Precautions Before Using Rogaine?

Problems of hair loss are very common these days, and so is the use of Rogaine. Rogaine, also known as minoxidil, is used on the scalp to regrow hair. The exact way that how it works is not known. However, it is believed that it dilates the blood vessels in the scalp, which may help hair follicle function thereby, stimulating the hair growth.

Things to be careful about while using Rogaine:

  • If your scalp is damaged or sunburned, avoid using minoxidil 2% or even 5%, because it will allow more of the medication to be absorbed by your body, which could be dangerous.
  • Rogaine is meant to be used on scalp only, do not apply it on any other part of your body.
  • While you are using Rogaine for hair fall control, do not take any other medication for the purpose unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • You may not be aware of this but even hair loss has its types. When using Rogaine foam or its derivatives, it is important to check the medicine label carefully to make sure that it treats your specific hair loss type. If you are not sure, it is highly advisable to see a doctor first.
  • Use Rogaine formula that is specifically made for your gender. For example, minoxidil 5% has lower alcohol content and can be ineffective on women hair.
  • If you have any other health problem, say heart disease or migraines, please make sure to consult your doctor before using this.
  • While Rogaine’s effects on pregnancy are not known, but if you are breastfeeding mom, DO NOT USE it without pediatrician’s advice.

Make sure you keep these things in mind.