Is it common for people to have problems with Rogaine? I have been using it for a while and it just makes me itchy and flaky without any results. Is there something else that might work?

It is quite common for patients to have complaints of dryness, itchiness and flaking after using the product Rogaine which is minoxidil.

Rogaine has recently come out with a new version which is a foam and some of the ingredients that caused those topical side effects have been eliminated and the number of patients with those same complaints has significantly reduced.

There is also Nizoral 2% shampoo which is a prescription that can be used on a periodic basis to combat the side effects from Rogaine and it has also been theorized to help slow down the progression of hair loss.

Posted by: Dr. Charles