Minoxidil for Women / Rogaine for Women (Does it Work? Side Effects, Results)

Minoxidil for Women / Rogaine for Women (Does it Work? Side Effects, Results)

Minoxidil for Women

If you are experiencing hair loss as a woman then it may feel like you don’t have many options. In fact, Minoxidil for Women is one of the few options that you do have. Prescribed as a treatment for female pattern baldness and alopecia, this is the only hair loss treatment that has been approved by the FDA for use in women.

Minoxidil for Women is widely available and has been used by a number of women already, with many of them reporting results. However, it’s not all positive. There are side effects, risks. It can also be quite expensive and it’s far from a completely safe product. In this guide we’ll look at this product in full, answering all of your questions and hopefully alleviating your concerns regarding Minoxidil for Women.

Hair Growth Treatments for Women

As mentioned above, there aren’t really that many options for women when it comes to hair growth. Rogaine for Women was therefore launched into a wide open market. It had the “FDA Approved” label, it had the backing of a brand that had already proved with the male market. As a result, Rogaine for Women was an instant hit and many generic copycat formulas began to appear on the market.

The only other options that women have are hair growth vitamins and supplements, which we have already discussed extensively here on Hair Growth Pills. These are natural and safe. They are not FDA approved, but they are not medications and most of the ingredients they use are commonly found in food anyway.

There are also treatments that resolve around using certain tools or beauty treatments. Such is the case with the Dermaroller, which we have already covered. However, while this might have some (debatably) positive results when used on the skin it is unlikely to produce similar results on the hairline or scalp.

In other words, if you want something that will work more times than it will not; something that has worked for countless of people already; and something that has the scientific studies to back it up, then Rogaine for Women, or generic formulations of Minoxidil for Women, is your only option.

Hair Loss in Women

Rogaine for Women

In previous articles we have explained how there can be many causes of hair loss in women. These relate to hormonal issues, trauma, infections and more. What’s more, hair loss is actually more common than you think. Not only does it affect more than 30 million women in the United States alone, but we all lose around 100 hairs every single day without any underlying problems. For women who have alopecia, which is one of the more damaging causes of hair loss, that figure increases to a minimum of 150.

So, don’t worry if you’re noticing a lot of hairs in the plughole or on the brush, it’s common. Instead, you should be on the lookout for bald spots, thinning hair, a receding hairline and any other noticeable hair loss. If you notice a problem then make sure you discuss it with a doctor so they can rule out a number of potentially serious conditions (and provide more effective treatments for ones that are not) before you start using Rogaine for women.

Minoxidil for Women: Does it Work?

Minoxidil for Women, Does it Work?

It does work for many women, but not for all. The rates of success are high, but you need to use it correctly and for many months at a time, and even then you may not experience the effects that you expect. However, even users who don’t get the full hair growth they have been expecting still experience some form of growth, thickening or conditioning of their hair.

Minoxidil for Women may also go by the name “Minoxidil 5”. The “5” in this case refers to the strength of the formula, as it contains 5% Minoxidil. Some hair growth formulas only contain 2%. The product should be effective in both cases, with the lower concentrations the directions may require you to use more of the product. At the same time, you may need to be more careful when applying the higher concentrated product.

Rogaine for Women: Side Effects

There are a number of side effects to look out for when using Women’s Rogaine, as well as generic formulations of women’s Minoxidil. Many of these are the result of an allergic reaction. But that doesn’t mean they should be dismissed. We’re sure we don’t need to tell you that allergic reactions can cause serious medical complications and that they may even kill you, so don’t take these lightly if they do occur.

  • Low blood pressure
  • High blood pressure
  • Chest pains
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Feeling faint and dizzy
  • Sudden unexplained weight changes.
  • Facial hair growth.
  • Swollen hands or feet.
  • Rash that lasts for a long time

If you experience any of these you should look to stop treatment and then speak to a doctor. These are rare, not common. And you should only look to continue treatment indefinitely or for an extended time if you experience no side effects at all.

Minoxidil for Women: Pros and Cons

Minoxidil for Women Side Effects

To help you make up your mind about using Women’s Rogaine or generic formulas of women’s minoxidil, take a look at these pro and cons. Just bear in mind that these are our opinions. We have taken a neutral stance on this issue and on all treatments discussed on this site. As a potential user, you need to enter this with a neutral, yet open, mind as well. If you start looking for it as a product that can help you and even “save” you from your problems, then you will be less inclined to pay attention to the warnings.

At the same time, if you are negative about using women’s Minoxidil before taking the plunge, then you will likely pay more attention to the cons than the pros.


  • Results: Rogaine for women has proved to be as effective, if not more so, than any other product on the market. This is also true for the generic formulations of this medication, such as Keranique Hair Growth Treatment. It has not proved to be as effective of a hair growth treatment as Finasteride, but that has only been approved for use by men due to the complications regarding birth defects and other potential hormonal issues.
  • Availability: It’s one of the few hair loss treatments for women that has actually been approved by the FDA. It’s also widely available, both as a generic formula, as the brand name and as something that can be found alongside the best hair growth vitamins.
  • Easy to Apply: Minoxidil for women is very easy to apply and the fact that it is a topical solution as opposed to a tablet makes people feel more at ease regarding its use. The truth is, side effects still appear regardless of how it gets into your bloodstream, but it does make it more accessible.


  • Side Effects: You could argue that the side effects are minimal and rare, which is a positive. But when you compare those side effects to the hair loss treatments, they are actually much more common and much more serious.
  • Price: Minoxidil for women is fairly cheap over the short-term. But you need to be using it for many months at a time to see results. Once you start purchasing in bulk the price goes up and you might need to spend over $100 before you start seeing any results.

Rogaine for Women: Conclusion

We can’t tell you whether you should or should not use this medication. It might be able to help you, it might not. It might be cost effective, it might leave you broke and frustrated. It’s up to you to determine if it’s a good option. But before you dive into it, you should make sure that you discuss it with your doctor, try to find the cause of your hair loss and then carefully study the side effects and the pros and cons above before making your decision.

You can also find many more articles that can help you here on Hair Growth Pills. So, take a look around, learn more about hair loss, about women’s minoxidil and about alternative treatments that can help you without needing to use this medication.

  • Hey Sy here,

    My aunt started using Regenepure’s Women’s Minoxidil and she likes it better than the foam because they have a long nose applicator. No mess and no loss.

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