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Minoxidil Topical Solution 2% harmful to pregnant?

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Nov 29, 2015
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Minoxidil Topical Solution 2% harmful to pregnant?

My wife is recently pregnant. I am planning to start using minoxidil tropical solution 2% to regrow my hair. Is it harmful for her in any way?
It is a spray purchased at Costco. The product itself didn't mention it. And my wife is worried about my regrowing hair!
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Jr. Member
Apr 8, 2011
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Check Motherisk website or you can also call their phone line if you can't find the drug on their site.
Sr. Member
Nov 13, 2013
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I would consider avoiding regardless of what the manufacturer says. Lots of drugs were safe in pregnancy until they weren't. Almost certainly they didn't test it on pregnant women. Do you really want to be messing around with the hormones of your baby. It seems likely the mom will absorb some of the hormones inadvertently. Will it be enough to have an effect probably not but who knows.
Deal Fanatic
Sep 16, 2004
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Toronto
You'd probably end up pulling out your hairs anyway if you found out the drug affected your kids development in some way.
Avoid drugs that are not necessary and be mindful of Drug companies disclosures.

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