What is Regaine For Women Scalp Foam?
Regaine For Women scalp foam is a once-daily treatment which helps to prevent hair loss in women. It helps your hair to grow back strong and healthy and can help your hair follicles to get bigger. Perfect for women who are suffering from hair loss that runs in the family.
What causes hair loss in women?
The most common cause of hair loss in women is hair loss that runs in your family, also known as hereditary hair loss or female pattern baldness. It’s caused by the follicles in your scalp growing smaller over time, meaning that your hair will begin to thin and you may notice lighter hair in the place of your normal hair.
How can Regaine for women help to treat my hair loss?
Regaine scalp foam contains the active ingredient Minoxidil, which helps to encourage hair growth and helps to supply more nutrients to your hair. It does this by promoting blood flow to the hair follicles in your scalp, helping them to get bigger and enter the hair growth phase.
How long will it take for this foam to work?
You may need to use Regaine once a day for 12 – 24 weeks before you see any hair re-growth, as growing hair is a very slow process. When you do see regrowth, the hair may be soft and downy and feel differently to your normal hair, but it should eventually gain the same texture as the rest of your hair.
Can I dye my hair if I’m using this product?
You can use Regaine for women if your hair is dyed or if you plan on dying your hair. You may need to let your stylist know that you are using this product before they work on your hair. It may also help to ask them to be gentle and use a wide-toothed comb on your hair, to minimise the breakage or damage that can be caused by pulling on the hair.
Can I use my regular hair products while I’m using Regaine?
You can style your hair exactly as you usually would using your favourite hair products while you’re using Regaine. However, this product needs to be applied to a dry scalp, so you should apply the treatment before you style your hair with these products.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Do not use Regaine for Women if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. This product is not safe for you and your baby at this time. If you’re ever in doubt about your medication when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Can I use this product if I’m taking any other medication?
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Regaine if you are taking any other medication, including those that you have obtained without a prescription. Some medications can interact when used together, making them less effective or causing unwanted side effects. This includes blood pressure medications called ‘vasodilators’ such as hydralazine, as the minoxidil in this product can interact with these medications and increase their effects. Speak to your doctor before using this product if you are using any creams, ointments, or lotions to treat scalp conditions, such as:
- Dithranol – Used for psoriasis
- Tretinoin – Used for acne and other skin disorders
- Corticosteroids – A type of anti-inflammatory
- Petrolatum – A common ingredient in hair wax or hair gel
Can men use Regaine for Women?
Men should not use the Regaine for Women range. However, if you are a man looking for a similar product, the Regaine for Men product is available and works in the same way.
Can I drive after using this product?
Regaine can cause dizziness or low blood pressure after use. Do not attempt to drive or operate tools or machinery after using this product unless you are sure that you are not affected in this way.
How to use Regaine Scalp Foam.
Each dose of Regaine for Women is 1g, which is the same as half a capful of foam. To begin, part your hair in the affected area using a comb, making sure as much of your scalp is as visible as possible. Use your fingertips to massage the foam into the scalp. You may need to part your hair again to make sure that you cover the entire affected part of your scalp with Regaine Scalp Foam. Use once a day only.
When should Regaine For Women not be used?
Regaine for Women should not be used by men. This treatment is not suitable for children under the age of 18 or people older than 65. This product should not be used by those who are allergic to minoxidil or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, this product should be applied to the scalp, avoid contact with eyes. This product is extremely flammable and should be used and disposed of carefully.
Do not use Regaine for Women if you have:
- Hair loss caused by drug treatment.
- Total baldness or complete loss of all body hair.
- Sudden or unexpected hair loss, or hair loss where the cause is unknown.
- Any condition which affects your scalp, including sunburn and psoriasis.
- A shaved scalp.
- A dressing or bandage of any kind on your scalp.
- High blood pressure
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medication, Regaine for Women can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek medical help immediately:
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, which may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away:
- Allergic reaction, e.g. swollen face, skin redness, itching, throat tightness
- Low blood pressure
- Fast heartbeat or palpitations
- Faintness or dizziness
- Swollen hands or feet, shortness of breath, high blood pressure
- Sudden unexplained weight gain
- Persistent local redness or rash
Other side effects include:
- Itching or dermatitis
- Unwanted hair growth in places other than the scalp (including facial hair in women), always be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after using this product and rinse thoroughly if you accidentally get this product onto any other part of the body
- Change in hair texture, stop using this product if this occurs
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. For more information about reporting side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Store in original packaging and do not use after the expiry date printed on the base of the can has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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The active substance in 1 g of Regaine® is minoxidil 50 mg
Other ingredients: ethanol anhydrous, purified water, butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), lactic acid, citric acid anhydrous, glycerol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, propane, butane, isobutane.
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