Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the only topical ingredient approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for regrowing hair. Rogaine can treat hair loss from androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern hair loss (FPHL).
FPHL is largely caused by genetics, and it’s thought that estrogen levels play a role because FPHL becomes more common after menopause.
Rogaine is generally considered a safe treatment, and complications are usually mild. Keep reading to learn about the side effects of Rogaine for women as well as alternative treatment options.
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