Drug Uses ROGAINE 2% is very useful for promoting hair re-growth in patients who are experiencing gradually thinning hair or gradual hair loss on the top of the head and it works by dilating blood vessels in the scalp, which may improve hair follicle function and stimulate scalp hair growth. Usage Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information. Before taking it, wash your scalp with a shampoo and allow the solution in your scalp at least for 4 hours. Swimming and getting wet by rainwater is strictly prohibited for 4 hours after applying the medicine. It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor. Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses. Drug Class and Mechanism ROGAINE 2% falls under vasodilator that stimulates scalp hair growth and it works by dilating blood vessels in the scalp, which may improve hair follicle function and stimulate scalp hair growth. Missed Dose Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule. Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects. Storage Store ROGAINE 2% at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F(15 and 30 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.