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Used to cause hair growth in certain types of baldness.

Brand Names

Rite Aid Hair Regrowth Treatment For Women
Rogaine Women's
Women's Rogaine
Rogaine For Men Extra Strength
Rite Aid Hair Regrowth Treatment For Men
Men's Rogaine

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to minoxidil, or if you have pheochromocytoma (a tumor that produces adrenalin) or a sudden or patchy hair loss. Do not use this medicine if you have no family history of hair loss, if you do not know the reason for your hair loss, or if you are currently using other medicines on your scalp. Do not use the foam if you have frontal baldness or receding hairline.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
Chest pain.
Dizziness or fainting.
Facial hair growth.
Fast or irregular heartbeat.
Severe itching, burning, or redness of scalp.
Sudden, unexplained weight gain.
Swelling of face, hands, or feet.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Change in hair color or texture.
Dry, flaking, or red skin.
Increased hair loss.
Loss of interest in sex.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.