Minoxidil foam (for men) is used for:
Regrowing hair in patients who have gradually thinning hair or gradual hair loss on the top of the head.
Minoxidil foam (for men) is a vasodilator. Exactly how minoxidil foam (for men) works to regrow scalp hair is not known. It may dilate blood vessels in the scalp. This may improve hair follicle function and stimulate scalp hair growth.
Do NOT use minoxidil foam (for men) if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in minoxidil foam (for men)
- you are a woman
- you only have hair loss toward the front of your head (eg, a receding hair line); minoxidil foam (for men) is not used to treat this kind of hair loss
- you have no family history of hair loss or you do not know the reason for your hair loss
- you have sudden or patchy hair loss
- your scalp is red, inflamed, infected, or painful
- you are using other medicines on your scalp
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using minoxidil foam (for men):
Some medical conditions may interact with minoxidil foam (for men). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have heart, blood pressure, or blood vessel problems
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with minoxidil foam (for men). Because little, if any, of minoxidil foam (for men) is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if minoxidil foam (for men) may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
For the Consumer
Applies to minoxidil topical: topical foam, topical solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by minoxidil topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking minoxidil topical, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
- Itching or skin rash (continued)
- Acne at site of application
- burning of scalp
- facial hair growth
- increased hair loss
- inflammation or soreness at root of hair
- reddened skin
- swelling of face
Signs and symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body—Rare
- Blurred vision or other changes in vision
- chest pain
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- numbness or tingling of hands, feet, or face
- swelling of face, hands, feet, or lower legs
- weight gain (rapid)