What is Rogaine (Minoxidil) used for?
Rogaine (Minoxidil) is used to treat male pattern baldness. This product can help to revitalize already shrunken hair follicles, thereby helping to trigger hair growth. It can also slow the process of going bald. This product is especially effective if used on recently lost hair.
How should I use Rogaine (Minoxidil)?
Rogaine (Minoxidil) comes in the form of a topical solution, which is applied directly to the scalp. You should carefully read all instructions before using this product, and ask your physician if you are unsure about how to apply it. Patients are usually directed to use this product twice per day. It is important to note that it may take 3 to 12 months of using this product before you notice the benefits of it. You need to continue treatment with this product. If you stop using it, you will lose all newly gained hair.
What are the side effects of Rogaine (Minoxidil)?
Rogaine (Minoxidil) may cause itching on the scalp. Some patients may also notice flakiness or dryness of the scalp. Talk to your physician if this becomes troublesome. If you experience weight gain or swollen arms or legs, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Rogaine (Minoxidil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.