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

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