Can I stop after 2 to 3 weeks?
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Doctor Answers 2
It is fine to stop minoxidil, but do know that any gains you made from using the product will be lost. After use of 2-3 weeks, it is unlikely you have had any growth or changes to your hair so it should not be a detriment to discontinue use.
It sounds like you have been using minoxidil and then increased to 5% and had some improvement. Assuming you have been using it for sometime to maintain your hair, stopping it all together might cause you to lose hair again. You can go off of it for 4-6 weeks and monitor and then start again if you need to.
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