Rogaine contains minoxidil and is used to treat hairloss on women by improving blood circulation in the vessels of the scalp. It also can be used to treat male pattern baldness on the top of the head.
Dosage and direction
Apply topically 1 ml of solution (a half of a capful of foam) to scalp and dry hair one time in the morning and one time in the evening. Leave for a least four hours. After use wash hands thoroughly with warm water. Avoid getting of the medications into your eyes, mouth or nose. Do not use more than 2 ml of the medication a day as hair growth will not improve while side effects may worsen. The results do not appear immediately, it may take at least four months to see results. In elder patients with wider zones of baldness Rogaine works less effectively. Do not stop taking this drug even if you see first good results, stop taking of the medication only after your doctor's approval.
Do not use this medications on is damaged, irritated, or sunburned skin. Do not use for other skin areas of your body than scalp. Do not use other topical medications while you are on Rogaine. Do not use this medication without your doctor's allowance if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Rogaine cannot be used in the individuals with hypersensitivity to minoxidil or inactive components of the drug such as propylene glycol, minoxidil, or ethanol.
Possible side effects
The most frequent side effects to occur are an allergic reaction (facial swelling, hives, rash, difficulty breathing), chest pain, dizziness or lightheadedness, irregular or very fast heartbeats, fainting.
No drugs are known to interact with Rogaine. Theoretically likely it to interact with vasodilators causing orthostatic hypotension in patients curreingly taking peripheral. Effects of Rogaine may be reduced by paracetamol and diethylcarbamazine. Tretinoin and anthralin/dithranol used concurrently with Rogaine may increase its absorption.
If you forgot to take a dose take it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time of your next dose. If so do not take the missed dose and return to your regular schedule. Do not try to make up the missed dose by taking an additional dose as it may worsen your side effects.
Among the most serious symptoms of overdose you may experience very low blood pressure (dizziness, confusion, fainting), headache an irregular or fast heart rate, and flushing (warmth, redness) of the skin.
Store at room temperature, between 59-86 F (15-30 C) in a tight dark container. Save from heat, moisture, and sunlight.
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