Rogaine Ireland (generic name: Minoxidil Topical) is applied to assist to regrow hair on scalp. The exact way that Rogaine Ireland works is not described in this leaflet. Rogaine Ireland basically dilates blood vessels in the scalp, and that improves hair follicle function as well as stimulates hair growth. Rogaine has not been proven to cause permanent regrowth of scalp hair. Hereby, you should continue using this product to maintain the regrowth of hair.
Do not apply Rogaine Ireland if the skin on your scalp is irritated, damaged, infected or sunburned. Those conditions may allow more a higher dose of the medication to absorb in your body, which could potentially be dangerous. Carefully check the medicine label to ensure Rogaine Ireland is able to treat your specific hair loss type. Do not apply Rogaine Ireland on any body part other than scalp because application to other parts of the body can potentially be dangerous. Do not apply other topical products to your scalp while undergoing the treatment by Rogaine unless there is an instruction from your doctor.
Apply only the Rogaine formula, which is applicable for your gender. Likewise, women should not apply minoxidil products, which are made for men only. Consult with your pharmacist or doctor if you are allowed to apply this medication in cases when you have other medical conditions, such as heart disease.
This medicine has FDA pregnancy category C. Likewise, it is not confirmed if Rogaine can harm an unborn baby. Hence, avoid using this medicine without your doctor’s permission if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant soon. There is no evidence that minoxidil topical can pass into breast milk or whether it could actually harm a nursing baby. So, it is highly advised not to use Rogaine Ireland without your doctor’s advice in case if you are breastfeeding a baby. Moreover, Rogaine is prohibited to be used by any patients under 18 years old without a specific medical advice.
Rogaine Ireland Solution:
- Apply 1 mL topically to the affected scalp area(s) two times a day. The dosage should not exceed 2 mL of Rogaine per day.
Rogaine Ireland Foam:
- Apply half a capful topically to the affected scalp area(s) two times a day.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember about it. Skip the missed dose in case if it is almost about time to take the next dose. Do not take extra medicine in order to compensate the missed dose.
An overdose with Rogaine Ireland is not expected to be very dangerous. However, you are still required to seek for emergency medical assistance or call directly the Poison Help line: 1-800-222-1222 if there was someone, who has accidentally swallowed the medicine.
Seek for immediate emergency medical help in case if you experience any of the symptoms of an allergic reaction to Rogaine Ireland listed below:
- swelling of face, tongue, lips and/or throat;
- difficult breathing;
Even though the risk of adverse side effects is quite low for treatment with Rogaine Ireland, there still may be some side effects if the medicine is absorbed directly into your bloodstream. Hence, contact your doctor right away if you have one of the following:
- unwanted facial hair growth;
- severe irritation of the scalp;
- fast heartbeats, pain in the chest;
- swelling in feet or hands;
- rapid gain of weight;
- a light-headed feeling, as if you are about to pass out;
- dizziness, headache, confusion;
- flushing (redness, warmth or tingly feeling).
Common side effects caused by Rogaine Ireland are:
- changes in the colour and/or texture of hair.
This list of side effects is not complete and there may be others as well. Hereby, directly call your doctor for medical consultation regarding the side effects.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Minoxidil (Rogaine Ireland) topical was assigned by the FDA to pregnancy category C. A number of animal studies using oral Minoxidil have not revealed any evidence of teratogenicity. However, an increased incidence of fetal absorption and reduced conception rates were observed in tested rabbits after they were given 5 times the normal human oral dose. Rogaine should not be prescribed to pregnant women.
A limited amount of data from a single study of a woman taking Rogaine dose of 7.5 mg on daily basis revealed that a maximum concentration ratio of milk to maternal plasma was 1:3 within one hour after taking the dose. Rogaine was also found in the breast milk of a woman, who was taking Rogaine dose of 5 mg orally two times per day.
Rogaine Ireland is excreted into breast milk. Since there is a potential for some adverse effects in case of nursing infants, Rogaine Ireland should not be taken by nursing women. Hereby, women are required to undergo a special consultation with a doctor for safety purposes.