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If you are using Rogaine, you may develop a dry, flaky, and itchy scalp. Other common side effects of Rogaine include a red, irritated scalp. However, most people tolerate the drug well and if reactions occur, they tend to be easily treated. Some reactions are more serious; for example, if you develop chest pain, difficulty breathing, or an unexplained rash, seek medical attention right away.
An Introduction to Rogaine Side EffectsJust like any medicine, Rogaine® (minoxidil) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of RogaineThe prescribing information for prescription medications contains the exact percentage of side effects that occurred in clinical trials. However, information for over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as Rogaine, is less detailed. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly what side effects occur and how common the reactions may be.
- A dry, flaky, and itchy scalp
- A red, irritated scalp.