Rogaine, or minoxidil, is clinically proven to regrow hair on balding spots on the head; however, the effects are limited and temporary. When people take minoxidil orally for blood pressure, it sometimes causes hair grow... More »

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Rogaine, generic name minoxidil, is effective for androgenetic alopecia, female pattern hair loss. Rogaine is the only FDA-approved treatment for androgenic alopecia, which about one-third of women experience.. More »

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The active ingredient in Rogaine, minoxidil, works by increasing hair follicles and strengthening existing hair to grow thicker. The exact process that causes this reaction is still unknown and has not been studied fully... More »

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Women and men who use Rogaine can experience the same side effects, as minoxidil is the main ingredient in all types of Rogaine, according to Drugs.com. Rogaine use may result in burning, stinging or redness at the appli... More »

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The most common treatment for thinning hair is a medication known as minoxidil, according to WebMD. The medication inhibits the thinning of hair and may also encourage the hair to re-grow at the top of the head. It may e... More »

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According to WebMD, hair loss treatments for women include minoxidil (Rogaine), androgen receptor inhibitors, estrogen and progesterone, oral contraceptives, ketoconazole (Nizoral), finasteride (Propecia or Proscar) and ... More »

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Hair loss in both sexes can be treated with over-the-counter medications containing minoxidil, or men can take prescription pills containing finasteride, explains Mayo Clinic. Permanent surgical corrective surgeries are ... More »

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