Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the generic form of the brand Rogaine, but works very similar when ingested in the body. Minoxidil is a topical medication that is used to treat male pattern hair loss in both men and women.
It comes in 2% and 5% strengths that should be applied directly to the scalp daily. Only the 2% formula should be used in women.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is used to increase blood flow around the body to help lengthen the growing phase of hair follicles, and increase size over time.