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Minoxidil (Rogaine) causes cancer and is it the best product I can use for my regrow of hair.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) causes cancer and is it the best product I can use for my regrow of hair.

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Does the use of minoxidil cause any brain disease or cancer?

Does the use of minoxidil cause any brain disease or cancer?

Minoxidil: Topical use is safe for brain & no cancer has been reported. ...Read more

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Does minoxidil cause brain cancer due to absorption?

Does minoxidil cause brain cancer due to absorption?

Hope not: Brain cancer rates have been rare, stayed rare, and don't seem to be going anywhere.
So.... you can have all the risks for it you want, cell phones, blood pressure drugs, TV towers, etc. The exposure to these have skyrocketed over the last 30 years, the amount of brain cancer stays about the same... they cannot do very much. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use finasteride 1 mg and minoxidil 5 %? Is there any major threat to health? And what about breast cancer and impotence?

Is it safe to use finasteride 1 mg and minoxidil 5 %? Is there any major threat to health? And what about breast cancer and impotence?

Probably safe: if you have no other medical problems. Finasteride is male hormone blocker, so impotence is possible, but rare and usually transient and reversible. Breast cancer is even less common. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

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 more

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Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

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

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Can I grow beard with rogaine (minoxidil)? What hormone causes masculine chracteristics

Can I grow beard with rogaine (minoxidil)? What hormone causes masculine chracteristics

You can try: Hormone is testosterone. If you're a woman who wants to adopt the male body / role, there are programs in most developed nations that can help you. If you're a man who's genetically programmed to have a very thin beard despite normal testosterone (erections, body odor), you can try rogaine (minoxidil) for your face / chest (anecdotes of success), or simply note many women prefer a thin-bearded, smooth man. ...Read more

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Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% that my derm. Recommended causes alot of irritation. I have a 3 mo. supply. How can I dilute it slightly to make it less irritating?

Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% that my derm. Recommended causes alot of irritation. I have a 3 mo. supply. How can I dilute it slightly to make it less irritating?

The dermatologist: That prescribed the rogaine (minoxidil) should be consulted regarding whether you should continue use of the rogaine (minoxidil) or whether diluting it is recommended, and/or how this should be done. It is available over-the-counter in 2% concentration. Consider trying 2% OTC concentration to see if it causes irritation. If irritation occurs with 2% then diluting it will probably not be helpful anyway. ...Read more

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Does applying rogaine or minoxidil on the beard causes acne?

Does applying rogaine or minoxidil on the beard causes acne?

Maybe: It won't help you grow a thicker beard. About 5% of guys in the US can't grow much of a beard, and at age 25 it's time for you to accept what Mother Nature gave you. If somebody is giving you a hard time over your sparse growth, simply recognize mean-minded man-made superstition and be done with all that nonsense. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide & maybe your doctor's Rx. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) for men cause excessive facial hair growth on women?

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

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) cause weight gain, body aches and pain in the kidney area? I've been on it nearly a month.

Rogaine (minoxidil): Serious reaction may occur but none have been reported. Common reactions include an allergic reaction, itching and skin irritation. ...Read more

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Do rogaine (minoxidil) could cause low libido as proscar do.I want to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hairloss but heard from users it can cause ed.so im afraid to use it?

Do rogaine (minoxidil) could cause low libido as proscar do.I want to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hairloss but heard from users it can cause ed.so im afraid to use it?

Here are some ...: Some 1.5% of Rogaine (minoxidil) male users reported erectile dysfunction. Of course, who will have certain side effect is unpredictable; such has applied to the use of all medications. Generally speaking, before legally popularly used, all drugs in use has been studied and confirmed to be reasonable, except some non-regulated pills online. So, you have to decide what you would like to cope... ...Read more

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Does minoxidil causes limp erection?

Does minoxidil causes limp erection?

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

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Have you ever known minoxidil 5% to cause premature aging? Would it be common?

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

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I used minoxidil for fourr months and it didn't help at all to stop hairfall. Can discontinuing it cause more hairfall?

I used minoxidil for fourr months and it didn't help at all to stop hairfall. Can discontinuing it cause more hairfall?

No: Begin with a diagnosis, a definition of the type and cause of hair loss. This means consulting a skin specialist. If you derive benefit from use of minoxidil you lose it when you stop. If no benefit, then no penalty for stopping. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Minoxidil (Definition)

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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