Rogaine Foam Versus Rogaine Liquid

Rogaine Foam Versus Rogaine Liquid

In 1988 the Upjohn Corporation created a topical remedy that included 2% Minoxidil for help in the treatment of hair loss and baldness and was launched under the brand Rogaine in the U S A and Canada, and Regaine in the United Kingdom

2006 Rogaine Foam for men is launched.

2014 Rogaine for women foam is launched.

Rogaine solution and Rogaine Foam are freely available over the counter without the need of any prescription.

Rogaine is also available in several different product solutions

Rogaine liquid is available in 2% and 5% concentrations

Rogaine foam is available only as 5% version

The foam range of Rogaine is a more sophisticated development in comparison with the topical solution.

Topical variety of minoxidil has been utilised since 1984 for androgenic-alopecia.

Minoxidil sulfate is metabolized by sulfotransferase contained in the scalp and it is the active form of minoxidil molecule.

Even though the exact mechanism remains poorly understood, there are several theories have already been proposed.

The most accepted mechanism is related to the vasodilatator after-effect of the molecule. It is thought that by increasing the flow of blood to the scalp it may, therefore, help to stimulate hair regrowth.

This had been encouraged by complaints regarding some of the side effects of the topical solution, which included making the hair look and feel greasy and irritation of the scalp.

The main difference between Rogaine solution and Rogaine Foam is that unlike the original Rogaine solution the Rogaine Foam formulation does not contain propylene glycol, a solution that is known to causes irritation and can occasionally cause dermatitis, which was of the more common side effects that occurred from using the original Rogaine liquid.

Rogaine Foam Versus Rogaine Liquid