Hair Loss FAQ's

Having Hair Loss problems? No worries! We are here to help! :)
Firstly it is important to acknowledge that hair loss is a part of the natural ageing process and is inevitable to some degree. This is similar to our hair going grey or changing texture throughout our lives. However, if the process is beginning while you are still young this can cause great distress for some people.
The good news is that there are products on the market in Ireland that can address and improve your premature hair loss. The most common and widely used hair treatment is Regaine, which contains the active ingredient minoxidil.
Regaine (known as Rogaine in the U.S.) is proven to improve hair growth and reduce further hair loss and is available to buy over the counter in 3, 6 and 12 month supplies. There are different products for both men and women but minoxidil is the active ingredient in both.
In the category of dietary supplements, Nourkrin is a product that is also suitable for men and women and contains a marine complex called Marilex which promotes supports and protects hair growth. It also contains biotin (vitamin B7) and research has shown that the combination of natural ingredients contributes towards promoting and maintaining healthy hair growth. Nourkrin tablets are taken twice daily after food and should be taken for 6 months before expecting noticeable results. 
Viviscal is also a dietary supplement and contains a marine protein complex called AminoMar C which has been proven to work in clinical research studies. Multiple factors can cause hair loss, especially in women and Viviscal tablets address the delicate balance of lifestyle and diet factors which can influence this. Viviscal offers an extensive range of products including Viviscal shampoo and conditioner and Conceal and Densify Volumising Hair Fibres for both men and women.
See all of the hair treatment products available to order from Medipharm here

Minoxidil is a treatment for hair loss that is marketed in Ireland as Regaine and is suitable for use by both men and women.  Minoxidil works by shortening the telogen (resting) phase of your hair growth cycle and moving your hairs more quickly into the anagen (active growth) phase.

It’s really important to remember that Regaine foam solution needs to be applied once daily for an average of 16 weeks for you to see results. Regaine also needs to be used continuously to remain effective.

In order to achieve the best results, minoxidil works best when started early-so the sooner you take action when you notice your hair loss, the better your results are likely to be.  



Here at Medipharm we understand that hair loss and thinning hair can hugely impact self esteem and confidence and we are happy to advise which of our hair loss products may be most helpful for you.

Minoxidil is a medicine that is used to treat thinning hair and most often, male pattern baldness. In Ireland, minoxidil is sold under the brand name Regaine which is available to buy without prescription. It is currently the only medication available to buy over the counter for hair loss and is simple to use at home as part of your daily routine.

For some people it’s helpful to understand how hair loss happens. If you are noticing more hair coming out onto your brush or comb or you are becoming conscious of a receding hairline, then it’s time to take action.

The growth cycle of every hair includes a growth phase, a transitional phase and a resting phase. When hair loss is hereditary, it accompanies a drop in levels of hormones in the body. The hair follicle then shrinks and the growth cycle is shortened.

When applied directly to the roots and scalp, Regaine prevents the loss of existing hairs and also actively promotes the growth of new hairs.

As with all medicines, pay close attention to the directions on the information leaflet enclosed. Correct and regular daily application will lead to the best results but do manage your expectations-it will take time to see visible results. If you experience any side effects from minoxidil  or have any further concerns, always consult your GP.
June 22, 2022
Gifts for Babies and kids that won’t break the bank this Christmas

Gifts for Babies and kids that won’t break the bank this Christmas

As Christmas is just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what you would like to get for your loved ones, especially your children, nieces, nephews, cousins who adore this magical time of year. One of the trickiest tasks is finding presents that are affordable and thoughtful at the same time.

Below is a compiled list of gifts for kids and babies at Medipharm, which might be great ideas to consider when on a budget.

Baby sets

We have some great baby gift comforters and sensor sets in stock such as the  Sophie la girafe Baby Toy full of discoveries and activities to awaken the baby's senses! Our wide range of luxurious blankets such Foxford Super Soft Rainbow Spot Baby Blanket are also a popular present for newborns.

Sass & Belle Range

The affordable Sass & Belle gift range can provide the perfect gift for your little one this Christmas without breaking the bank. The adorable Sass & Belle OINK THE PIGLET BABY BLANKET is a foldable baby blanket inspired by one of our favourite Farmyard Friends in a rosy pink hue with lovable Oink the Piglet details. The Sass & Belle SPACE EXPLORER LUNCH BAG features our space chimp, astronaut and dog on a background of starburst colours. Featuring a zip-up insulated compartment, this everyday essential is a must-have for their first adventures. Finally the Sass & Belle BAA BAA LAMB COMFORTER AND RATTLE SET features our Baa Baa Lamb in a neutral colourway and is part of our Farmyard Friends collection. The cuddly duo comprises a soft rattle and matching comforter.

All of these gifts are under €20. To see the full Sass & Belle gift range and gifts for kids head to Medipharm's Babies and Kids Gift section.
December 21, 2021
Medipharm has got your back with last-minute gift ideas

Medipharm has got your back with last-minute gift ideas


Use code: XMASGIFTS20OFF at checkout, or click the link below to automatically apply the discount to your order.

Whether you are looking for last-minute Christmas presents or want to take advantage of the sales, then this list is for you. You can get great deals on these affordable presents that will make your loved ones happy.

Inexpensive Christmas gifts are not always easy to find, but there are still plenty of options out there for those on a tight budget. With some research and creativity, it is possible to find great presents without breaking the bank.

Cosy Gifts

Check out the Buzzy Buddies Massage Cushion for some cuddle-activated massages, or a cosy hot water bottle with a funny slogan that comes in a variety of colours. Don’t forget our Hat and Scarf gift sets as the cool weather starts to creep in too.


Last Minute Christmas Decorations

Give your home the Medipharm Christmas Makeover! Check out Medipharm’s latest Christmas Homeware range including table centre, decorations, cosy rugs, and much much more. In fact, why not gift that special someone with a Christmas decoration they can cherish over the years?

Nothing says Christmas more than a little robin. This beautiful Christmas Robins around Candle Holder is the perfect decoration for your Christmas. Make your table festive this Christmas Day with a Santa and Snowman Salt and Pepper Set along with some Santa Holding up T-Light Holder all at a reduced price. 

For more home decoration and gift ideas this Christmas head to Medipharm’s Home and Gifts page. From the latest gift sets, toys, homeware, and more, you are bound to find something for everyone!

December 21, 2021
Gift ideas for the special ladies in your life

Gift ideas for the special ladies in your life

Christmas is the perfect time to show our loved ones how much we care for them. So, what are some of the best gifts to give to your partner or relation this Christmas at Medipharm?

If you want to give her something special but don't want to spend too much, then consider buying her a Christmas gift set. They usually contain different items such as skincare, accessories or lovely candles. They are very popular this time of year! Alternatively, if she's into makeup or beauty products, then you should consider the many makeup kits it stocks. They're also very affordable and make for a great present. 

Skincare lovers

Our top skincare brands have some fabulous gift sets available this year such as the

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Simply Prodigieuse Gift Set. Surrender to the intense sensuality of the iconic Prodigieuse® range brought together in this Nuxe Prodigieux® Gift Set which includes their famous dry oil, shower oil, perfume, and a candle. We also have the Nuxe Face and Body Iconics Gift Set for only €28! This again includes a 50ml Body oil, Moisturising Cream and Lip Balm.

Another popular skincare brand at Medipharm that would make a great present is the La Roche Posay Cleansing Gift Set reduced to €26.50. This cleansing gift set is suitable for sensitive skin seeking a luxurious cleansing routine. A range of cleansing products that delicately cleanses and removes makeup while eliminating impurities. Another gift for the skincare lover in your life is the well-known Skiningreadients Collection -Skingredients PreProbiotic Cleanse + Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++ Gift Set and the Skingredients PreProbiotic Cleanse + Sally Cleanse Gift Set both with rare special offers so you better grab these quick! When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Who doesn’t love a festive scented candle? 

 Between the popular The Handmade Soap Company Lemongrass & Cedarwood Candle 160g or the Tipperary Crystal Jardin Christmas Collection Candles range, both for under €16 and in a variety of festive colours and scents, you are bound to pick up a last-minute Kris Kindle present at Medipharm.

Warm-up with Medipharm’s remarkably cosy range which makes great stocking fillers.

 Diamante Knit Hat will warm you up in style along with these cute slippers and hot water bottles - Plush Snuggle Slipper, Hot Water Bottle Slogan Plush, and Christmas Comfy Feet Massage Slipper all for under €30!

There is such a wide variety of gifts for the women in your life! From skin care to candles and cosy gifts you are bound to put a smile on their face. Check out Medipharm’s Full Gift range here.

December 21, 2021
The perfect gifts for him this Christmas

The perfect gifts for him this Christmas

It's that time of the year again when we need to find the perfect gift for all of our loved ones. And when it comes to men, picking out a present for them is never an easy task. Luckily, there are some great gift sets including accessories, skincare, hair or beard care, and more! You will be sure to put a smile on their faces.

Slick fades and trimmed beards

Nobody wants a repeat of last year’s dodgy DIY lockdown haircuts. With thanks to the SODY SD2020 Hair Clipper Hair Performance T-Blade now on offer for only €35, now you achieve that slick fade at home. With its sharp blade design, selective cutting combs and wireless and core cooperation, you’ll achieve a classic cut in no time. It’s also important to keep your beard tidy during the festive season. The popular   Hawkins & Brimble Beard Gift Set or Sharp Gift Set Gillette make great stocking fillers or Kris Kindle presents.

The man who has everything

It is hard to find the perfect present for a man that has everything. Medipharm has got your back with some affordable and practical gifts that are bound to put a smile on his face. The Tipperary Crystal Savile Row Men's Wallet Pimlico, available in brown or black, is a perfectly sized wallet for the man on the go with ample storage for cards and cash. Along with this why not give them Wool Glove & Scarf Set for Men, you know they will never buy a set for themselves! 

Finally, for the little kid at heart, the Mandalamp Decorative Lamp with Speaker. Discover the encompassing magic of the new InnovaGoods Home LED Mandalamp decorative lamp with the speaker! A decorative lamp with an ethnic-inspired original design. Thanks to its integrated speaker and its mellow spherical sequential lighting, it is ideal for creating an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Now reduced to €10. 

Check out a full list of Gifts for Men at Medipharm this Christmas here.

December 21, 2021
Give your home the Medipharm Christmas Makeover

Give your home the Medipharm Christmas Makeover

We all want our homes to reflect our festive cheer over the coming weeks. Why not check out Medipharm’s latest Christmas Homeware range including table centre, decorations, cosy rugs, and much much more. In fact, why not gift that special someone with a Christmas decoration they can cherish over the years?

Nothing says Christmas more than drinking hot chocolate out of a festive mug. 

The Tipperary Crystal - Jardin Set of 6 Christmas Mugs are the perfect gift set for your Christmas Season. Decorated in a variety of festive colours and designs, these festive mugs will be perfect to have for your Christmas guests.


Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what you want to do with the Christmas tree. 

Why not make your tree sparkle with some Tipperary Crystal Sparkle Christmas Decorations which come in a Gold Insert Set of 4. This beautiful set is sure to catch people’s attention. For the bird lover in your house, these cute Tipperary Crystal Birdy Hanging Decoration will also make a great addition to your tree. Remember, Santa’s little helper, the robin, is always watching!

Finally, nothing says Christmas more than a traditional Christmas snow globe. Snow globes are small balls with an inner lining of dust and water. The snow inside the globe is made of small pieces of paper in different shapes that are suspended in the water to make it look like it's snowing in the ball. The Tipperary Crystal Santa's Sack 100ml Snowglobe is bound to add some magic to your home this Christmas.


For more home decoration ideas this Christmas head to Medipharm’s Home and Gifts page. From the latest gift sets, toys, homeware, and more, you are bound to find something for everyone!
December 21, 2021
MediPharm - Your one-stop shop for the whole family this Christmas

MediPharm - Your one-stop shop for the whole family this Christmas

It’s that time of year again when you are pulling your hair out trying to come up with some ideas for gifts for the whole family. Well, look no further than Medipharm to tick all those boxes off your list. From the latest gift sets, toys, homeware, and more, you are bound to find something for everyone!

Take a look at some of our amazing family gift ideas, all under €30. 

Save your time and your money at this one-stop shop.First up we have the Tipperary Crystal Jardin Christmas Candle retailing at only €12. This festive candle comes in a range of colours and scents such as Christmas Dreams, Christmas Spice, Christmas Pine, and Merry Christmas. The Jardin Collection Candle is here to make your Christmas even more special! Fill your or your loved ones’ home with the scent of Christmas this year. Along with its impressive packaging, you are sure to put a smile on someone’s face. 

Keeping up with the festive cheer we also have some amazing Christmas decorations. Tipperary Crystal's new Alphabet Christmas Tree Decorations make a wonderful addition to any Christmas Tree this Christmas. Buy one for each family member; these will be cherished for many years to come. As usual, each letter comes exquisitely presented in a Tipperary Crystal gift box. These decorations are available in the following 22 alphabet letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, V, W and Z.The perfect decoration for your Christmas Season!

For more family gift ideas head to Medipharm’s Home and Gifts page.

December 21, 2021