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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. 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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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.

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

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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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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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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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What are the minoxidil side effects?

What are the minoxidil side effects?

Side effects: 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

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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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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

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Hi, using kirkland minoxidil foam 5% on my face to get more facial hair can have side effects? If so what kind?

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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Could supllement nettle root cause side effects on brain (if it is used for a long time)? and is it possible to associate it with minoxidil 5%?

Probably not: Probably not the cause of your mental condition. OK to use at same time as topical minoxidil. Known as a TNF inhibitor and used for prostate enlargement, though the real world effects are mostly placebo. Save your money and discard the nettle root. See a physician for your mental changes. Do you sleep well? Are you depressed? Are you worried? ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for minoxidil side effects. My son has all the worst side effects listed and no doctor think it is anything wrong with him?

Is there any treatment for minoxidil side effects. My son has all the worst side effects listed and no doctor think it is anything wrong with him?

Need more info: To answer how to help with the side effects I would have to know which side effects he is having as there are many listed. I am sorry you don't feel like you are getting any help from the doctor. I think you need to be honest and say so to him or her as you are the spokesperson and advocate for your son and you know him best. If all else fails I would find a doctor that will listen! ...Read more

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Started minoxidil 5% recently and experienced chest tightness. EKG test came back perfect. How can I use Minoxidil without chest side effects?

Started minoxidil 5% recently and experienced chest tightness. EKG test came back perfect. How can I use Minoxidil without chest side effects?

It would be REALLY: Unusual to have chest tightness as a side effect of topical minoxidil, suggested by the 5% label. It is, however, a strong blood vessel dilator, and when taken orally can affect the heart/heart rate. You may be an unusually sensitive reactor. All I can say is...if you are sure the chest pain is associated with application of topical Minoxidil (try, stop, etc), then you must avoid the minoxidil. ...Read more

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Is Finasteride & minoxidil 5% for hair regrowth & glutathione for skin lightening is safe for long use. What's side effects of both.??

Is Finasteride & minoxidil 5% for hair regrowth & glutathione for skin lightening is safe for long use. What's side effects of both.??

Side effects: You can view the side effects on the information that your pharmacist gives you when you get your prescription. They are minimal, . The drugs can be taken long term. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is minoxidil& finasteride is the best solution for pattern hair loss (genetic). How to avoid the side effects such as erectile dysfunction? TQ docs ;)

Is minoxidil& finasteride is the best solution for pattern hair loss (genetic). How to avoid the side effects such as erectile dysfunction? TQ docs ;)

Effective: The only medical treatments that are proven effective for baldness (other than hair transplantation) are Finasteride oral pills and Minoxidil topical. It is less expensive to purchase the 5mg pill (Proscar) and split the pills in 4 (use a pill splitter). Neither treatment causes a higher incidence of erectile dysfunction.
However, smoking tobacco is strongly associated with erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Alan Bauman
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