How it works
While the exact action remains unknown, it is believed that Rogaine dilates blood vessels in the scalp thereby improving hair follicle function.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Wash your scalp and dry it correctly. Now apply the rogaine solution evenly. Wash your hands both before and after using the solution.
Once you apply the solution, do not wash it for as long as 4 hours. Avoid going swimming or getting the hair wet. The solution must remain on your hair for at least 4 hours.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How do I store Rogaine 5%
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
The drug is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using the drug.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
To be avoided
You must avoid using Rogaine 5% if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
You may notice hair loss for up to 5 weeks after using Rogaine 5 %. Do not stop treatment.
Rogaine 5% must not be used in children as it is unsure whether Rogaine 5% is safe in children below years of age.
If you get it in the eye or mouth then flush it immediately.
You must not use it on the scalp if you have a wound, injury or bruising.
Rogaine will not improve hair loss caused by grooming methods (eg, ponytails, braiding) or the use of other hair care products that cause scarring or deep burns on the scalp.
Important Information for Pregnant Women
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category C
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication. Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.