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Walgreens Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment For Men Extra Strength, 3 pk (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Walgreens Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment For Men Extra Strength, 3 pk (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 2016 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 Men Extra Strength, 3 pk (2016 formulation) is 2.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

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

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

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

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

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: , ALCOHOL

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: PURIFIED WATER

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Active Ingredients: Minoxidil (5% w/v). Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol, propylene glycol, Purified water

Directions from packaging:

Apply one mL with dropper 2 times a day directly onto the scalp in the hair loss area Using more or more often will not improve results Continued use is necessary to increase and keep your hair regrowth, or hair loss will begin again.Other Information: See hair loss pictures on side of this carton Before use, read all information on carton and enclosed leafletKeep the carton. It contains important information Hair regrowth has not been shown to last longer than 48 weeks in large clinical trials with continuous treatment with minoxidil topical solution 5% for men In clinical studies of mostly white men aged 18-49 years with moderate degrees of hair loss, minoxidil topical solution 5% for men provided more hair regrowth than minoxidil topical solution 2% Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Keep tightly closed

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. For use by men only.Flammable: Keep away from fire or flameDo not use ifYou are a woman Your amount of hair loss is different than that shown on the side of this carton or if your hair loss is on the front of the scalp. Minoxidil topical solution 5% is not intended for frontal baldness or receding hairline You have no family history of hair loss Your hair loss is sudden and/or patchy You do not know the reason for your hair loss You are under 18 years of age. Do not use on babies and children Your scalp is red, inflamed, infected, irritated or painful You use other medicines on the scalpAsk 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. Results may occur at 2 months with twice a day usage. For some men, you may need to use this product 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 all menStop use and ask a doctor ifChest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, or dizziness occurs Sudden, unexplained weight gain occurs Your hands or feet swell Scalp irritation of redness occurs Unwanted facial hair growth occurs You 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. (1-800-222-1222).

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