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Can women use rogaine for men?

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Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine for men, was approved for women's use at the 2 percent concentration in 1991. The more potent 5 percent dose approved for men in 1997 has yet to gain FDA approval for use in women. read more

I ask mainly because it sounds as if the foam is preferable to the original Rogaine for ease of application, less itchiness and irritation, etc. , but the foam is only sold in the 5-percent formulation. read more

Women who are pregnant or who are trying to become pregnant should not use minoxidil and women with heart problems should not use minoxidil. Women who do not have a diagnosis of the cause of their hair loss should be cautious about using minoxidil. Minoxidil helps genetic hair loss (also called androgenetic alopecia). Rogaine is less effective in the other 99 causes of hair loss. read more

It is important to know that the 5% Rogaine is not formally FDA approved for women. Women can use the 5% as an off label use and it is commonly used by women around the world. Studies have shown that use of 5 % foam once daily is equivalent to twice daily - so I advise once daily. read more

I ask mainly because it sounds as if the foam is preferable to the original Rogaine for ease of application, less itchiness and irritation, etc., but the foam is only sold in the 5-percent formulation. read more

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