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  1. Paharchura
    June 24, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    Does local minoxidil preparation( oil or spray) also causes sexual problem?does every person suffering from , who use these. Is there Any bilateral therapy is available to stop or minimize these untoward effect?

  2. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 25, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Paharchura,

    While some individual have reported issues, to my knowledge, no conclusive study has been completed about sexual dysfunction and minoxidil.

    According to the official reports, the side effects for minoxidil include the following:

    “Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; dizziness; fainting; fast heartbeat; redness or irritation of the scalp; sudden, unexplained weight gain; swelling of the hands or feet; unwanted facial hair growth.”

    Frankly, it does not appear that sexual dysfunction, permanent or otherwise, is listed. However, if you are uncomfortable with this potential side effect or anything else about the medication, I highly recommend discussing the issue with a trusted physician.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

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