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I got dark eyes after using Minoxidil. What to do?

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Published At May 16, 2019
Reviewed AtNovember 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am using Minoxidil and noticing dark eyes and wrinkles. Is there a way to keep using Minoxidil but counter the side effects?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Minoxidil has nothing to do with dark eye circles or wrinkles. It can lead to dryness, a bit of headache, and facial bloating. Apply it in the prescribed amount only. Not more than half a teaspoon at a time and wash your hands afterwards. Apply 5 mm inside your frontal hairline so it does not get diffused on the forehead.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena


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