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Rogaine for Men Foam is a hair regrowth treatment that features 5% minoxidil as the active ingredient. It belongs to a group of medications known as hair regrowth treatments. It is used to treat male pattern baldness. It is not meant for baldness due to nonhereditary factors (e.g., baldness caused by illnesses such as iron deficiency or medications such as cancer chemotherapy). When applied to the scalp, it often stimulates hair growth. The exact way it works is not known, but it is thought to improve the blood flow around the hair follicle and stimulate the hair follicle to grow hair.
Rogaine for Men Foam can be used to treat female pattern hair loss or thinning. It usually takes at least 4 to 6 months of use for the medication to work. This is a temporary effect of the medication. Once hair starts to grow, it will stay for as long as the medication is used. The hair will begin to fall out again a few months after the applications are stopped.
Uses and Dosage
Rogaine for Men Foam is a topical treatment that is applied to the scalp twice daily to promote hair regrowth. The foam is designed to be easy to apply and quickly dries without leaving behind any oily residue. A gentle massage of the foam into the affected areas of the scalp is recommended.
Rinse warm fingers in cold water and thoroughly dry them before applying the foam to avoid melting the foam on contact. For at least 4 hours after application, avoid activities such as swimming or excessive perspiration. You may use hair styling products but apply the minoxidil foam first and wait for it to dry before applying other products. If exposed to sunlight, it is recommended to wear a head covering instead of using sunscreen on the scalp.
Common Side Effects of Rogaine for Men Foam (Minoxidil non- Rx):
- Changes in hair color or texture
- Cold- or flu-like symptoms (e.g., runny, or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat)
- Continuous itching or skin rash
- Irritation, redness, dryness in the area where medication was applied
- Muscle pain
Serious Side Effects of Rogaine for Men Foam (Minoxidil non- Rx):
- Acne where medication was applied
- Burning of the scalp
- Changes in blood pressure
- Depressed mood
- Feeling faint
- Inflammation or soreness at the hair root
- Persistent local rash
- Rapid heartbeat
- Sudden weight gain
- Swelling of the hands or feet
- Temporary hair loss
- Unwanted facial hair growth
Form and Strength
Rogaine for Men Foam (Minoxidil non- Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Rogaine for Men Foam: Foam
- Do not use it if you are allergic to minoxidil or any other ingredient in the product.
- It is intended for use on the scalp only and should not be applied to other areas of the body.
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
- For external use only. Do not ingest.
- Do not use it if you are under 18 years old.
- If you experience sudden hair loss or hair loss in patches, consult a doctor before use.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- This medication may take several months to work. Do not stop using it if you do not see results right away.
- If you accidentally swallow the foam, seek medical attention immediately.
- This medication may cause scalp irritation, itching, or dryness. If these symptoms become severe, discontinue use, and consult a doctor.
- If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. Do not apply more than the recommended dose to make up for a missed dose.
- This medication may interact with other topical products or medications. Consult a healthcare professional if you are taking any other medications or using other topical products on your scalp.
- If you experience chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness or dizziness, sudden unexplained weight gain, swelling of the hands or feet, or difficulty breathing while using this medication, seek medical attention immediately.
- Store Rogaine for Men Foam at room temperature and away from heat and flame. Do not puncture or incinerate the can.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Rogaine for Men Foam to work?
Rogaine for Men Foam may take several months to start working. Results may vary from person to person.
How often should I use Rogaine for Men Foam?
Rogaine for Men Foam should be applied twice daily, with 12 hours between each application.
Can Rogaine for Men Foam be used on other areas of the body besides the scalp?
No, Rogaine for Men Foam is intended for use on the scalp only.
Does Rogaine for Men Foam work for everyone?
No, not everyone will see results from using Rogaine for Men Foam. Results may vary from person to person.
Can I use other hair products while using Rogaine for Men Foam?
Yes, you can use other hair products while using Rogaine for Men Foam. However, it is recommended to wait at least 2 hours after applying Rogaine before using any other hair products.
It's important to purchase Rogaine for Men Foam from verified Canadian pharmacy.