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Rogaine Permanent Side Effects
Hypotension: If you are taking it for alopecia, the most common side effect is hypotension or low blood pressure, especially when changing position (i.e. Sitting to standing). It is also associated with ankle edema (swelling) due to fluid retention. Some people may experience tachycardia (rapid heart beat or palpitations). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minoxidil: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/rogaine-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I have a clearly noticeable receding hair line. Should I used rogaine (minoxidil) or will it have side effects?
Treat your hairline: Even though rogaine/minoxidil is not FDA-approved for hair regrowth in the hairline, it's possible to see some improvement. The improvement you get will depend on the amount of weak hair in the area. Dead is dead, gone is gone. But if the hair follicle is alive, there's a chance minox, laser or prp will help. Otherwise, a transplant is your only option. Try Formula 82M minox to avoid side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Rogaine (minoxidil) safer to use than Propecia? Been using Propecia for 11 months without noticing side effects but am worried after reading about side effects
Yes: Depends on the type of hair problem. Side effects not common, consisting of local irritation or allergy. ...Read more
Is there any side effects of applying rogaine (minoxidil) form on face for hair growth? How long should I keep it applied on face?
By using rogaine (minoxidil) on my face will I be able to make my facial hair appear? If so which are the possible side effects?
21/male hair thinning a little and facial hair not growing as much as I'd like would rogaine (minoxidil) help with these? Any bad side effects? Any tips? Etc.
Start treatment now: For what may be early male baldness. You will have much better results by using minoxidil now. Hair loss at an early age can be devastating to your self-esteem, and the longer you wait the harder it is to gain the lost hair back. Some formulations of Rogaine can cause scalp itching, so try foam if that's a problem. It is not approved for beard growth, but some men on YouTube have tried it. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
How effective is minoxidil in long term usage for regrowing your hair? Are there any side effects of long term usage? Eg. More than 6 months
Depends: Effedtiveness varies with the individual. All drugs have some side effects and the insert in the packaging lists side effects and warnings. I would read it carefully. ...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.?
Hi, using kirkland minoxidil foam 5% on my face to get more facial hair can have side effects? If so what kind?
Local irritation: Usually no side effects. But why would you go to this expense and bother for this goal? I wish I did not need to shave. Let's celebrate our diversity. ...Read more
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