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Rogaine (Minoxidil)and/or alternatives
Rogaine 2% from $0.97 USD/mlRogaine 2%
Manufactured by: Johnson & Johnson Inc.
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaOTCNo Prescription Required
Minoxidil 2% from $0.29 USD/mlMinoxidil 2%
Generic Alternative to Rogaine
Marketed as Pilogro Solution in India
Manufactured by: Fullford (div. of MSD)
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaOTCNo Prescription Required
General Information on Rogaine
Minoxidil Topical is the generic name for Rogaine, a topical solution used for growing hair. It also helps in reversing the progression of hair loss and is available for both men and women. You can buy Rogaine from a medical store or pharmacy with or without a prescription. The active ingredient minoxidil topical helps in reinvigorating any shrunken hair follicles and thus increases their thickness and size. It is available in the form of a topical solution and foam. Rogaine is being increasingly used for treating baldness, unexplained or sudden hair loss, and a receding hairline.
Side effects of Rogaine
The use of Rogaine can lead to several side effects, and these can vary from one person to another. Some of the mild side effects reported so far include various allergic reactions like difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, and tongue, itching, and hives. You might even experience other symptoms like chest pain, dizziness, fast heartbeat, lightheadedness, fainting, tiredness, weakness, unusual weight gain, burning or stinging sensation at the application site, redness of skin at the site of application, dryness of scalp, flaking of scalp, and headache.
Some of the other side effects of Rogaine that can be quite persistent include changes in the color of your hair, severe irritation of the scalp, unwanted hair growth in other parts of the body, and exacerbation of hair loss. Some of the serious side effects of Rogaine include pericardial effusion, edema, water retention in the body, tamponade, pericarditis, angina, tachycardia, generalized hypertrichosis (rare case), eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and decreased visual acuity.
Whether you buy Rogaine foam or topical solution, it is important to check the expiry date on the label. Expired medications can cause severe side effects. An important and necessary precaution is to ensure that Rogaine is applied only to your scalp and not to any other part of the body as it can result in unwanted hair growth or allergic reactions. You need to also ensure that you refrain from using any other hair growth topical solution or cream simultaneously with Rogaine. It is not known if any active or inactive ingredients of Rogaine can seep into breast milk, but most doctors advise against using this topical solution or cream if you are breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform the same to your doctor before starting the course.
Rogaine is available in the form of a foam and topical solution. The standard treatment is applying Rogaine 1 mL to the affected areas of your scalp. It has to be applied two times a day, once in the morning and once at night. The maximum dose should not exceed Rogaine 2 mL a day. The standard course period is 4 months.
Rogaine can interact with specific drugs or other topical solutions like sodium thiosulfate, isosorbide dinitrate, isoxsuprine, alfuzosin, nitroglycerin, unipres, verteporfin, tamsulosin, sapropterin, rondameth, regroton, rauwolfia serpentina, prazosin, papaverine, NitroMist, nesiritide, trichlormethiazide, and loniten among others.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.