There have been several claims of Rogaine side effects impotence being the latest addition in the list of unfavorable reactions to the drug. Rogaine and Regaine are market brand names for Minoxidil which is an anti-hypertensive medication and a popular remedy for male pattern baldness. The drug is also known to slow down or stop hair loss as well as promote re-growth of hair.
Rogaine was approved by the FDA for over the counter sale for treatment of androgenic alopecia and is recommended for indefinite use for supporting hair follicles and hair re-growth procedures. There is available research to show that claims about Rogaine’s side effects are not serious enough to call for urgent medical concern. However, it is important to be aware of some of these claims if you are interested in a hair loss treatment.
Types And Usage
Rogaine works best on the frontal scalp areas and at the center of the head. In a recent study it was found to be effective in 50 percent of its users. The official Rogaine site puts this claim at 85% of satisfied users. It should however be noted that Rogaine works better when applied to a small surface than on a large surface and works best in men aged below 40 years.
Foam or liquid Rogaine can be applied on the scalp twice a day using a dropper. Its effectiveness decreases if hair is rinsed 40 minutes after application and is best left on the scalp for several hours. You can use other hair products once Rogaine has dried. However, most people find applying minoxidil on their scalp twice a day tiresome or simply a nuisance.
It is initially worth noting that Rogaine rarely causes any serious side effects requiring medical attention which is why it is still being sold over the counter. However, rogaine side effects impotence has been documented. Other side effects stated by Rogaine users include:
•Scalp irritation, dryness, itching, and red flaky skin. Fortunately, all these conditions can be alleviated with dandruff shampoo.
•Growth of hair in parts that come into contact with the hair growth treatment. This is an unintended side effect which makes it important to warn users of hair growth treatments to ensure they protect areas they do not desire to have new hair growth and always wash their hands thoroughly after use.
•Greasy looking hair can also result from the use of Rogaine. This is because it contains Propylene Glycol. Fortunately, Rogaine Foam for men eliminates the problem.
Side effects from hair loss treatments, including Rogaine, is one thing users have to contend with because the treatments take almost three months before visible results can be achieved. The body has to adjust to the changes all this while. The treatments also require frequent applications such as twice per day.
However, contrary to rumors and a few claims here and there, Rogaine is not known to cause serious health side effects such as sudden drop in blood pressure, chest pains, or rogaine side effects impotence. This is why FDA has not withdrawn it from the market despite rumors about severe rogaine side effects impotence included.