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Hair Loss Drugs Share your opinions and experiences regarding drugs like Propecia (finasteride), Minoxidil and others.

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Old 08-02-2011, 11:47 AM
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HI guys iv recently had a transplant and have been told to start using minoxidil to help to grafts grow.I ordered the 10% bottle from amazon but when i was getting my stitches out i was told that 10% is to strong and it would kill the grafts..im probably going to get the 5% bottle now..just wonder if anyone is using 10% and getting good results?
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:11 PM
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Burn the grafts??? Who told you that? Give me a break man. No way. I need a scientific evidence. You apply 5% twice a day or apply 10% once a day. At the end the same dose. Just use it and relax buddy.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:26 PM
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John,

While I'm uncertain whether or not the 10% minoxidil solution would "burn the grafts," the 5% solution is what's been tested and proven to treat hair loss, and this is what I would suggest utilizing. Good luck!
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:00 PM
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Yeah, stick with what is proven. No need to do 10% minx if 5% is doing the trick for you.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:12 AM
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HI guys iv recently had a transplant and have been told to start using minoxidil to help to grafts grow.I ordered the 10% bottle from amazon but when i was getting my stitches out i was told that 10% is to strong and it would kill the grafts..im probably going to get the 5% bottle now..just wonder if anyone is using 10% and getting good results?
What did you decide on finally?

I used Minoxidil 10% for around 7 months, 2 ml once a day and saw great results. I recently had my Hair Transplant on 8th August and have stopped using Minoxidil since then for few days.

Will start again next week, but my H.T. Doctor has asked to use 5%, 1 ml twice a day and not to use 10%

I am also confused now.

What do you guys suggest?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:53 PM
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Can any one post their views on this issue plz...
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:34 PM
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The higher strength minoxidils need a touch of acid in to keep the minoxidil crystals in the soloution without them reforming back into crystals within the bottle.

Most 10 and 15% soloutions do not say on the side that they have acid inside but the fact is it is definitley there as minoxidil soloution can not stay stable with much higher than 5% without phosphoric acid. I have also questioned many of these companies how they keep there 10% stable and they have admited it to me.

Ok so there's nothing wrong with acid as azelaic acid is helpful in absorbing the soloution into your scalp but the ht doctors don't even like you using harsh shampoos after a ht so i would say acid would be a no no for the first 2 months after that i would say you're safe to use it.

I know a lot about minoxidil i used to make my own at home....Stick with me you'll be alright lol.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:32 AM
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The higher strength minoxidils need a touch of acid in to keep the minoxidil crystals in the soloution without them reforming back into crystals within the bottle.

Most 10 and 15% soloutions do not say on the side that they have acid inside but the fact is it is definitley there as minoxidil soloution can not stay stable with much higher than 5% without phosphoric acid. I have also questioned many of these companies how they keep there 10% stable and they have admited it to me.

Ok so there's nothing wrong with acid as azelaic acid is helpful in absorbing the soloution into your scalp but the ht doctors don't even like you using harsh shampoos after a ht so i would say acid would be a no no for the first 2 months after that i would say you're safe to use it.

I know a lot about minoxidil i used to make my own at home....Stick with me you'll be alright lol.
Hey Buddy,

Thanks for replying and providing such insight on this.

My HT doctor has asked me to stick to 5% for around 4 months after transplant and said that after that I can apply 10%

My problem is since I was already using 10% before transplant and I was seeing decent results, I stocked it up just because I was getting a good discount on it. Currently, I have 5 packed bottles of 10% Minoxidil with me, which is like 6 months supply for me.

Just wanted to know, that after using 5% Mintop for the next four months, can I start applying 10% again. Will it be safe and positive or is 5% advisable?

Generally, what is preferable according to you,5% or 10%?

Does 10% provide better results as such?

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:13 AM
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The phosphoric acid is only a trace but enough to stabelize it I think most suppliers use .5ml in a 65ml bottle so you'd be fine after 4 months given the fact you can return to normal shampoo after 2 weeks.

Azelaic acid is always labelled on the side of the bottle as they promote it as a extra tool against hairloss I've even heard talk that it can kill off some dht from around your follicles but I'm not a believer, anyway I personally would never use any minox with azelaic acid as I feel it weakens your hair strands making your hair look frail in a cosmetic way but it does not damage your follicles so if you shaved your hair and regrew it after long azelaic acid use it would grow back better looking but I would never use one with that in, just check if yours has that.

I find 10 and 15% minox solution without azelaic acid much better than 5% but wouldn't use for a while after a Ht.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:07 AM
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The phosphoric acid is only a trace but enough to stabelize it I think most suppliers use .5ml in a 65ml bottle so you'd be fine after 4 months given the fact you can return to normal shampoo after 2 weeks.

Azelaic acid is always labelled on the side of the bottle as they promote it as a extra tool against hairloss I've even heard talk that it can kill off some dht from around your follicles but I'm not a believer, anyway I personally would never use any minox with azelaic acid as I feel it weakens your hair strands making your hair look frail in a cosmetic way but it does not damage your follicles so if you shaved your hair and regrew it after long azelaic acid use it would grow back better looking but I would never use one with that in, just check if yours has that.

I find 10 and 15% minox solution without azelaic acid much better than 5% but wouldn't use for a while after a Ht.
My Minoxidil does not mention anything apart from Minoxidil IP - 100 mg, Alcohol (95%) IP eqivalent to Absolute Alcohol 40% v/v...Don't know what does that mean...
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