|Product Use : For the treatment of hair loss||Also Known As : Regaine
|Classification : ||OTC Pharmacy Only Medicine|
(No Prescription Required)
|Manufacturer Name : Johnson and Johnson
Also see: Rogaine Extra Strength Triple Pack
Information - Rogaine 5%
The active ingredient in Regaine is minoxidil, which has been researched extensively for its effectiveness in treating hair loss. Scientists believe that it works by helping the blood flow to the cells in your scalp which grow hair, or that it might increase the number of actively growing cells.
Apply Regaine? twice a day, usually morning and evening, leaving 12 hours between applications.
Make sure your hair and scalp are completely dry before applying Regaine?.
Apply a 1ml dose of Regaine? to the area of hair loss and massage it gently into the scalp.
When applying Regaine? at night, do it about half an hour before you go to bed to allow the solution time to dry. Wash your hands thoroughly after using Regaine?.
Once Regaine? is dry, comb and style your hair as normal.
If you are using Regaine? Extra Strength (5% minoxidil), it will take at least 8 weeks to see results. The advantage of the gradual result is that other people won't immediately notice that you're treating your hair loss.
Two to six weeks after starting treatment you may notice you are losing even more hair. Don't be alarmed - this is completely normal. It's caused by your hair follicles shifting from a dormant phase to an active growing phase: as new hair growth begins, your old hairs are released and fall out. If you do start to regrow hair, it won't look like your normal hair at first. It will probably be soft, downy and barely visible. After continued treatment, some people will notice this new hair change and become the same colour and thickness as the rest of their hair.
For continual benefits from Regaine you must use it twice a day, every day. However, if you chose to stop the treatment, you'll simply revert to the pattern of hair loss you had before you started using Regaine.
Minoxidil USP 5%
Because Regaine contains an alcohol base, a few users experience skin irritation. This problem is usually temporary, but if it continues, stop using the product and seek advice from your pharamacist.
In very rare instances Regaine can cause other side effects. If you notice anything unusual, seek advice from you pharmacist.
If you are using Regaine for the first time, please be sure to read the instructions in the packet thoroughly.