The exact mechanism of action of ROGAINE® is uncertain. However, researchers believe that ROGAINE® works in part by increasing the time that hair spends in its active growth phase, and by increasing the size of the shrunken hair follicles so that they can return to producing thicker, long hairs. With more follicles in the growth phase at the same time, it is possible to see improved coverage of the scalp.
The amount of regrowth is different for each person. When using Women’s ROGAINE® Foam, results may be seen as early as 3 months with once daily use. For some women, however, it may take at least 6 months for results to be seen.
Women’s ROGAINE® 5% Minoxidil Foam is a once daily hair regrowth treatment indicated and labeled specifically for women. Approval for use in Canada was based on the safety and effectiveness profile demonstrated in clinical studies of once daily use in women experiencing female pattern hair loss. In contrast, Men’s ROGAINE® Foam is a twice daily hair regrowth treatment indicated and labeled specifically for men. The product’s safety and effectiveness profile was demonstrated in clinical testing of twice daily use in men experiencing Male Pattern Hair Loss. As always, we recommend following the indication and labeled dosage when using any ROGAINE® Minoxidil product.
Some people may experience a dry, itchy scalp and irritation of the treated area. Stop using the product and consult your doctor if irritation persists.
Some people have experienced changes in hair colour and/or texture.
Women’s ROGAINE® Foam contains alcohol, which can cause burning or irritation of the eyes or sensitive skin areas. If Women’s ROGAINE® Foam accidentally gets into these areas, rinse with large amounts of cool tap water.
Rare cases of unwanted hair growth on the face and other parts of the body have been reported in some women.
To decrease the risk of unwanted hair growth, follow these steps:
Limit the application of Women’s ROGAINE® Foam to the scalp only
Wash your hands thoroughly after applying
If you accidentally apply the foam to other parts of the body, rinse those parts thoroughly with plenty of water
If applying Women’s ROGAINE® Foam in the evening, allow sufficient drying time before going to bed (usually 2 to 4 hours)
Any unwanted hair, if caused by Women’s ROGAINE® Foam, will usually disappear when use of the product is discontinued. If you develop unwanted facial hair while using Women’s ROGAINE® Foam, stop use and see your doctor.
See packaging insert for more information on side effects and what to do about them.
Hereditary hair loss accounts for the majority of hair loss in women. However, there are other types of hair loss that can result from extreme stress, pregnancy, and certain medications. Additionally, there are some conditions and diseases that can result in thinning hair and excessive hair loss. See more Thinning Hair FAQ
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