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Regaine 2% Solution


Overview

Introduction of Regaine Solution

Regaine 2% Solution belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It is used to promote hair growth after hereditary hair loss (male pattern baldness). It is not used for sudden, patchy or unexplained hair loss.

Regaine 2% Solution should only be applied directly to the scalp area in the amount, and in the way, specified on the label or by your doctor. Clean and dry your scalp before using it. It may take several months before you notice any hair growth and the first growth may be soft, colourless and barely visible. Using more than recommended will not speed up hair growth and may cause dangerous side effects. This medication must be used continuously to maintain hair growth. If your condition does not improve or worsens after using it for 4 to 6 months, tell your doctor.

Regaine 2% Solution is generally safe and suitable for most people but has some potential side effects. The most common are headache, itching or irritation of the scalp and unwanted hair growth in other places (not your scalp). It may also make you feel unwell and can change the colour and texture of your hair. If this happens, inform your doctor. If this medicine gets into the bloodstream it can cause side effects related to low blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, swollen hands, and feet. This should not happen if you use it correctly and avoid contact with broken skin. If you get it in your eyes, mouth or broken skin, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. Talk to your doctor if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away.

Regaine 2% Solution should not normally be used by people under the age of 18 or over 65. It may not be appropriate if your hair loss is due to medications (such as chemotherapy) or any nutritional deficiency. You should also not use this medicine if you have high blood pressure or are using other creams or lotions to treat other scalp conditions. Talk to you doctor if you have heart disease or circulation problems.

Uses of Regaine Solution

Regaine Solution side effects

Common
  • Dermatitis
  • Excessive hair growth on face
  • Rash

How to use Regaine Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Regaine Solution works

Regaine 2% Solution is a vasodilator, which expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow. The application of this medicine on the scalp helps in increasing blood flow through the vasodilation process. This increased blood flow provides more nutrition and oxygen to the hair follicle, which prevents hair cell death. It also stimulates hair growth by prolonging the action of a chemical messenger (anagen). This is how it works to treat your alopecia (hair loss).

Regaine Solution related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Regaine 2% Solution may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Regaine 2% Solution is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Regaine Solution?

If you miss a dose of Regaine 2% Solution, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Wash your hands before and after application.
  • It should only be applied directly to the scalp area. If Regaine 2% Solution accidentally comes in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth, flush the area thoroughly with cool tap water.
  • Do not shampoo your hair for 4 hours after applying Regaine 2% Solution or use hairdryer as it can reduce the effectiveness of the medicine.
  • During the first 2 weeks of application, your hair fall may increase. This is normal and is a sign that Regaine 2% Solution is working.
  • Take care that Regaine 2% Solution does not trickle down onto your face as it may cause undesirable facial hair growth.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Regaine

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Any one tablet take with this regain solnFor treatment of hair loss
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Continue regaine for now
Having hair loss from top of head .what natural remedy can be done or any special shampoo can be used
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Use 5 % regaine l1otion - 1ml twice daily over the dry scalp for 3months minimum . Wash off ur fingers after application.
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can Regaine cause hair loss?

You may experience some hair shedding after 2-6 weeks of starting the Regaine treatment. The hair fall stops after a couple of weeks. But, if it persists for more than 2 weeks, you should stop using Regaine and contact your doctor.

Q. Is Regaine safe to use?

Yes, Regaine is safe if you use it as directed by your doctor. For best results, read all the directions before using it and follow them carefully.

Q. Is the hair growth by Regaine treatment permanent?

You have to continue applying Regaine for continued hair growth. If you stop using Regaine, the regrown hair may disappear after 3-4 months and balding or hair loss may restart.

Q. How long does it take to see results with Regaine?

Since hair growth is a slow process, it may take some time before you see new hair growth after starting the treatment with Regaine. You need to use Regaine for 4 months to see its effects.

Q. Is Regaine safe to use on face?

You should not apply Regaine to any other body areas other than the scalp. If you have accidentally applied it, rinse thoroughly with plenty of cold water.

Q. Do I need to wash my hair every day when using Regaine?

No, it is not required to shampoo your hair every day before applying Regaine. However, if you shampoo your hair, make sure your scalp is dry before using Regaine.

Q. Can Regaine be used for beard growth?

No, Regaine should not be used for beard growth. It is indicated only for growth of hair on scalp in patients with a family history of hair loss.

Q. Is the hair that grows with Regaine thicker?

The new hair that grows due to Regaine will be soft and thin hair. After further use, new hair will develop with the same colour and thickness as your natural hair.

Q. Can I use Regaine if I have high blood pressure?

No, do not use Regaine if you have high blood pressure. Not even if it is controlled by medicines.

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Johnson & Johnson Private Limited., 501 Arena Space, Behind Majas Bus Depot, Off Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Jogeshwari (E), Mumbai 400 060
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