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I've read using Rogaine (minoxidil) once a day is just as effective as twice a day. Is this true?

I've read using Rogaine (minoxidil) once a day is just as effective as twice a day. Is this true?

Follow directions: For use. As with all medications, it is very important that you use Rogaine (minoxidil) only as directed, and the proper dose will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. Usual recommendations are to use it twice a day. You may not get desired results with once a day use. ...Read more

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Can I double the dosage on the use of rogaine (minoxidil) once a day so I can style my hair after and not have to wash it twice for a double rogaine (minoxidil) application?

Can I double the dosage on the use of rogaine (minoxidil) once a day so I can style my hair after and not have to wash it twice for a double rogaine (minoxidil) application?

Not really: Applying more Rogaine (minoxidil) on at one sessions not as effective as twice a day treatment. However you don't have to wash your hair twice. Rogaine works on the scalp. Careful application can be made without having to lather it all up in your hair. ...Read more

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Rogaine (minoxidil) for women: do u really have to use it 2x a day everyday to get any results? Can u use it 1x a day?

Probably: Rogaine (minoxidil) for women's use can have varied responses. For best response, probably use it twice a day, but once a day is likely better than not using it at all. ...Read more

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I sometimes use rogaine (minoxidil) twice a day, but other days when I can't find time for two applications only once. Will it still work?

Yes: But best results with twice a day every day for years. Generic minoxidil is just as effective at lower cost. Some people respond much more than others. Newer, more effective therapies are likely in the future. ...Read more

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Rogaine/minoxidil, how convenient is it actually?

Rogaine/minoxidil, how convenient is it actually?

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

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective?

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

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) safe to use?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) safe to use?

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

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) really work?

Can rogaine (minoxidil) really work?

Rogaine (minoxidil) benefits: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) has been shown to be beneficial for regrowth and maintenance of scalp vertex hair in clinical studies. ...Read more

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Where can you get rogaine (minoxidil)?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) can be purchased over the counter.; ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) a japanese product?

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

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What are side effects of rogaine/minoxodil?

Hypotension: If you are taking it for alopecia, the most common side effect is hypotension or low blood pressure, especially when changing position (i.e. Sitting to standing). It is also associated with ankle edema (swelling) due to fluid retention. Some people may experience tachycardia (rapid heart beat or palpitations). ...Read more

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How effective is men's rogaine (minoxidil) extra strength?

How effective is men's rogaine (minoxidil) extra strength?

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

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Can taking rogaine (minoxidil) while young be bad for you?

Can taking rogaine (minoxidil) while young be bad for you?

Rogaine (minoxidil) Side Effects: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) may produce acute contact dermatitis with itching, redness, and swelling of the scalp. Discontinuation of the product is advised if these symptoms occur. ...Read more

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How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start working?

How long does it take for rogaine (minoxidil) to start working?

2 to 3 months: One needs to be paient with rogaine (minoxidil) as the process stimulates vellus hairs already present to mature. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if rogaine (minoxidil) is working?

Small hairs: Rogaine (minoxidil) will take miniature hairs and make them thicker over time. The first new growth is very fine hair. It takes a good 3-6 months to see appreciable growth. ...Read more

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Help please! I don't know when will rogaine (minoxidil) foam show results for me?

Help please! I don't know when will rogaine (minoxidil) foam show results for me?

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

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Is there any downside to taking rogaine (minoxidil) besides the fact it might not work?

Rogain: Yes other side effects which include and not limited to these
1severe allergic reaction like with any drug
2unwanted facial hair growth
3chest pain
4dizziness
5fast heartbeat
6sudden unexplained weight gain
7swelling og hands and feet
many people have no side effects, but one can get
and to add to all these the cost of the med
these are the only downside to your query. ...Read more

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What could be the possible effect if I start using minoxidil only once a day instead of twice?

What are using: Minoxidil for. It has significant side effects include fast or irregular heartbeat, weight gain, fluid retention and SOB, breast tenderness, increase in hair growth. It can be taking once a day or BID and that should not necessarily change the adverse effects ...Read more

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Isn't the half life of topical minoxidil like 20 hrs.? If so why does it need to be used twice a day?

Isn't the half life of topical minoxidil like 20 hrs.? If so why does it need to be used twice a day?

Levels may vary: Half life generally refers to the amount of time it takes to eliminate 50% of a drug from your system. However, this does not correlate with the amount that is needed to be therapeutically effective. For a given drug, that amount needed to be therapeutically effective may be more than or less than the amount present when 50% has been eliminated. In addition, the topical minoxidil is locally active ...Read more

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What is the best minoxidil 5% product? Rogaine, bailleul (in france), spectral dnc? What compliment should I take with it

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is Minoxidil no matter what the brand is. The only difference would be the vehicle because it allows for the penetration of the medication. In general the branded drugs are more effective than the generics. ...Read more

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What happens as I transition from propecia to rogaine (minoxidil)?

May not be dramatic: The transition may not result in dramatic changes in hair growth. However rogaine (minoxidil) may still maintain hair growth already in place. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) for beard work?

It May: Rogaine (minoxidil) is approved for application on the scalp to grow hair as an over the counter product. Trying it in other areas may work, but more likely you would benefit from a medical evaluation and other therapies (some people do hair transplant to missing beard hair areas!). ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) foam work on a beard?

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

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When will itching with rogaine (minoxidil) stop?

No: Rogaine (minoxidil) foam does not cause itching as much as rogaine (minoxidil) liquid. ...Read more

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