What is Regaine?
Regaine for Men Extra Strength is a medicine used to treat common hereditary hair loss in men aged 18-65 years. Regaine prevents further hair loss and helps with hair regrowth.
How does Regaine work?
The active ingredient in Regain is minoxidil which is thought to work by aiding the blood flow to the hair follicles on the scalp.
How do you take Regaine?
Always take this medication as it has been prescribed to you by your doctor or pharmacist.
Regaine for Men Extra Strength is for topical and external use only. It should only be applied directly to the scalp area.
Avoid breathing in the spray whilst applying to the scalp. Do not apply Regaine for Men Extra Strength to areas of the body other than the scalp. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying the solution. Rinse other areas that have come into contact with the solution.
On a completely dry scalp and hair, apply a 1 ml dose to the total affected area twice daily using the best applicator for you. Leave at least 12 hours between each use and do not exceed 2 ml in a day.
How effective is Regaine?
Regaine for Men Extra Strength works best in men with hair loss or thinning at the top of the scalp. Those who are younger, have been losing hair for a short period of time or have a small area of baldness are likely to experience the best results.
You are unlikely to benefit from Regaine for Men Extra Strength if you have been bald for many years or have a larger area of hair loss.
You may need to use Regaine for Men Extra Strength for 2 months before you see new hair growth.
When you stop using this medicine, the hair that has re-grown may disappear after 3-4 months and the balding / hair loss process will continue.
What are the side effects of Regaine?
Like all medicines, Regaine for Men Extra Strength can cause side effects. The most common side effects of this medicine are:
- Itching or dermatitis
- Excessive hair growth
For less common side effects please see the patient information leaflet.