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Rogaine Minoxidil Foam
Depends!: Minoxidil protects/enhances hair follicle function. Scientific measurements done w/ HairCheck trichometry improve in about 90 days w/ visual results in 6-12 months. However, if you are using minoxidil in an area which is severely depleted of hair follicles, results will NEVER be seen. Those areas would require hair transplantation. Seek a doctor's evaluation, advice & follow-ups for best results. ...Read more
Hard to say: We know it works well for the scalp, but for other areas its not proven. However, rogaine (minoxidil) is no longer expensive, and if you have thin areas in your beard, or areas where your beard has lost hair, i would definitely try rogaine (minoxidil), twice daily for 6 months. ...Read more
Yes: There have been reports that the foam is more effective than the liquid, perhaps because there is more control over application directly to the scalp rather than the hair. ...Read more
Yes: In a study reported in the journal of the american academy of dermatology, the incidence of contact dermatitis and chronic scalp itching was significantly less in patients using the foam vehicle as compared to the standard 5% solution. The foam solution doesn't contain propylene glycol, an agent that commonly causes irritation and occasional contact dermatitis. ...Read more
Yes: The foam is generally less irritating. Apply to a dry scalp rather than a wet one as well. ...Read more
Sometimes: I may often help if used on a regular basis. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine, also known as minoxidil, is an over-the-counter medication that helps regrow men's hair. Rogaine comes in either foam or liquid form and enlarges hair follicles that have shrunken from common male balding. If you're thinking of taking medication for your balding scalp, you'll need to decide which version works best for you. ...Read more
Are there side effects from using Rogaine (minoxidil) foam (womens)? Can you where a shower cap to bed so you don't get it anywhere on your face? Thank you
Unknown: As far as i know, the effects of rogaine (minoxidil) on facial hair have not been studied. However, rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by increasing blood flow to the hair follicle and could potentially help hair grow in any location. You must be very careful around the mouth, eyes and mucous membranes of the nose. Rogaine (minoxidil) is not formulated for use on the face. ...Read more
My hair line has been receding more aggressively as I've been using Rogaine (minoxidil) Foam. Could the foam be facilitating this hair loss? Should I stop using?
SEVERELY thinning hair,no genetic history,bloodwrk good,thyroid&vitD meds wrkng.2%womens rogaine (minoxidil) causedBADdandruff.Is foam bettr?Humiliated!Options??
You might want to: talk with your physician about using the 5% (male) formulation. Take care. ...Read more
I have been using rogaine (minoxidil) for about 8 months now. Hair fall is reduced but I shed about 30-40 hairs everyday when I apply the foam. Is it normal?
Trying to conceive for over a year now. I have been using foam topical rogaine (minoxidil) for 7-8 months. Is one side effect of using rogaine (minoxidil), low sperm count?
Hi, using kirkland minoxidil foam 5% on my face to get more facial hair can have side effects?If so what kind?
Local irritation: Usually no side effects. But why would you go to this expense and bother for this goal? I wish i did not need to shave. Let's celebrate our diversity. ...Read more
Can Minoxidil 5% topical foam cause difficulty swallowing and sore throat? Seems odd I know, but happening after 1 week of starting, no other symptoms
Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting the hair loss in most patients with androgeneic or hereditary hair loss. That is it's main benefit. In a small percentage of users of rogaine (minoxidil) there is an appreciable amount of regrowth of hair usually in the first year of use. ...Read more
probably: If you are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant rogaine (minoxidil) is safe. You should also have no history of heart disease. Once you stop using it whatever benefits is lost. It takes at least 6 months to see a response if you find you are allergic to the liquid, then you will have to use the foam twice a day. ...Read more
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) is made by Pfizer. Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. It is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues. ...Read more
Can Be Weak & Gr: Using OTC (over-the-counter) rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective, but many patients find it to be too weak, too messy and irritating to the scalp. For those patients, we often prescribe Compounded Minoxidil Formula 82M. It reduces the side effects of the off-the-shelf product (rogaine (minoxidil)) and therefore offers better ease of use and results. HairCheck hair bundle trichometry measurements prove the effectiveness! ...Read more
Alternatives Exist!: Using OTC (over-the-counter) rogaine (minoxidil) can be effective, but many patients find it to be too weak, too messy & irritating to the scalp. For those patients, we often prescribe Compounded Minoxidil Formula 82M. It reduces the side effects of the off-the-shelf product (rogaine (minoxidil)) and therefore offers better ease of use and results. HairCheck hair bundle trichometry measurements prove the effectiveness ...Read more