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Regaine for Men is a scalp treatment from McNeil used to combat male pattern hair loss in men.

Our service enables you to buy Regaine for Men online quickly and easily. Orders approved by our pharmacist are shipped by next-day tracked courier.

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PLEASE NOTE: This treatment is not available through our online pharmacy service. This page is for information only. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to the condition(s) this medication treats, we strongly recommend that you see your GP in person.

This content was reviewed by a clinician on

26 April 2022
dr daniel

Dr Daniel Atkinson

(GP Clinical Lead - GMC No. 4624794) 26 April 2022
Product information

Regaine for Men is a topical product used to help men experiencing male pattern hair loss. It is produced by McNeil and is available as a foam or a solution. Please note that this is the page for the male version of Regaine. Please go to our Regaine for Women page for information on the female version.

Androgenic alopecia is the medical term used to describe male pattern baldness. It is highly common, affecting up to one third of men before the age of 30, and half of men before the age of 40.

Progressive baldness is caused by a combination of genetics and hormones. You are more likely to develop male pattern hair loss if you have a family history of it. It is possible to inherit genetic susceptibility from either your mother, father or both parents.

Once male pattern hair loss commences it is unlikely to improve on its own. Some men feel more comfortable than others at the prospect of losing their hair. In some cases, hair loss can cause loss of self-esteem, and make men feel unhappy about their appearance.

There are treatments available which can help to slow down the progress of male pattern hair loss. Regaine for Men is one such option. It can be used by males experiencing pattern baldness, as long as they are aged between 18-65 years. The medication is available as a solution or a foam and contains the active ingredient minoxidil. It is not fully understood how this substance encourages hair growth but it is thought to increase blood flow to hair follicles in the scalp. The extra blood flow stimulates resting follicles so that they enter a hair growth stage.

Picking up your latest batch of Regaine for Men treatment in person may not always be convenient. That’s why Treated.com has made it easy for you to purchase this product from our UK pharmacy. All you have to do to buy Regaine for Men online is complete a short questionnaire for our pharmacist to review. Once your order has been confirmed as suitable, our dispensing team will prepare your item and ship it to you by next-day courier.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022

In order to achieve the best possible results from Regaine for Men you should carefully follow the directions supplied in the patient information leaflet.

  1. Only apply direct to the scalp.
  2. Wash your hands before and after use.
  3. Avoid contact with other areas. Wash any areas thoroughly if contact occurs.
  4. Do not breathe in the spray during application.
  5. Your scalp and hair should be completely dry before applying the solution.
  6. Refer to the patient information leaflet to select the method of application best suited to your circumstances.
  7. Apply 1ml dose of solution to the affected area twice daily.
  8. Leave 12 hours between each application.
  9. Once the solution is applied, gently massage the scalp.

A detailed patient information leaflet is enclosed with your medication. It contains further details on how to correctly apply this medication. You should familiarise yourself with the directions provided and speak to your doctor or pharmacist should you have any concerns.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022
Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:


Side effects

Side effects

All medications come with the possibility of side effects but not all patients will experience them. If you experience chest pain or swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat stop using the product and seek immediate medical assistance.

You should stop your course of treatment and speak to your doctor if you notice any of the following: allergic reaction, including swelling of the face or skin; tightening of the throat; palpitations; low blood pressure; dizziness; faintness; unexplained weight gain; swollen hands or feet; shortness of breath; persistent rash or red skin.

Very common (1 in 10 people or more):


Common (1 in 10 people or less):

Dermatitis, itching or excessive hair growth.

Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):

Vomiting, nausea, eye irritation, a rash similar to acne, itching, blistering, bleeding, ulceration, scalp irritation, unwanted non-scalp hair, temporary hair loss or a change in hair colour or texture.

The information provided here is only a brief summary of the side effects associated with Regaine for Men. For a full breakdown of potential side effects consult the provided patient leaflet.


Taking it with other medicines

During your online consultation it is important to disclose any other medications you are currently taking, have recently taken or plan to take. This includes non-prescription medication and herbal remedies.

In particular you should not use this treatment if you are using any of the following: dithranol, petrolatum, corticosteroids or tretinoin.

If you use vasodilators, such as hydrazaline, you should speak to your doctor before commencing use of this medicine. The active ingredient, minoxidil, may alter the efficacy of this type of medication.

Conditions to look out for

Females and those under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 should not use this product.

Do not use this product if you have sunburn, psoriasis, high blood pressure, sudden or unexpected hair loss, hair loss caused by drug treatment, total baldness or complete loss of all body hair, your hair loss is not hereditary, you have a shaved scalp or you have a dressing or bandage on your scalp.

Speak to your doctor before commencing treatment if you have heart disease or you are unsure if your scalp is normal.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Regaine for Men is only intended for use by males. If you are female do not use this product. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Driving and machinery

Regaine for Men should not impede your ability to drive or operate machinery. If you have any concerns you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022
Please read the patient information leaflet for this medicine fully before use:



Can I still drink alcohol?

Yes. The ingredients in Regaine for Men do not interact with alcohol.

Will I still be able to drive?

The use of this product should not inhibit your ability to drive a vehicle or operate machinery.

Can I take the medicine while pregnant?

No. This product is only intended for male use.

How should I store it?

Regaine for Men is a flammable liquid and should be kept away from heat, open flames, sparks and hot surfaces. Make sure the container remains tightly closed. Store in a well-ventilated and cool area. Keep well away from children.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any of its ingredients: minoxidil, ethanol, propylene glycol and water.

Is it available over-the-counter?

You do not need a prescription to buy Regaine. However, in order to purchase Regaine for Men you will be required to answer a selection of health questions.

How can I buy Regaine for Men online?

If you have not used Regaine before and are concerned about hair loss, it is better to speak to your doctor or pharmacist in person to ensure it is the right treatment for you.

If you have used Regaine before and are looking to order this product online, you can do so using our secure consultation facility. Your answers to our questionnaire will be assessed by our pharmacist, and once approved, dispensed and shipped via special delivery. Most orders are delivered within one working day.

Page last reviewed:  26/04/2022
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