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I am a 38 year old female who suffered from Chronic Tellogen

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Hello, I am a 38 year old female who suffered from Chronic Tellogen Effluvium for 4 years following a divorce. I had been stable (recovered) for the last 3 years. Unfortunately, I recently suffered a natural miscarriage (and note, I discontinued an antigen blocking BC two weeks prior to getting pregnant) and now, nearly 3 months later, the difuse shedding has returned with vengence. I would like to resume a once daily 5% topical Rogaine regimin, but I would like to know how long I need to be off of it before I can try to get pregnant again. In other words, how long does 5% Rogaine stay in the body after daily use is discontinued where it could have adverse effects on a fetus? Thank you.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  khagihara replied 5 months ago.

How much do you use it a day?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Once per day, as it is 5% and I'm female, over the entire scalp. I use the mousse (foam) formulation.
Expert:  khagihara replied 5 months ago.

How many cups do you use a day?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have no idea. It is dispensed directly from the bottle to the scalp.
Expert:  khagihara replied 5 months ago.

The amount of Rogaine is 20mg. The half life is 4.2 hours. It takes about 30 hours to become 1/100. But you use it everyday. 1 week is good enough before you can try get pregnant.