Also Known as Regaine
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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Rogaine is for individuals who have a general thinning of hair on the top of the scalp. Rogaine has been shown to regrow hair in men/women with the degrees of thinning hair or hair loss. ROGAINE® is the first topical brand approved by the FDA to help regrow hair in both men and women. With more than 20 years of results and numerous clinical trials, ROGAINE® is the industry-leading, #1 dermatologist recommended brand for hair regrowth.