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Minoxidil, often sold under the brand Rogaine, is a solution that assists with hair growth and the treatment of male pattern baldness. It typically comes as a foam that is applied to a clean scalp and doesn’t need to be washed out.

Minoxidil is most effective for people under the age of 40 with recent hair loss, but it doesn’t have an effect on a receding hairline and cannot cure baldness. Instead, it works to stimulate the hair follicles to encourage growth. This effectively extends the amount of time that our hair is in the growth stage, resulting in a fuller head of hair. It works by widening the blood vessels in our scalp which improves blood flow. This ensures that our hair gets a healthy supply of nutrients and oxygen which are essential for healthy hair.

Minoxidil has been proven to work for around 60% of men, but it can only work on certain types of hair loss and hair thinning. If one stops using minoxidil, then it will eventually cause the balding process to begin once again and any hair growth will be lost.

What is Minoxidil Prescribed For?

Minoxidil is most typically used to assist in hair growth and to treat male pattern baldness. It can’t be used for existing baldness and cannot regrow hair on bald patches. Instead, it’s used to slow down the effects of baldness and to create a fuller-looking head of hair in those who use it. Minoxidil is typically used by men, but there are some cases where minoxidil may be prescribed to women. Depending on the severity of hair thinning or hair loss, minoxidil can come in various strengths to provide a stronger effect.

How Does Minoxidil Work?

Minoxidil attempts to stimulate the hair follicles on our head. It achieves this by widening the blood vessels in our scalp which helps to improve blood flow. This means that our hair receives more nutrients and oxygen which are essential for healthy hair growth.

Minoxidil can also extend the amount of time that our hair spends in the growth stage. Typically, most hair will fall out after 3 months and the follicles will begin to grow new hairs. Those who experience male pattern baldness or a similar condition may have a shorter growth stage, meaning that hair will fall out sooner which leads to thinning. Minoxidil attempts to extend this growth stage which can lead to healthier hair growth, but it can take months to achieve this effect.

What Are The Side Effects of Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is regarded as being generally safe for long-term use. However, there are a couple of side effects that have affected people in the past. As such, it’s important to remember that all medications can come with side effects depending on how they are used and the person using them.

The most common side effect of minoxidil is a headache. Some people may also experience scalp irritation and others may find their head to be itchy after applying it. Some people have also reported that minoxidil can grow unwanted hair on other parts of the body. Using more minoxidil than the prescribed amount can also cause nausea and vomiting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Minoxidil

How to Use Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is typically applied to an area of the scalp that is thinning. Make sure you do not shampoo your hair for 4 hours before applying minoxidil and ensure your scalp is dry before using the medication.

Once applied, allow the minoxidil to dry for at least 2 to 4 hours before you go to bed. This is because minoxidil can stain clothing and bed linen if it has not fully dried.

Minoxidil foam can be applied to the scalp in the same way but tends to dry much more quickly. After using either form of minoxidil, you must wash your hands to remove any of the solution.

Can You Get Minoxidil Over the Counter?

Minoxidil topical can be bought over the counter. However, for minoxidil oral, you will need a prescription from a doctor!


For more detailed information about Minoxidil, you can refer to the following sources:

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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.