Does rogaine (minoxidil) really works on women hair loss?

Depends. For hair loss in women....See your doctor. There is testing that needs to be done to determine the cause...Is it female pattern, hormonal, or even related to an underlying condition like thyroid disease or anemia. The treatments vary based on the cause. To answer your specific question though...Yes for certain types of hair loss rogaine (minoxidil) can help women.

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How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss? Thx

Still not clear. Minoxidil is a 40-year-old drug first used to treat high blood pressure. Hair growth was a common side-effect. We observe that it shortens the resting phase of hair growth, it increases the length of time hair grows and increases the size of hair follicles. The exact mechanism for these actions is still unknown, and may be caused by changes in the hair follicle or the supporting cells. Read more...

I am a 44 yr old female with rapid hair loss, my mother experienced the same thing. I have tried eating more greens, rogaine (minoxidil) biotin 10k?

Ok. Minoxidil or rogaine (minoxidil) for women is a good start. However hair loss can be attribute to hormone, thyroid issues, vitamin issues, lupus to name a few. It's best to see your doctor for complete history and physical. Read more...

Female hair loss. Bloodwork gr8. BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction. Hair specialist said it'll get worse, non-surgical hair restoration only option. Cant afford! Help!

Female Hair Loss. this can be a very frustrating situation for you (and your doctors). Try taking Biotin 2500-5000 mcg day. Also try Ketoconazole 1% Shampoo. If no better in a few months , seek the advise of a Dermatologist. Read more...

Is there anything to take besides minoxidil for female hair loss?

Stronger Minoxidil. At the present time only topical Minoxidil is the only fda approved treament to deter female pattern hair loss in women. It comes in two strengths 2% & 5%. Even though the labeling on the 5% limits it to use by males, many dermatologists feel the 5% is appropriate in women as well. Read more...

I'm 28yrs n have female pattern hair loss. I'm using minoxidil 5% for the past 3years with no difference. It seems to b getting worse. Wt am I to do?

Needs evaluation. There are many possible reason for hair loss. More than one cause can happen at one time, for example a woman may have hormonal abnormalities that may lead to an androgenetic hair loss but she may also have thyroid dysfunction which contributes to shedding, etc. You need a thorough physical, some blood work, a hair pull to see distribution of hair growth and possibly a scalp biopsy. Read more...