Could a woman use the 5% if it proves to be more effective?
The 5 % minoxidil is now approved for once daily use in the USA - for women. The foam formulation received FDA approval in 2014 for once daily use. Speak to your physician about whether this drug could be right for you.
Once daily use of the 5 % foam appears similar in effectiveness to twice daily use of the 2 % minoxidil solution.
Be sure to speak to your physician if minoxidil 5 % foam is appropriate.
Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD
US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist
- Minoxidil Information for Consumers
- Minoxidil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Minoxidil (detailed)
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