Reten Five with Minoxidil 5% was first used in tablet form as a medicine to treat high blood pressure (an antihypertensive). It was noticed that patients being treated with minoxidil experienced excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis) as a side effect. Further research showed that hair growth could also be stimulated by applying a solution of minoxidil directly to the scalp. The amount of minoxidil absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream is usually too small to cause internal side effects
Contain the active ingredient : Minoxidil 5% which is a medicine used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. It is not fully understood how minoxidil stimulates hair growth.
Direction : Apply to the affected areas of the scalp twice a day. It may take twice daily applications for at least two months for any hair regrowth to become noticable.