Under the popular brand Rogaine, Minoxidil came to being as vasodilator and originally was exclusively used as an oral drug (Loniten®) to treat high blood pressure. It eventually was discovered to have the beneficial side effect on hair growth and reversing hair loss.
Upjohn Corporation produced a topical solution that contained 2% minoxidil to reverse baldness and hair loss, under the brand name Rogaine in the United States, and Regaine outside the United States. Treatments offer a 5% concentration elixir designed for men, and a 2% concentration solutions are designed for women. Currently, it is unknown how the drug stimulates hair growth.
What exactly is in it? Minoxidil, chemically is “potassium channel agonist.” Derived from the chemical structure of Nitric oxide (NO), a blood vessel dilator, is a nitric oxide agonist. This may explain Minoxidil’s ability to stimulate hair growth and treat hair loss. Minoxidil may also act via release of Guanylate cyclase, an enzyme connected to vasodilation. That’s a lot of heavy science. But does it work?I’ve friends who gave me feedback saying that Minoxidil restores hair within 6 months- but at a heavy price.
First, it requires continuous use. Fail to apply and the effects rapidly fade. Once you stop using it, the baldness returns.
Second, many of my friends experienced severe chest pains with the application of Minoxidil. Apparently it affects the blood and could lead to palpitations. The sensation is akin to extreme tiredness. This is definitely not recommended for those with heart problems.
Finally Minoxidil impacts endurance. Rob, a runner could no longer achieve his quarter mile runs when on the drug. His stamina goes down.
credo : Unless you really need a full head of hair and are willing to suffer pain, avoid this product. It’s side effects are to heavy to endure
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