Does using minoxidil 5% on beard cause erectile dysfunction? How much time should I apply?

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Minoxodil on beard

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minoxodil can be used on the beard. Standard solutions of 3% or 5% can be applied which should be purchased from your local drug store


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Minoxidil for the beard

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There have been no studies for minoxidil use on the beard. It is entirely an off label use and should be trialled only under supervisiom of a physician. There is no evidence in the medical literature or from my patients that this is a side effect of minoxidil use on the beard.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

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