Is minoxidil safe for seniors?

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Is minoxidil safe for seniors?

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of topical minoxidil in the elderly. However, studies have shown that the medicine works best in younger patients who have a short history of hair loss.

Does minoxidil work for old men?

Minoxidil is a hair loss treatment conveniently used to slow down the process of hair loss caused by male pattern baldness. It is recommended for males between the age of 18 and 65 as a cure for male pattern baldness. It is also not recommended for women, as it is a high strength hair loss treatment.

Is there an age limit for using minoxidil?

Minoxidil is used to stimulate hair growth and to slow balding. It is most effective for people under 40 years of age whose hair loss is recent. Minoxidil has no effect on receding hairlines. It does not cure baldness; most new hair is lost within a few months after the drug is stopped.

Why should you not use Rogaine over 65?

A lot of possible users over the age of 65 may have some form of disease or heart problems that may make them unsuitable for minoxidil, and unless they see a hair loss specialist or doctor to discuss their suitability for the medication, mitigating health issues may not be picked up on.

Is minoxidil safe for over 60s?

Minoxidil (Rogaine, etc) is FDA approved for ages 18-65 Minoxidil is FDA approved for men and women 18-65 with a type of hair loss known as androgenetic hair loss.

Can a 60 year old man regrow hair?

Over time, hair fibers become thinner and drop out; unfortunately, they never regenerate. There are natural pigment changes that occur in hair as you age as well. Pigment cells stop producing as much pigment and eventually your once thick, chestnut hair becomes thin, fine and gray.

Will Rogaine work on a 50 year old man?

Is it possible for over 50s to regrow hair? Answer: Hi Terry. Generally the only time treatment will not work is if the scalp has already taken on the shiny appearance associated with true baldness, as this means the hair follicles have died and scarred over so there is nothing for the minoxidil to activate.

Should you rub minoxidil in?

Once applied, you can rub it in. Avoid getting your hair wet for at least four hours after applying.

Does minoxidil really work?

So, when the medication does what it is supposed to do (grow or maintain growth), the person doesn’t really see any results for many months. In the case of minoxidil, one can see some improvement by 2-4 months. These improvements may be “less hair falling out.”.

Does minoxidil 5% really work on hair loss?

Thank you for writing in with your question. 5% minoxidil does work for men to help curtail the progression of hair loss. However, it tends to lose its hair-saving effects after about 2 years as the body gets used to it being around and down-regulates the receptors to the medication, making the medication less effective over time.

Does Rogaine for men work?

Yes, Rogaine does work. Rogaine works better than any other hair loss treatment available. Rogaine stops hair loss for men and women in the vast majority of cases, and it actually regrows hair for many people. There is nothing special that needs to be done while treating hair loss with Rogaine.

How effective is minoxidil?

Higher concentrations of Minoxidil up to 5% appear more effective, but despite the more than doubling of the dose (from 2%) they are not twice as effective. Response rates are increased slightly as well as degree of efficacy with the 5% formulations, solution or foam.

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