5% Minoxidil for Women?

I am a 26 year old female and have been using 2% female minoxidil for a little over 6 months. I wanted to ask if it was safe for a woman to use the Men’s Strength 5%. Please advice.

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You should use products as directed on the FDA approved label. 5% minoxidil is not available for women, but they are formulated for men. The women’s formulations are mostly water/alcohol based which makes it easier to style your hair. Most men’s preparations are oil based. You can use the woman’s alcohol base in the morning and the men’s 5% oil base at night. Some drug stores will make up the 5% alcohol base on prescription. Ask your pharmacist. Also, please see this article on HairLossTalk.com.

4 thoughts on “5% Minoxidil for Women?

  1. I am a 39 year old black female. I have been experiencing hair loss for over 10 years now. I have been to several doctors. One doctor gave me those cortisone shots. They made the healthy hair grow very long, but did nothing for the infected areas. When I stopped taking the cortisone shots, the rest of my hair fell out. I am now reduced to wearing a wig. I have female pattern baldness in the top and in the front. I now have a new doctor. This doctor has me on a topical solution of Clobetasol Propionate, .05%. I have not seen any improvements. She told me that more than likely, my hair will NOT grow back because I have scarring. Is this true? With all of the modern Meds out there, there should be some kind of solutions for people like me. This can’t be it. HELP!!!

  2. Please try eating a really healthy diet…with lots of raw fresh fruits and vegetables…Try taking hair vitamins and get your omegas 3s..Also try being extra gentle with your hair and only use natural products.. and give your real hair a break by wearing lace wigs. Please visit http://www.kaisdreamhair.com They have the best lace wigs. They are very soft and beautiful and look really natural! Some are pretty expensive because they cater to celebrities..but they do have some pretty reasonable priced lace units available..that are comparable in price to other lace wigs on the market. I hope this information helps. Good luck to you.

  3. hello,
    I am a 33 year old female and have been using 2% minoxidil for one days and next days 5% ,for a little over 3 months. I wanted to ask for you this is true or false.
    this is order my doctor. please help me.

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