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Created On: 10/17/2002 11:49 AM
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 10/17/2002 11:49 AM
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new_dude
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Hi,

Is there a difference between Rogaine and the generic Minoxidil.
Is it safe to use propecia dn minoxidil together?

And are there any other products out there to use -

I also heard of some acid solution that you mix with minoxidil - not too sure about it though

Thanks,

new_dude
 10/17/2002 03:44 PM
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Rogaine ($$$$) = Minoxidil + Brand Name
Generic ($) = Minoxidil + No Name

(In Price) Generic < Rogaine
(In Usage) Generic = Rogaine

therefore:

Buy Generic Minoxidil.
Walmart and Costco are two of the cheaper sources in the US
 10/17/2002 08:26 PM
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SpiTFirE
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for me personally..
Rogaine ($$$$) = Minoxidil + Brand Name
Kirkland ($) = Minoxidil + No Name + Massive Dandruff
 10/18/2002 11:08 AM
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ahadabans
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There's no difference between generic minox and rogaine. Making the stuff isn't rocket science. When you buy rogaine, you're paying for the name brand and that's it.

And using propecia with minox is actually recommended. They both address hairloss from different angles. I believe adding an SOD can also be of benefit, since it technically addresses hairloss from a third angle. I've had good luck with the American Crew spray since I added it (2-3 months, can't remember off hand).

Good luck.

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 10/18/2002 01:04 PM
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Stupid question, what's an SOD?
 10/18/2002 01:15 PM
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Ive had good results from generic. I think it like any other drug you just pay more for the name brand. Minox is Minox and Ive had very minute amounts of dandruff. so I say save the $$ and use it on Toppik. Toppik is a great cover up if used correctly
 10/18/2002 01:15 PM
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Q: What is a SOD?

A: Superoxide dismutase. This is an enzyme produced by the body to neutralize the superoxide radical. Superoxide is a messenger of inflammation and is involved in the body's autoimmune response. It exists in a yin-yang relationship with nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator that appears to be important for hair growth, while superoxide is a vasoconstrictor that may be part of the signaling mechanism that tells hair to stop growing. Superoxide can also interact with nitric oxide to form a highly destructive free radical called peroxynitrite, which causes protein and lipid oxidation. A few hair products contain copper peptides, which are SOD mimetics; i.e., mimic the effects of the body's SOD enzyme. SOD-containing products have been noted a number of times by researchers to stimulate hair growth and block hair loss in mice. Recent study data on Tricomin, a copper peptide SOD, indicates increased hair growth in MPB. Among other beneficial things, SODs appear to help spare growth-stimulating nitric oxide, reduce damaging inflammation, and help reverse fibrosis (follicular scarring). There are a few patents for SODs as hair growth stimulators and even one for an SOD inhibitor that blocks hair growth by increasing superoxide.


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