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Dr. Alan Bauman
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Minoxidil (Definition)

Minoxidil is a blood pressure agent which is a ...Read more


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What can be the side effects of minoxidil?

What can be the side effects of minoxidil?

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. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of 5% minoxidil?

What are the side effects of 5% minoxidil?

Minoxidil: Irritation or burning of eye, itching, redness on scalp, and unwanted hair growth in other parts of body. ...Read more

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Minoxidil side effects--what are worst ones?

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. ...Read more

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Will side effects disappear if I stopped minoxidil ?

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. ...Read more

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Will minoxidil side-effects stop if I stop taking it?

Yes they will: 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

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I'm on topical minoxidil and terrified of the cardio side effects. What signs can I look out for that indicate I am experiencing them?

I'm on topical minoxidil and terrified of the cardio side effects. What signs can I look out for  that indicate  I am experiencing  them?

Topical Minoxidil: You are dealing with a topical medication not a systemic medication. Therefore the side effects are less: no serious adverse reactions seen just contact dermatitis, pruritis and skin irritation. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you

Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you

Hardly ever: Apply to scalp. Measured amount. No need for shower cap. A few people get local reaction, but I have never seen it. Helps some women keep more hair if used religiously twice a day for years. Generic 2% minoxidil is about as good as any other form and costs $4 a month. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Dr. Alan Bauman
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