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minoxidil 12.5%

Discussion in 'Women's Alopecia Areata' started by the_girl_who, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. the_girl_who

    the_girl_who Guest


    I'm suffering from alopecia areata and I visited a clinic which can give me 12.5% minoxidil. I know about the side effects and I'm scared of that but i'm scared of going ahead with something which may not even be right let alone work.

    anyone used it before and their stories on it...if it worked for them etc?
    thank you
  2. the_girl_who

    the_girl_who Guest

    minoxidil is actually rogaine whats with the 2 different names??
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Rogaine is the brand name.
  4. rayneStormRN

    rayneStormRN Guest

    all drugs have "two names" the chemical name, so to speak, which is what the drug IS (i.e. ibuprofen = motrin, advil, etc), and the brand name is the trademarked name a specific company that sells it gives it.
  5. byardley0

    byardley0 Guest

    I have read that 12.5% minoxidil does have side effects, scalp redness, swelling infection, etc. have been reported. The 5% one may be better to start with to check for any adverse reactions.


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