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Drinking Topical Minoxidil (questions)

Discussion in 'Growth Stimulants - Rogaine, Minoxidil, Tricomin,' started by Dhldan, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Dhldan

    Dhldan Established Member My Regimen

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    Hey I have some questions regarding consuming topical minoxidil-

    1. What’s the effective dosage? I heard @AnxiousAndy takes .25 ML orally once
    Per day. Can anyone else attest to this?

    2. Does it really work? Very few people have done this and iirc Andy’s also on about a million other things so it’s unclear whether that’s what’s helping him or something else.

    3. Which Brand? I’ve heard rogaine or kirkland as they should have ingredients safe to consume?

    4. When do you see results & will there be shedding? Can it thicken my hairline & diffuse thinning? If so how long does it generally take?

    5. Any side effects?

    6. Is it more effective than applying topically?

    7. Do you drink 2% or 5% minoxidil?


    It’s a lot of questions & thanks in advance if any of u can answer them. The reason why Im opting in for taking it orally is because Im a diffuse thinner and applying it topically 1-2 daily would be a pain. + my scalps already very dry and Im afraid it would cause more flakiness or make my hair oily. I’ve heard of loniten (tablets), but it’s expensive and I’d have to order it overseas with bitcoin which is an inconvenience. No Doctor would prescribe me oral minoxidil as I’m under 18 still.
    I’m already on 1 mg finasteride daily + nizoral 2%, dermarolling biweekly & LLLT for 6 months now with no results & im way below baseline so I thought I’d just take the full dive and get on minoxidil too which seems to be my last hope.
     
  2. el_duterino

    el_duterino Experienced Member

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    You can buy a 2 year supply of daily 5 mg oral minoxidil pills in legit pharmacies in Thailand for under 100 usd total
     
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  3. Dhldan

    Dhldan Established Member My Regimen

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    Do they ship to the US?
     
  4. itsjustsimon

    itsjustsimon Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Two drops of minoxidil ( liquid, do not use foam! ) in water and just drink that. That's it.
     
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    Derelict Experienced Member My Regimen

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    They ship to the USA here https://www.thailandpharmacy.net/product-category/hair-loss/

    i would start at a low dose of 2.5mg to see how well you tolerate it before trying higher dosages 12.5mg etc use kirkland 5% liquid if you are going to drink the topical minoxidil.
     
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  6. Dhldan

    Dhldan Established Member My Regimen

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    U sure it’s just 2 drops? I heard Andy goes w 12.5 mg or .25 ML. Why in water rather than drinking it straight.? I feel like it’d dilute.
     
  7. itsjustsimon

    itsjustsimon Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Around 25 drops are in 1ml. There's 50mg of minoxidil in 1 ml, so that means 1 drop ~ 2.5mg of minoxidil. So I'm doing 5mg in the morning and 5mg in the evening.

    I'm not a chemist but I think it does not really matter if it dilutes, you just need to put this shit down the throat.

    Would like to see if anyone with more knowledge can correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  8. Dhldan

    Dhldan Established Member My Regimen

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    I’ll take your advice then. Andy seems a little extreme with his regiments. Have you gotten any results from doing this yet?
     
  9. itsjustsimon

    itsjustsimon Experienced Member My Regimen

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    No, not yet but it's only 5 weeks since I started.
     

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