One of the most sold and widely used drugs in Singapore for hair regrowth restoration is Regaine. The active ingredient of Regaine is Minoxidil, which has been approved for the treatment of alopecia in men and women.
Regaine is designed to accelerate hair growth and prevent their further loss. Thus, Regaine is the drug of choice for the prevention and/or treatment of androgenic alopecia, which is caused by:
- severe stress
- metabolic disorders
- hormonal disorders
- genetic predisposition
Regaine is produced by the Belgian pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The supply and sale of Regaine in Singapore market is handled by Johnson & Johnson, a worldwide supplier of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
Regaine was approved for use and sale at Singapore market on May 3rd, 1990. As of today, two types of Regaine, Regular Strength or Extra Strength, are supplied for sale in Singapore pharmacies:
- for women, by 2% consisting of Minoxidil
- for men, which contains 5% of the active ingredient
In Singapore pharmacies, men’s and women’s Regaine is sold in three unique forms, designed exclusively for topical use: solution, foam and liquid.
A general Regaine dosing regimen is approved for the treatment of alopecia in men and women. Regaine should be applied to bald dry areas of the scalp twice a day, gently rubbing the medicine into the skin.
It is recommended to apply Regaine with special applicators or gloves. This drug can cause irritation of mucous membranes, as well as increased hair growth on the face or other parts of the body.
To reduce the risk of these unwanted effects of Regaine, apply it only to the scalp, and do not allow contact with damaged skin, mucous membranes of the mouth, eyes or nasopharynx.
For an effective alopecia treatment, it is recommended to apply Regaine no more than twice a day for a minimum of eight weeks. Significant hair growth can be observed only after four months of a treatment course with Regaine topical liquid, solution or foam.
To consolidate the results, Regaine course can be continued for 4 months to 1 year. Regular continued use of Regaine contributes to the restoration of health and beauty of hair, as well as significantly reduces the risk of alopecia recurrence in men or women.
- The action of Regaine lies in the stimulation of hair growth and prevention of their further loss.
- This effect of Regaine is achieved due to its ability to increase blood circulation in the scalp.
The action of Regaine increases the amount of blood that supplies the hair bulbs. As a result of this Regaine effect, the follicular diameter increases, which leads to an increase in the supply of nutrients in them, and a significant acceleration of hair growth.
During the first two weeks of Regaine course, intense hair loss is observed, which indicates a start of a new cycle of their growth. However, this hair loss is temporary, and they gradually begins to grow strong, voluminous and healthy.
Regaine promotes an effective treatment of androgenic alopecia, even with a 90-100% hair loss. The results of clinical trials prove that a long-term course of Regaine (more than one year) contributes to the complete restoration of hair growth in about 30% of patients.
Regaine should be used only externally. It can irritate the mucous membranes, so it is advisable to avoid contact of Regaine with the eyes, the airways or the esophagus. Administration of Regaine foam, liquid or solution orally is contraindicated.
Regaine is not intended to treat alopecia in minors or the elderly over 65 years of age, as well as in women during pregnancy or lactation. Regaine is contraindicated in patients with certain types of diseases, including:
- Autoimmune (psoriasis)
- Cardiovascular (hypertension)
- Dermatological (sunburn)
The list of contraindications for Regaine includes the use in patients, who suffer from an intense hair loss due to a response to medications (including chemotherapy) or is spreading throughout the body.
Regaine may interact with other topical medications for the treatment of dermatological diseases or alopecia, therefore it is not recommended to apply them simultaneously. The results of clinical studies prove that Regaine does not interact with oral medications.
Regaine has a strong vasodilating and hypotensive effect, and can cause such adverse reactions, as headaches, nausea, acne, vomiting, weakness, or severe dizziness.
The reason for a sharp Regaine course termination can become such rare undesirable phenomena, as edema of the digestive or respiratory system, chest pain, a sharp lowering of blood pressure, tachycardia, a severe rash, weight gain for no apparent reason.
In Singapore, Regaine is on the list of drugs that are sold without a prescription. If you have little free time to go to a pharmacy, you can order Regaine liquid, solution or foam in an online pharmacy.
To make this drug available for a large number of Singaporeans to treat alopecia, Johnson & Johnson developed Regaine save program, which includes:
- free shipping
- monthly discount of up to 50%
- bonus points for gifts
- free consultations of cosmetologists
During a free online consultation with a beautician, you can learn how to correctly use Regaine and speed up the process of hair restoration.
Bonus points can be exchanged for pleasant gifts, including the gift coupons for Regaine or a discount on beauty treatments in a beauty salon.
In some online pharmacies, you can buy Regaine at a discount or order a free delivery of this drug to treat alopecia directly to the office or to the door of your house.
Today, female and male Regaine can be ordered online from Singapore in such stores and pharmacies, as ePharmacy, My Chemist, Amcal, Pharmacy Direct, Chemist Warehouse, Priceline.
In Singapore, you can also buy such popular Regaine generics, like Neoxidil, Growell or Minoxi. In online pharmacies, you can order in Singapore such Regaine generics, as Theroxidil or Rogaine.