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Minoxidil And Ketoconazole Used Together
My dermatologist gave me: minoxidil 5%, vitamin E 200 and ketoconazole medicated shampoo for my hair falling treatment. Need a second opinion.
Hair Loss: Vitamin e and ketocanazole shampoo treat seborrheic dermatitis not hair loss. The treatment of hair loss depends on the cause. Male or female pattern hair loss can be treated with Minoxidil 5% twice a day. For men there is also propecia. For alopecia areata we use kenalog (triamcinolone) injections every four weeks. For telogen effluvium we use B12 shots once a month. ...Read more
Hair shedding top sides receeded hairline 28 yr old male went to derm prescribed me ketoconazole shamp rogaine disregarded thinning brows what to do
may use the shampoo on your brows.....if your problem continues check with that Dermatologist again!
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Yes: Yes, you can use both products together to slow down the process of hairloss. ...Read more
I am suffering from hairloss together with an itchy scalp, what can I do to get rid of the itch scalp? I am already taking finasteride and minoxidil.
I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair.I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil.Can I use Tgel and minox together?
Can use both : T-gel can be used once to twice per week. While Minoxidil must be used twice per day. I can't say if you will have any problems with using them both using that schedule. Of course washing off the Minoxidil every day soon after applying you will not benefit from it even if you are only a washing with water. ...Read more
What to do if I have both psoriasis and dandruff, can I use t-gel and Nizoral (ketoconazole) together?
Technically: I would just use the T gel alone for a month and see if it treats both conditions. ...Read more
I used minoxidil for fourr months and it didnt help at all to stop hairfall. Can discontinuing it cause more hairfall ?
I used minoxidil for my patchy beard for 1 m.and now it becomes thinner and more patchy..should i stop using it? or it's normal shedding?what to do?
Yes: Absolutely. This is the same preparation and concentration as marketed for women. ...Read more
Isn't the half life of topical minoxidil like 20 hrs.? If so why does it need to be used twice a day?
Levels may vary: Half life generally refers to the amount of time it takes to eliminate 50% of a drug from your system. However, this does not correlate with the amount that is needed to be therapeutically effective. For a given drug, that amount needed to be therapeutically effective may be more than or less than the amount present when 50% has been eliminated. In addition, the topical minoxidil is locally active ...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
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
Use with caution: Minoxidil is a potent blood pressure medication. In general, it is not readily absorbed from intact skin. However, it may be absorbed by compromised, irritated, or inflamed skin. Typically 2-5% is used; 30% may cause scalp itching or irritation or dandruff. Other medical side effects include a racing or irregular heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness and even fainting. ...Read more
Rarely: Study of extensive experience in using Minoxidil showed extreme low incidence of ed (<0.75%), but usually occurring in the middle-aged men with marginal erectile ability plus taking bp-related drugs. Note: all life event is always on its process of lifelong making and displays itself at a spot of its own full spectrum. ...Read more
Serious side effect such as:
•dry cough, sharp or stabbing chest pain;
•chest pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
•trouble breathing (especially while lying down);
•swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet;
•rapid weight gain of 5 pounds or more;
•fast or pounding heartbeats;
•sudden numbness, weakne. ...Read more
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 likely you would benefit from a medical evaluation and other therapies (some people do hair transplant to missing beard hair areas!). ...Read more
Possibly: If you are referring to topical Minoxidil or Rogaine (minoxidil) for women , it can be used safely for long term. This medicine unless you are allergic is well tolerated as local itching, irritation can happen to some people. Because it is over the counter these medicines tend to be safer than prescription medicines. Good luck and see your doctor for more concerns. ...Read more