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How much minox should I take?


#1

Hey guys, been using 5% minox twice a day for about 4 months, in additon to propecia. Though I see no significant regrowth (though am told its looking thicker) I am happy enough to report that it has slowed dramatically the fallout.

Here’s my question though: Is using more than 1ml per application a waste? Because my hair loss is pretty much all over the top of my head, front to back. So with a large area, is spreading 1ml not enough?


#2

2 ways to upgrade minox’ efficiency: higher percentage or higher dose. Since I have switched from 5% minox to15%, my results are indisputably better. So, yes, more than the standard 1ml of 5% may enhance results.


#3

Thanks brm.
Cool, it makes sense that a higher surface area requires more lotion. I guess my concern though would be whether there are some side effects from say 2mls twice a day? Has anyone done this?


#4

Be cautious. Increase the dosage progressively. I personally use twice 1ml of 5% (upjohn) plus three times 1 ml of a custom made 9%(from my local pharmacist). So, this is: (2x5 + 3x9)/2= 18.5. It is as though I used 2 mls of a 18.5% minox per day. Never had any sides (apart from more hair:-) ) .


#5

» Thanks brm.
» Cool, it makes sense that a higher surface area requires more lotion. I
» guess my concern though would be whether there are some side effects from
» say 2mls twice a day? Has anyone done this?

You will get whatever side effects you normally get TIMES 2, as simple as that.


#6

If the quantity or the frequency is increased, the chance of it being absorped through the skin may increase. This obviously will cause more side effects.