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    Default have run out of rogaine for a week

    as the title says i noticed this morning im out of rogaine foam (thought i had another bottle but apparently i thought i had more than i did)

    in any event i live in japan where rogaine isnt available, i believe they have a product called ri-up but its the liquid version and i think 2% instead of 5% like the foam

    i have some folks who can/do send me rogaine regularly and they will send more out today but it will take about a week for it to arrive, is it alright to just wait?

    will i have a massive shed and/or lose the momentum I have gained after using it for a a few months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by templetime View Post
    as the title says i noticed this morning im out of rogaine foam (thought i had another bottle but apparently i thought i had more than i did)

    in any event i live in japan where rogaine isnt available, i believe they have a product called ri-up but its the liquid version and i think 2% instead of 5% like the foam

    i have some folks who can/do send me rogaine regularly and they will send more out today but it will take about a week for it to arrive, is it alright to just wait?

    will i have a massive shed and/or lose the momentum I have gained after using it for a a few months?
    It's possible that you might shed, I wold buy the 2% while you wait for the regular 5% rogaine to arrive.

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    even if its only 1 week?

    also since re-up is a different product and may have some different ingrediants, wouldnt that possibly encourage a shed anyhow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by templetime View Post
    even if its only 1 week?

    also since re-up is a different product and may have some different ingrediants, wouldnt that possibly encourage a shed anyhow?



    Even for a week for some people, I don't know if your willing to take the risk. If the ingredient is different then don't buy it, do some research.

    EDIT: I envy you, been wanting to visit japan for quite a while.

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    http://www.taisho.co.jp/en/company/r...2/093002-e.htm

    http://www.taisho.co.jp/en/company/r...09022301-e.pdf

    Hey man, check out these two links. They both concern RiUP. The first one explains that its active ingredient is minoxidil, and the second is a memo that RiUP 5% minoxidil was approved in 2009. I'm not sure if that means all or any RiUP is Japan is 5%, but it might be. The manufacturers site doesn't say.

    Anyways though, I think any concern about it causing a shed is probably unfounded since the active ingredient is minoxidil, even if it is a weaker strength. I'd say buy a bottle regardless of the strength and use it until you regular one arrive. It won't hurt.

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    roger, will do

    Quote Originally Posted by frankJ View Post
    http://www.taisho.co.jp/en/company/r...2/093002-e.htm

    http://www.taisho.co.jp/en/company/r...09022301-e.pdf

    Hey man, check out these two links. They both concern RiUP. The first one explains that its active ingredient is minoxidil, and the second is a memo that RiUP 5% minoxidil was approved in 2009. I'm not sure if that means all or any RiUP is Japan is 5%, but it might be. The manufacturers site doesn't say.

    Anyways though, I think any concern about it causing a shed is probably unfounded since the active ingredient is minoxidil, even if it is a weaker strength. I'd say buy a bottle regardless of the strength and use it until you regular one arrive. It won't hurt.

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    jesus its 100 bucks for a large bottle

    also is this equivalent to the foam version of rogaine or is this the standard goopy version?

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    I'm just curious, but you mentioned you have people who send it to you. Is it not possible to order it from Amazon.com or drugstore.com etc. due to custom regulations?

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    I got off it for a week once and was shedding like crazy at around day 4 or 5. Depends for different people, it's not a huge issue but you may shed a slight amount.

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    ok something really strange is going on, during the past few days (I have been off this is starting my 3rd day) and I have not lost more than 3 hairs in the shower a day.

    when i was using rogaine i would lose a maybe 15 a shower. but over the past few days I have lost less than 10 total. what is going on?

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