Women's Rogaine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
This medicine must be used on a regular basis for your hair to regrow. It may take 2 to 4 months of regular use before you notice any improvement. It is important to continue to use this product to maintain regrowth of hair. Once you stop using it, the regrown hair will usually fall out within 3 months. If you do not see any new hair growth after 4 months, stop using this product and contact your doctor or health care professional.
Do not get this medicine in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on other sensitive areas. If you do, rinse off with plenty of cool tap water. Always wash your hands after use. Do not apply if your scalp is cut, scraped, or sunburned.
Some people may notice changes in hair color or texture after using this medicine.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- chest pain or palpitations
- dizziness or fainting
- skin rash, blisters, or itching
- sudden weight gain
- swelling of the hands or feet
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- redness, irritation and itching at the site of application
- unusual hair growth, on the face, arm, and back
What may interact with this drug?
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other medicines on the scalp without asking your doctor or health care professional.