Why can't women use the 5% rogaine?

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28 Apr 2010

I believe that women can use 5% rogaine. In one study of 381 women with female pattern hair loss, 5% rogaine was superior to 2% rogaine in terms of hair count. There is an increased incidence of side effects (like scalp irritation, itching, and dryness) with the higher strength rogaine. A dermatologist should be very helpful in recommending treatments based on the cause of the hair loss.

Here is an article on Web MD about hair loss in women:

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/features/hair-loss-in-women-treatments-that-work

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suezq1008 1 May 2010

Thanks, this answer has helped me very much.

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