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I Decided To Buy Regaine
After reading tiggerblues post a few days ago about hair loss, I decided to send for Regaine for Women from ebay, it arrived today. On the box are certain restrictions like do not use if you are over 65yrs old. As I am 73 yrs old, it puts me in that category. Does anyone know why it can't be used by older women, what harm could it do? I'm hoping someone who has used Regaine could tell me if they had any problems with it as I don't want to send it back unless I really have too.
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Searching the internet suggests if you buy it from somewhere reputable (Boots for example) they need a prescription for the over 65s. This is because the manufacturers have not given safety information on testing on people above that age. The main drug involved (Minoxidil) may have side effects that affect the heart and blood pressure for example that a GP would want to check out first.
I don't believe my hair loss is due to old age, it has only started falling out since I was prescribed Venlafaxine and when I told the doctor about my hair loss, she changed it to Duloxetine but there is still a lot of hair falling out, not in chunks, but individual hairs.If sqad is still about, can you tell me whether my hair loss could be caused my these tablets and if it is likely to stop now my tablets have been changed? Thanks.
nope. I did look into it when my hairloss started but it seemed like a lot of faff and ongoing faff....the only way to keep the hair it grows is continued use; also it was much more expensive when I was considering it. I know that both my parents had thinning hair as they aged, also I suspect that in my case, while the actual hair loss event was triggered by stress, the continued baldness is probably due to a combination of genetics and menopause, so the chances of it actually working are for me slim and none.
Barsel if the seller accepts returns there is no reason why you can't return the product, but you may have to pay the return postage as its not damaged or not as described. Its your responsibility to check if the product is suitable for your age group. If however the listing said something like 'great for thinning hair in the over 65's' then you could return it and the seller would have to reimburse you the full return postage as the product would not be 'as described'
APG,in hindsight, I should have contacted the seller to ask if it was suitable for my age group, but it just didn't cross my mind. This isn't the only restriction, there are 11 altogether. I think the seller is being a bit irresponsible by not listing them. I might just hang on to it until I next speak to the doc. Thanks for all your answers.
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