I was prescribed Minoxidil for my BP and used it for 2 months. As a side effect of it I noticed some facial hair growth. But now my doctor prescribed something else so I am not taking it anymore. The hair is there and I want to know what is going to happen to it.
6 Sep 2009
The hair will eventually go away, but it may take up to six months.
"... Upon discontinuation of Minoxidil, new hair growth stops, but 1 to 6 months may be required for restoration to pretreatment appearance... "
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