I am 18 and am currently experiencing hair loss at the center of my hairline. It's beginning to lose in a triangular shape (as of now) where my hairline would be the base. My question would be, does this product have anything to do with your hormones? Meaning does the imbalance of hormones reject this product? And also, where do you guys usually purchase the product? I am worried I will be losing more and more everyday. I am currently using castor oil but it hasn't seem to help much, nor slow down the process. (I've been using it for about 2-4 months).
Sorry to hear about your hair.
What is minoxidil?
Minoxidil is a vasodilator that relaxes (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Minoxidil is used to treat severely high blood pressure (hypertension) that is causing symptoms or damaging your vital organs. Minoxidil is usually given together with two other medicines to help prevent serious side effects.
Minoxidil tablets should not be used to promote scalp hair growth. Only the topical form of minoxidil (Rogaine) is recommended for that use.
Minoxidil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
More info: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/minoxidil.html
Minoxidil is FDA approved in men and women for treating androgenetic hair loss. If you are not sure if you have androgenetic alopecia, please see a physician. Minoxidil is over the counter in many countries. Minoxidil has no effect on hormones.
- Minoxidil Information for Consumers
- Minoxidil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Minoxidil (detailed)
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