What is Regaine (Minoxidil) used for?
Regaine (Minoxidil) is a topical application which is used by adult men as a treatment for male pattern hair loss. It helps to stimulate the growth of hair, while at the same time slowing down balding and noticeably treating male pattern hair loss. This product is most effective if the hair loss is recent.
How should I use Regaine (Minoxidil)?
Before using Regaine (Minoxidil), you should carefully read the instructions provided, and apply it exactly as instructed. This product is applied directly to the scalp, usually twice per day. Patients who are using this product should be aware that it can take at least 3 months, and sometimes as much as 1 year before the positive effects are noticed. You must continue using this treatment, as discontinuation of it may result in loss of regrown hair.
What are the side effects of Regaine (Minoxidil)?
Patients who use Regaine (Minoxidil) to treat male pattern hair loss may experience minor side effects, such as itchiness, flakiness, dryness or irritation of the scalp. Should you notice an increase in weight or inflammation of the limbs, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Regaine (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.