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Your hands, feet, ankles, stomach, or face can swell as a result of salt and water retention caused when taking minoxidil. Water retention may cause a sudden weight gain of five pounds or more.
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1Does Minoxidil Make You Retain Water?
Salt and water retention: Minoxidil can cause salt and water retention. This can lead to congestive heart failure. To avoid this, your doctor should prescribe a diuretic (water pill) for you to take with minoxidil.
2Does Minoxidil Increase Thickness?
Increases hair thickness and density: In addition to stimulating hair growth and quelling a receding hairline, “Minoxidil can increase the density and thickness of hair,” says Fisher.
3Does Minoxidil Affect Metabolism?
Peak plasma concentrations occur within 1 h of oral administration, with the hypotensive effect occurring within 30 min and peaking between 2 and 8 h after administration. About 80% of an oral dose of minoxidil undergoes hepatic metabolism, primarily to an inactive glucuronide conjugate.
4What Are The Side Effects Of Taking Minoxidil?
Acne at site of application.
burning of scalp.
facial hair growth.
increased hair loss.
inflammation or soreness at root of hair.
5How Long Does It Take For Minoxidil To Thicken Hair?
While it can take up to 4 months to see hair regrowth with Rogaine, the product may start working within 2 weeks.
6Can Minoxidil Fix Thin Hair?
Minoxidil can help to regrow hair that has recently fallen out and can also help to improve hair that is thinning. It is a scientifically proven treatment, used by many men around the world. You should use Minoxidil on your hair for as long as you wish to see results.