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Minoxidil Hair Causes Dizziness
No it does not!: Minoxidil is FDA approved. There is no significant risk of developing cancer due to use of this drug. if there was a risk it will be off the market very quickly. So forget about that risk.There are limited number of products for hair regrowth and they are only partially effective. ...Read more
Is minoxidil safe enough to use?is it true that it causes increased hair growth on other body parts too. what are other side effects of minoxidil.?
According to them: "the exact mechanism of action of rogaine (minoxidil) is uncertain. However, researchers believe that rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking and with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 strands of hair. Unfortunately, this isn't a permanent one time only treatment. You need to continue using Minoxidil to maintain your hair growth. ...Read more
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more
Will applying minoxidil on scalp cause excessive unwanted hair growth anywhere else even if it was just applied on scalp?
Yes: It is very common, especially for women, to get extra hair growth in other areas besides only the scalp. If a woman is using it and gets facial hair, i tell her that "this is great!" it means that the Minoxidil is working. Now we just have to decrease it so we keep the growth to the scalp only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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