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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Also Known as Regaine
Rogaine is a topical hair regrowth solution that is applied to the scalp and prevents hair loss for men and women. It is used to treat hereditary hair loss or hair loss resulting from other factors, and the active ingredient in Rogaine Minoxidil - works to stimulate hair follicles that are starting to go dormant and shifts them into an active cycle for better growth and thicker hair. Individuals must continue applying Rogaine even after hair regrowth occurs and when hair appears fuller, as discontinuing use will result in hair beginning to thin again.
The active ingredient in Rogaine is Minoxidil.
Speak with a doctor if you have any history of diseases of the scalp, heart problems, kidney disease, or liver disease before starting on Rogaine for men.
Possible drug interaction risks exist between Rogaine and some blood pressure medications like Disulfiram, Guanethidine, and Metrodinazole. Inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before proceeding to buy Rogaine for women and men.
Rogaine side effects are rare, but some people may experience unwanted facial or body hair, dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, fainting, chest pain, swelling of hands or feet, abnormal weight gain, tiredness, or difficulty breathing. If any of these Rogaine side effects are experienced, then you should discontinue use of Rogaine and meet with your doctor again to discuss hair loss prevention alternatives.