MINOXIDIL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Alopecia: “I had a small amount of thinning. Thought this could help me. Used this for a month. Most of my hair fell out. The rest broke off & turned to straw. I now wear hats. Couldn’t be unhappier.”

Stressed out (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

For Alopecia: “21 year old male with slowly progressing MPB since 20s. Used once daily 5% for 4 months and shedding was reduced. No objective data about effectiveness but I would say it reduced shedding and progression a little. Stopped due to palpitations and chest discomfort (not any other side effect). My advice is to keep in mind this is a long term treatment and increased shedding could be seen the first month (my case). Another thing to remind is that effectiveness can only be appreciated within 4 to 6 months of usage. Decided to stop slowly for two months and then stop completely. Approximately 2 months have passed since no minoxidil and shedding had increased a lot, but seems to be more stable now (as it was before starting any treatment). Keep in mind any result obtained WILL BE LOST AFTER 3 Months. Thinking about starting finasteride, but luckily not in a hurry. Best of luck to all the balding men reading.”

MedstudentnotfromUS (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 29, 2018

For Alopecia: “I started having male pattern baldness. I starting losing hair in my 20s and I could clearly see that my hair was going for good, but I knew I was still in time if I could find something that could keep it, I didn’t need anything for regrowth, only for it to stop falling. And that’s what minoxidil did for me, I didn’t get more hair, but I kept all my hair and it got thicker and now the hairs that fall have a root again. I’m 26 now and I can say that without minoxidil I would be bald because at 23 I was 3 months without it and it starting falling LIKE CRAZY… I guess I will use it forever or until something better comes”

International_Young (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 26, 2018

For Alopecia: “I have used it for 3 month minoxodil but it is not working for me may be but I have used for stress hair loss. I have a lot of personal stress which is the reason why I needed to use this product. Or maybe it is not suitable for me. I must say everybody that before trying minoxodil remove all thing like stress, use proper diet , and other and than if necessary then only try it”

Anonymous November 1, 2017

Rogaine (minoxidil) for Alopecia: “I started Rogaine and Propecia about a year ago. I apply Rogaine 2x a day morning and night. I have noticed thickening of my hair and I do have a 6 month before and after picture my dermatologist took. She said I am her “poster child” for this treatment… we were both very excited! I have absolutely no noticeable side effects from either medication. Sex drive is the same as it was before medication. I also use Regenpure DR, NT, and conditioner. I wash my hair once daily as it is needed because the Rogaine foam creates a stiffness of my hair (like gel would if applied) and I have a problem w/ dandruff. My dermatologist prescribed me triamcinolone acetonide lotion to help with itchiness which I apply with a Qtip. (1/2)”

JMC41996 July 30, 2017

For Alopecia: “I used it for 4 months. Between months 3 and 4, my libido was completely gone, my penis smaller, and my erection quality terrible…..in the rare case I was able to achieve one. Its now been almost 5 months since stopping the drug and all my side effects remain with no improvement. This over the counter hair loss medicine has made me asexual. I saw the endocrinologist and he believes that minoxidil caused these side effects. There is a research article titled “minoxidil may suppress hormone receptor functions” published in 2014. He believes that my androgen receptors have been suppressed and that is why my hormone tests are all normal. Unfortunately there is no treatment besides discontinuing the drug and waiting x months/years…if ever.”

Gergy (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 22, 2017

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