Can Women Use Minoxidil 5% and 15% for Men?

because of it having a stronger strength like 5% and 15%

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Minoxidil Okay for Women

The safest dosage of minoxidil for women to use is, of course, the 2% concentration. This moderate formula was created for women's use and can be bought over the counter at any pharmacy as Women's Rogaine. Some hair loss specialists would suggest a woman use the men's 5% formula for severe hair thinning. However there will most likely be side effects, to include:

  • Scalp itching
  • Scalp irritation
  • Facial hair growth

A woman should not use the 15% concentration of minoxidil, and should consult her physician before even using the 5% formula.

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