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Minoxidil 2% - Generic Rogaine - 2 Month Supply

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Buy a 2-month supply of Generic Rogaine for hair regrowth and make it easier to stick to your routine. Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine, is clinically proven to work and FDA-approved to treat male pattern baldness. Buy this generic over-the-counter medicine and save money.

Men: It's Possible To Regrow Your Hair

Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine, is FDA-approved to treat male and female pattern baldness and clinically proven to work. Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is also known as androgenic alopecia because hair loss is triggered by an imbalance of the male hormones (androgens) dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and/or testosterone. 

DHT causes hair follicles to shrink and lose their ability to grow quality hair. Aging can do the same.

How Does Minoxidil Work?

  • Minoxidil widens blood vessels and opens potassium channels on the scalp.1 Doing so allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the follicles, enabling them to begin their function of growing hair again.
  • Minoxidil also lengthens the hair growth cycle (anagen phase) in humans.1

In one 12-month, double-blind, randomized study, half of male participants who used 2% minoxidil grew hair of "moderate to dense thickness."2

Some men report that minoxidil helps regrow hair at the sides of their scalp also. 

When used with other medications, minoxidil can also treat alopecia areata,2 an autoimmune disorder that affects males and females of all ages. Alopecia areata causes patchy hair loss on the scalp, face and on the body. The hair follicles remain alive, which is why the condition may respond to treatment.

What triggers the autoimmunity is not known but fortunately alopecia areata is usually treatable because it doesn't kill hair follicles.  

What Is DHT?

DHT is responsible for adult male sex characteristics. It's a byproduct of testosterone. A chemical reaction caused by 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.

Male Hair Loss vs Female Hair Loss

Hormonal imbalance can also cause Female Pattern Baldness. Minoxodil is an effective treatment for many women. Women with high male hormone levels may also develop facial hair, a deep voice and stop menstruating.

Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Baldness appear differently. With men, hair loss begins at the top of the scalp and temples forming an M shape. In females, baldness usually begins at the top of the scalp with thinning of hair at the part.

Man pointing to his hair loss at the crown of his head

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 depression. 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.

Is Hair Loss Permanent?

In most cases, no, hair loss is not permanent. One type of hair loss, cicatricial alopecia, may be permanent or reversed using a combination of medicaitons inclduing minixodil. Success depends on the origin and whether or not it is caught early.4

Cicatricial alopecia is also called scarring alopecia. It can develop due to certain illnesses, autoimmune disorders, or physical trauma to the follicles such as burns from fire or chemicals. It's 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.4

Does Minoxidil Have Side Effects?

A temporary side effect of minoxidil may be initial hair loss (shedding), but that should be temporary.  

Other brand names for minoxidil include Apo-Gain, Keranique and Women's Rogaine.

References

1. Shorter K, Farjo N, Picksley S, Randall1 V. Human hair follicles contain two forms of ATP‐ sensitive otassium channels, only one of which is sensitive to minoxidil. The FASEB Journal. 2008;22(6):1725-1736. doi:10.1096/fj.07-099424

2. 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

3. Types of Alopecia Areata-old | National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Naaf.org. https://www.naaf.org/alopecia-areata/types-of-alopecia-areata-old. Published 2020.

4. 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

To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another.

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).

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