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Condition: Hair Loss
12/8/2014 1:36:44 PM

Reviewer: Happy Customer, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I saw the effect after a couple of months. Hair regrew back very nicely. I had problem with itch scalp so I stopped and lost some of the hair. I've been using on & off to balance between itch scalp and hair.

Condition: Hair Loss
10/28/2014 3:43:34 PM

Reviewer: Minoxidil Dangerous Ever seen , 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After applying Minoxidil & Finasteride Gel (X-PECIA) 3 weeks more found these problems with body • Trouble breathing (especially while lying down) • Fast or pounding heartbeats • Sudden numbness, weakness, headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance • Sore throat & feel like something has food stucked • Feeling like I might pass out (this is most happening) • ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hair Loss
5/6/2014 9:41:59 AM

Reviewer: cactuslady, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been using it only 2 weeks, but must quit. Like one other reviewer. I am starting to have constant numbness in hands and feet, including lower legs and arms. It won't go away. It interrupts my sleep. Plus mild dizziness has started. For me, this is a dangerous drug. I am tossing the rest.

Condition: Hair Loss
4/11/2014 1:43:09 AM

Reviewer: Hotttt1, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Well I have been using this products for 1 month and a few days but Believe me no side effects bugged me or no serious things scared me. Well It didn't improve anyhing in my hair till now but one thing it did is clear off blisters of my head that I used to have.. May be it takes time to show results so I will stick to it... Well I know one thing coming to this stage took me 4 years and a few m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hair Loss
12/11/2013 6:12:40 AM

Reviewer: Danyell, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Although minoxidil did work to some degree in promoting hair regrowth I found its side effects far too severe to continue using it. Over 18 months I have started and stopped using Minoxidil 3 times because the side effects were not immediately apparent. Firstly itching scalp, this was annoying but acceptable as was the greasiness of the scalp and hair. Then came the blisters on my scalp which I ... Show Full Comment

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