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Minoxidil (Minoxidil) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Minoxidil reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 5 ratings/reviews, Minoxidil has an overall score of 8.80. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 8. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Minoxidil review by 38 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Hair loss
Dosage & duration:   1mL (dosage frequency: x2 daily) for the period of 12 months
Other conditions:   thinning hair on crown and temples
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits of using minoxidil was the halting of DHT buildup in the scalp around hair follicles. It also improved circulation to the scalp. This encouraged the recovery of thinning hair to become thicker and fuller. This halted hair loss and restored hair to cover up signs of male pattern baldness.
Side effects:   There were no observed side effects with the use of this product.
Comments:   1mL Minoxidil was applied twice daily to the scalp until the entire dose and been absorbed. treatment was coupled with Low Light Laser Therapy - 650nm 5W lasers that served to biostimulate the scalp and help in the halting of the effects of DHT.

 

Minoxidil review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hair loss
Dosage & duration:   2 x 1 ml / day (dosage frequency: 3 years) for the period of 3 yeaqrs
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Regained hair growth. Minoxidil first increased hairloss (normal during the first weeks of using). New hair started to grow after around seven months. I have not regained my normal hairgrowth. The hairs itself have a slightly larger diameter and are bit more curled.
Side effects:   Slightly increased peachy hairgrowth on face. During first week of treatment I experienced a minor headache after application.
Comments:   Was prescribed this drug in a 5% solution by my dermatologist when suffering from Alopecia Androgenetica. He advised to apply a 1 ml dose twice daily.

 

Minoxidil review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hair loss
Dosage & duration:   2 x 1 ml / day (dosage frequency: 3 years) for the period of 3 yeaqrs
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Regained hair growth. Minoxidil first increased hairloss (normal during the first weeks of using). New hair started to grow after around seven months. I have now regained my normal hairgrowth. The hairs itself have a slightly larger diameter and are bit more curled.
Side effects:   Slightly increased peachy hairgrowth on face. During first week of treatment I experienced a minor headache after application.
Comments:   Was prescribed this drug in a 5% solution by my dermatologist when suffering from Alopecia Androgenetica. He advised to apply a 1 ml dose twice daily.

 

Minoxidil review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hair loss
Dosage & duration:   Men's formulation, applied twice daily (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of two years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Even though I am a woman, my dermatologist recommended that I use the men's dose of Rogain. It definitely thickened my hair, after using the woman's dose for several years, which just kept me from losing hair.
Side effects:   Mild drying of the scalp
Comments:   Applied men's formulation of rogaine to my scalp twice a day.

 

Minoxidil review by 33 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hair loss
Dosage & duration:   5% 4ml day (dosage frequency: 1x day) for the period of 4 years
Other conditions:   ulcerative colitis, depression
Other drugs taken:   MAOI
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Dying follicles were reactivated and enlargened so large terminal hairs grew. Vellus hairs were shed and replaced with strong hairs. Hair thickened substantially
Side effects:   'Peach fuzz' vellus hair growth on my forehead and cheekbones. Dizziness when started using at first. Increased heart rate when first started using. Possible skin damage - minoxidil breaks down collagen.
Comments:   The recommended application is 1ml twice daily. I ended up applying 4ml once daily for over a year. So, I was using too much. The results were pretty amazing.
 


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