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What are the negative side effects of rogain? And how common are they?

What are the negative side effects of rogain? And how common are they?

Irritation: A few percent of people will get localized irritation and if it gets on the face facial hair growth. Both of these effects are minimal with rogaine (minoxidil) foam which does not run or irritate the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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What are side effects of rogaine/minoxodil?

What are side effects of rogaine/minoxodil?

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 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

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I have a clearly noticeable receding hair line. Should i used rogaine (minoxidil) or will it have side effects?

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 more

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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

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

Safe alternatives: Propecia (finasteride) is a DHT blocker, but the rate of side effects is very low. If you have't noticed any side effects after 11 months, it's unlikely you'll experience any. Rogaine (minoxidil) applied topically has few side effects other than scalp irritation, ...Read more

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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?

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?

Only crown: Rogaine (minoxidil) is indicated for hair regrowth in the crown area. It won't start hair growth is areas where it is not currently growing like your face. Give it time the hair will grow on your face and then over time you will get tired of having to shave! ...Read more

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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.

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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