Minoxidil 2% - Generic Rogaine - 1 Month Supply
Generic Rogaine is FDA-approved to treat male pattern baldness. Minoxidil is the active ingredient in Rogaine. Minoxidil "breathes" life back into shrunken hair follicles, restarting the cycle of hair regrowth. Clinically-proven to work!
Replenish Your Hair With Generic Rogaine For Men
Sold over the counter, minoxidil 2% is an effective treatment for androgenic alopecia, Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) and other cause of male hair loss and thinning. In one 12-month, double-blind, randomized study, half of male participants who used 2% minoxidil grew hair of "moderate to dense thickness."1
Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine, is FDA-approved to treat male pattern baldness and clinically-proven to work.
Do All Men Lose Their Hair?
Yes, eventually all men will experience a degree of hair loss. It's not considered a medical illness, although the majority of men report that baldness causes anxiety and even depression.
The most common type of hair loss is called Male Patterm Baldness. It's also referred to as androgenic alopecia because the cause is an imbalance of the androgens (male hormones) testosterone and/or too much dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
According to the American Hair Loss Association:
- Male Pattern Baldness causes 95% of hair loss in men.
- Up to 85% of men have noticeable baldness by age 50.
- Two-thirds of men begin losing their hair by age 35.
What Is DHT?
DHT is a male hormone that both men and women need. In men, it is responsible for adult male sex characteristics. DHT is a byproduct of testosterone and is formed when the 5α-reductase enzyme catalyses the creation of DHT from testosterone.
DHT causes hair follicles to shrink and lose their ability to grow quality hair. Aging can do the same.
When used with other medications, minoxidil can also support hair regrowth caused by alopecia areata,2 an autoimmune disorder that affects males and females of all ages. Alopecia areata causes hair loss on the scalp, face and on the body. It is characterized by loss of hair in patches and irregular patterns. The hair follicles remain alive, which is why the condition may respond to treatment.
Cicatricial alopecia, also called scarring alopecia, is usually irreversible, unless caught early.3 Scarring alopecia is characterized by permanently damaged hair follicles that die and are replaced with fibrous tissue within the follicle. Bald spots on the scalp may be shiny and smooth with no presence of hair follicles.3 Scarring alopecia causes include certain illness, autoimmune disorders, or physical trauma to the follicles such as burns from fire or chemicals.
How Does Minoxidil Work?
In cases of MPB and alopecia areata, minoxidil "breathes" life back into aged and shrunken hair follicles by restarting the cycle of hair regrowth. It widens blood vessels and opens potassium channels on the scalp.4 Doing so allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the follicles, enabling them to begin their function of growing hair again. It also lengthens the hair growth cycle (anagen phase) in humans.4
Does Minoxidil Have Side Effects?
A temporary side effect of minoxidil may be initial hair loss (shedding), but that should be temporary.
Common brands names for Minoxidil are Rogaine, Apo-Gain, Keranique and Women's Rogaine.
1. Savin R. Use of topical minoxidil in the treatment of male pattern baldness. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1987;16(3):696-704. doi:10.1016/s0190-9622(87)70090-5
2. Types of Alopecia Areata-old | National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Naaf.org. https://www.naaf.org/alopecia-areata/types-of-alopecia-areata-old. Published 2020.
3. Filbrandt R, Rufaut N, Jones L, Sinclair R. Primary cicatricial alopecia: diagnosis and treatment. CMAJ. 2013;185(18):1579-1585. doi:10.1503/cmaj.111570
4. Shorter K, Farjo N, Picksley S, Randall1 V. Human hair follicles contain two forms of ATP‐ sensitive potassium channels, only one of which is sensitive to minoxidil. The FASEB Journal. 2008;22(6):1725-1736. doi:10.1096/fj.07-099424
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Directions for use: Follow all directions in enclosed package. Apply to a dry scalp using enclosed dropper. Begin at the center of the scalp and then gently massage. Do not shampoo you hair for at least 1 hour after applying minoxidil.
Minoxidil widens blood vessels and opens potassium channels. Doing so allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the follicles, enabling them to begin their function fo growing hair again.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Tell your physician all medications you are taking. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: drugs for high blood pressure (e.g., guanethidine), drugs that interact with alcohol (e.g., disulfiram, metronidazole).