Mindoxidil 5% is considered the standard treatment for Hair Regrowth for over 20 years. A of Extra Strength 5% Kirkland Minoxidil Formula which regrows more hair then the 2% minoxidil formula.
1 (2 fl oz) bottles of Kirkland Signature Topical Minoxidil Extra Strength with an long expiration date.
This is a months supply.
Dropper applicator and an information leaflet.
For external use only.
For use by Men only.
The information provided above is not intended to take the place of a doctor’s advice. Use all products as directed.
Half the price and as good as trade the names Rogaine and Regaine.
Minoxidil 5% contains the same exact ingredients as Regaine Extra Strength at over half the price! There is no differences in composition or quality of the product.
What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil was the first drug approved by the American Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (hair loss). Before that, minoxidil had been used as vasodilator drug prescribed as oral tablet to treat high blood pressure, with side effects that included hair growth and reversal of male baldness. For the treatment of hair loss, minoxidil is available as a topical solution that is generally either 2% or 5% minoxidil in propylene glycol. The propylene glycol ensures that the applied minoxidil is evenly spread across the affected area and easily absorbed through the skin.
How does Minoxidil work?
Minoxidil topical solution is used to stimulate hair growth in people who are balding. The drug seems to exert its maximum effect at the crown of the head. The exact way that minoxidil works is not known, but it may stimulate hair growth by improving the blood supply to the hair follicles.
What scientific studies give evidence to support its effectiveness?
Dermatologists conducted a 1-year observational study in 984 men with male-pattern hair loss. The study evaluated the effectiveness of a 5% minoxidil topical solution in halting hair loss and stimulating new hair growth. Over the 1-year period of the study, patients applied 1 ml of 5% minoxidil solution twice day to hair-loss areas of the scalp.
At the end of 1 year
The dermatologist investigators reported that hair loss areas of the scalp had become smaller in 62% of the patients.
In evaluating minoxidil effectiveness in stimulating hair regrowth, the investigators found the 5% solution very effective in 15.9% of patients, effective in 47.8% and moderately effective in 20.6%.
Hairs lost during washing numbered a mean 69.7 at the beginning of the study, and a mean 33.8 at the end of the study - a measure of the effectiveness of 5% minoxidil in halting hair loss in the patients studied.
Side effects, mostly dermatologic, were reported by 3.9% of patients in the study. None of the side effects was classified as serious.
Results may occur at 2 months with twice daily usage. For some men, it may take at least 4 months for results to be seen.
Continued use is necessary or hair loss will begin again. If you do not see hair regrowth in 4 months, stop use.
The amount of hair regrowth is different for each person, it may not work for all men.
• For external use only.
• Do not use if you are a woman, not sure of the reason for your hair loss, under 18 years of age or using other medicines on the scalp.
• Using more or more often than recomended will not improve results.
• Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, rinse with large amounts of cool tap water.
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