Dr Rassman, I have been using minoxidil 2% for 12 months and have found it quite effective on my crown. But in the last 3 months its having a strange effect on my eyes making them red and my facial skin is looking more grainy with larger pores. I have read other reports of this but of course they may be incorrect so a professional opinion would be appreciated. Thanks
Assuming that you do not apply the minoxidil to your face or get it in your eyes, I do not know what is the cause of your problem. It may not be related at all, or perhaps you are having a systemic reaction to the drug. I would follow up with your physician.
I have not heard of minoxdil making pores larger and eyes red, though I did get an email that I posted about a year ago from a reader that claimed the medication was giving him black rings under his eyes.