can't say: Can't say but usually within a few months. ...Read more
Minoxidil: Minoxidil is a blood pressure medicine that was found to have the side effect of increasing hair growth on the forehead. When it was tested topically it also led to modest hair regrowth. It does not cause premature aging. However if someone has been using it for a long while and then stops using it, the hair will gradually fall out to where it would have been if it had never been used. ...Read more
Unwanted hairs can be ocuur due to use of minoxidil 5% on body? Or in how many time they will disappear?
Side effect: Minoxidil 5% generally is recommended for men. Women should use Minoxidil 2%. At higher dose Minoxidil can be absorbed through the skin of the scalp. And increase hair growth elsewhere. This should be reversible if you stop using Minoxidil or use the lower dose. Remember to was your hands well after application to avoid transfer of medication to unwanted areas. ...Read more
Hi i had a better observation with minoxidil 5% than 10%, now d growth is steady wid 10%. So should i again switch to minoxidil 5%??
Your PCP: will give you specific advice. The simple rule that i suggest is that any medication showed be used at minimum dose that produces the maximal benefit. Increasing the dose or concentration of medication without increasing effectiveness increases the potential for side effects including Minoxidil ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) is made by Pfizer. Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. It is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues. ...Read more