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Headaches, discomfort in testicles after using REGAINE EXTRA STRENGTH.

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My 24 year old son started using Regaine Extra Strength for Men and after a few days started to have headaches and a feeling of discomfort in his testicles. He has stopped using the product as he is not sure it is safe to continue using it. He would like to know if it is safe and whether these symptoms are likely to disappear.

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I understand your concern and will do my best to help you.
Regaine Extra Strength for Men contains Minoxidil which is a vasodilator (substances which increases blood flow). Topical application of this over an area increases blood supply to that area. When applied over the scalp, it increases the blood circulation of the scalp and stimulates resting hair follicles and thus promotes hair growth.

The effects of topical medications is usually confined to the area where they are administered. Same with this. The discomfort in his testicles or the headaches do not seem to be related to its use.

Minoxidil is quite safe and can be used as per his doctor's advice.

He can take any OTC analgesic like Ibuprofen 400 mg for the headaches.

Testicular pain, more than discomfort needs evaluation. He can consult his doctor in person for the same.

I hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have any queries.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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