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Walgreens Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG scientists reviewed the Walgreens Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 2014 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Walgreens Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women (2014 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Use restrictions
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern

• Use restrictions (high)


• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Appeared as: , ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)


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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Minoxidil (2% w/v). Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water

Directions from packaging:

Apply 1 ml with Dropper 2 Times a Day Directly onto the Scalp in the Hair Loss AreaUsing More or More Often Will Not Improve ResultsContinued Use is Necessary to Help Increase & Keep Your Hair Regrowth, or Hair Loss Will Begin AgainSee hair loss pictures on the side of the carton.Before use, read all information on carton and enclosed leaflet.Keep the carton, it contains important information.Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Keep tightly closed.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only.Flammable: Keep away from fire or flameDo not use if:Your degree of hair loss is different than that shown on the side of the carton, because this product may not work for you.You have no family history of hair loss.Your hair loss is sudden and / or patchy.Your hair loss is associated with childbirth.You do not know the reason for your hair loss.You are under 18 years if age. Do not use on babies & children.Your scalp is red, inflamed, irritated or painful.You use other medicines on the scalp.Ask a doctor before use if you have heart disease.When using this productDo not apply on other parts of the body.Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of accidental contact, rinse eyes with large amounts of cool tap water.Some people have experienced changes in hair color and / or texture.It takes time to regrow hair. You may need to use this product 2 times a day for at least 4 months before you see results.The amount of hair regrowth is different for each person. This product will not work for everyone.Stop use and ask a doctor ifChest Pain, Rapid Heartbeat, Faintness, or Dizziness OccursSudden, Unexplained Weight Gain OccursYour Hands or Feet SwellScalp Irritation or Redness OccursUnwanted Facial Hair Growth OccursYou Do Not See Hair Regrowth in 4 MonthsMay be harmful if used when pregnant or breast-feeding.Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


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