How do you apply Rogaine for women?


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Apply Rogaine for women by applying the prescribed amount to a dry scalp, allowing it to dry between two to four hours after applying. Avoid shampooing hair for at least four hours after applying, and do not use a hairdryer to dry Rogaine after applying, as it reduces its effectiveness.

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The typical adult dose of Rogaine is one milliliter of medicine applied to the scalp twice daily. Stronger Rogaine may need to be applied less than weaker Rogaine. Your doctor may provide additional instructions regarding the amount of Rogaine to use and how to apply it, and these instructions supersede those included with the medicine. Otherwise, use the included applicator to apply Rogaine to hair, starting in the center of the scalp area being treated. Wash your hands immediately when you are done applying Rogaine to remove the medicine from your hands. While your hair is wet, be careful to avoid transferring the medicine to other parts of your body or to external surfaces such as hats, linen, and clothing, as the minoxidil inside Rogaine stains very easily.

If you miss one of your regular doses, dose your scalp as soon as possible unless it is already close to the time for your next dose. If this happens, skip the dose you missed, and return to your regular dosing schedule.

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