Question: Why is there an age limit of 65 years for use of minoxidil?
Answer: Hi, Robert. It is the manufacturers of Regaine that can give the real answer as to why they put an age limit on their minoxidil product. However, we can guess that perhaps the manufacturers of Regaine put this as a safety net since it is an over-the-counter medication.
A lot of possible users over the age of 65 may have some form of disease or heart problems that may make them unsuitable for minoxidil, and unless they see a hair loss specialist or doctor to discuss their suitability for the medication, mitigating health issues may not be picked up on. This age limit simply means that you need a doctor‘s prescription before you can use Regaine.
From my experience issuing hair loss treatments for men (and women) over 65 at Belgravia, I can say that the range of high strength minoxidil products we offer at Belgravia generally work for suitable patients over 65, it simply depends on the severity of their hair loss.
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