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Minoxidil Side Effects (Explained)

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Acne at site of application.
burning of scalp.
facial hair growth.
increased hair loss.
inflammation or soreness at root of hair.
reddened skin.
swelling of face.

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1Is Minoxidil Harmful For Hair?

Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US FDA-approved medication for hair loss in men and women. The drug is marketed as 2% and 5% topical solutions. This over-the-counter product is considered safe, but should be used with caution.

2Who Should Not Take Minoxidil?

It is not known how minoxidil causes hair growth. This medication is not used for sudden/patchy hair loss, unexplained hair loss (for example, if you have no family history of hair loss), or hair loss after giving birth.Do not use this product if you are 18 years old or younger.

3Can Minoxidil Cause Health Problems?

Heart function warning: Minoxidil can cause poor heart function or worsen existing heart problems. Your doctor will monitor you for this. Doctors usually prescribe other medications, such as water pills (diuretics) and beta-adrenergic blocking drugs, with minoxidil to help prevent heart problems.

4Is Minoxidil Hair Growth Permanent?

Minoxidil is an FDA approved, over the counter drug for treating certain types of hair loss in both men and women. While it is not fully understood how Minoxidil promotes hair growth, we do know that when it is used on the scalp, the hair growth is not permanent and growth is lost after you stop taking Minoxidil.

5What Are The Negative Effects Of Minoxidil?

Side Effects
Acne at site of application.
burning of scalp.
facial hair growth.
increased hair loss.
inflammation or soreness at root of hair.

6Can Minoxidil Be Used By Anyone?

It is considered safe for people above 18 years of age. Dr Rana states that “it is considered best for the people dealing with hair disorders. It relaxes and enlarges certain small blood vessels in the body so that blood flows through them more easily. This helps to reduce blood pressure.

7Can Minoxidil Worsen Hair Loss?

These side effects are relatively uncommon and do not affect most minoxidil users. Increased hair loss, one of the most publicized side effects of minoxidil, is often the result of hair follicles rapidly moving through the hair growth cycle and shedding before an anagen phase.29/04/2021