• What is REGAINE®?

    REGAINE® is the first topical treatment that is clinically proven to regrow hair. REGAINE® also helps to reverse the progression of hereditary hair loss.

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  • How does REGAINE® work?

    In hereditary hair loss, a combination of heredity, hormones, and age causes a progressive shrinking, or miniaturization, of certain scalp follicles. This causes a shortening of the hair's growing cycle. Over time, as the active growth phase becomes shorter, the resting phase becomes longer. Eventually, there may be no growth at all. The exact mechanism of action of REGAINE® is uncertain. However, researchers believe that REGAINE® works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking. And with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time, it is possible to see improved coverage of the scalp. See for yourself how REGAINE® works.

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  • What's the difference between REGAINE® Foam and REGAINE® Solution?

    Men's REGAINE® Foam and Men's REGAINE® Extra Strength Topical Solution both contain 5% minoxidil.Men’s REGAINE® Extra Strength Topical Solution is clinically proven to regrow hair and helps reverse the progression of hereditary hair loss. Men's REGAINE® Foam is the only foam proven to regrow hair.The foam is gently massaged into the scalp in contrast to REGAINE® Extra Strength Topical Solution—where an applicator (dropper) is used to apply the solution onto the hair loss area.

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  • What are the most common side effects of REGAINE®?

    Some people may experience a dry, itchy scalp and irritation (more common with solution than foam). If you develop unwanted facial hair while using Men's REGAINE®, it will usually disappear when use of REGAINE® is discontinued.

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  • Do any medications interact with REGAINE®?

    To our knowledge, there are currently no known drug interactions associated with medications taken by mouth and the use of REGAINE®. You should not use REGAINE® if you are using other topical medicines on the scalp. If you are taking other medications then consult with your healthcare professional before commencing treatment with REGAINE®.

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  • How soon can I expect results?

    Most people see results in 4 months. Your results and success may depend on proper application and dosage: remember to apply REGAINE® twice a day, every day, directly to the scalp. If you do not see any results after 4 months, speak with your doctor

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  • Is there a way to know that REGAINE® is working?

    There are a few signs that let you know REGAINE® is at work on your hair follicles. For example, during the first few weeks of use, there may be a temporary increase in hair shedding. This is a good sign and means that the new growth cycle is beginning, and the older hairs you may have lost are making way for the new healthy ones. Eventually, new growth will appear. This is encouraging and means that REGAINE® is actually stimulating regrowth—and reversing the progression of hair loss. Remember, not everyone responds to REGAINE® and individual results will vary. If hair loss continues after 2 weeks on REGAINE®, stop using and talk to your doctor.

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  • I just started using REGAINE® and I've noticed that my hair loss has increased. Is this typical?

    REGAINE® stimulates hair follicles to shift from the resting phase to the growth phase. Thus, it is not uncommon to see a temporary increase in shedding during the first 2 weeks using REGAINE®. This occurs in some people as the new hair pushes out the weak hairs, when the hair follicle shifts into the growth phase. It is very much like losing baby teeth to make room for adult teeth. This increase in shedding is only temporary and should subside within a couple of weeks with continued treatment. Please note, however, if increased shedding continues for longer than 2 weeks, you should consult your doctor to rule out other possible medical problems.

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  • What can I expect my newly grown hair to look and feel like?

    REGAINE® regrows hair that is healthier and thicker looking. Although the earliest hair growth you see may be soft and downy, further treatment produces new hair with the same consistency as the other hair on your scalp.

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  • How long should I continue to use REGAINE®?

    Hereditary hair loss is a lifelong condition requiring continuous use of REGAINE®. Make it a part of your daily routine—just like brushing your teeth. Apply directly to your scalp—twice a day, every day.

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  • I missed a dose of REGAINE®. Will my hair loss start again?

    If you miss 1 or 2 doses of REGAINE®, just continue with your next regular dose. We do not recommend that you try to make up for missed doses. One or 2 days of not using REGAINE® will not affect your long-term hair regrowth as long as you resume regular use.

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  • What happens if I stop using REGAINE®?

    Continued use of REGAINE® is needed to maintain hair regrowth. If you stop using it, the normal hair loss process will start again. You will probably lose your newly regrown hair within 3 to 4 months and will look the way you looked before using REGAINE®. So, you'll want to make REGAINE® part of your daily routine.

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  • How long can I use REGAINE®?

    Our clinical studies did not go beyond 48 weeks. However, there is no limit on how long you may use REGAINE®. Continued use is necessary to increase and keep your hair regrowth, or hair loss will begin again.

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