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‘Why is There an Age Limit of 65 Years for Use of Minoxidil?’

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Regaine-FoamName: Robert

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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6 Comments

23rd January, 2016 at 5:10 pm

frank unwin

Can I use regain foam.... I'm 60 this August. .thank you

26th January, 2016 at 11:40 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Frank, One of Belgravia's hair loss specialists has answered your query in full here. We hope this helps and Happy Birthday for August!

9th June, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Linda Anderson

Hi I have loss due to chemotherapy will regrain be of any use to me thank you linda

14th June, 2016 at 11:12 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Linda, first you will need to check with your oncologist - please see this advice provided by one of our senior hair loss specialists.

17th October, 2017 at 11:30 am

Pat Hill

I had breast cancer and had radiotherapy and Letrozole for 12 months I am now on no tablets other than lansoprozole for controlled blood pressure I am 74 and have been left with thinning hair can I use Refaine foam to help

20th October, 2017 at 9:57 am

Jonny

Unfortunately women are only permitted to use Regain Foam until the age of 65. For you the same applies for Belgravia's minoxidil (18-70 y/o). A hair growth supplement like Hair Vitalics might be a better idea for you.

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