Is there a different prescription strength Rogaine for women? If so, is it by prescription only?
The 2% and 5% Rogaine (minoxidil) solutions are available without a prescription, but some doctors might prescribe a 12 or 15% generic minoxidil that is formulated by pharmacists. Rogaine (name brand minoxidil) does not come in a prescription strength.
Since this drug is known to drop blood pressure in some people, high concentrations of it can cause fainting, chest pain and general weakness… and if you get these higher concentrations be careful to titrate your dose with any side effects as discussed above. Generally, the higher the concentration, the greater the impact on hair loss so some doctors recommend the high dosages to maximize benefits.