I have a six month supply of Rogaine (minoxidil). Should I keep it in the refrigerator?
Instructions for the medical hair loss treatment Rogaine recommend storing it at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). I do not know what reconsideration may do to its effectiveness in the long-term.
Rogaine has a long shelf life when stored at room temperature (3 years for liquid and 2 years for foam) and does not require refrigeration. However, the foam product tends to melt in the hand quite quickly during warmer times of the year. To counter this effect when applying Rogaine Foam, try running the bottle under a cold tap for a few seconds. This will firm up the foam long enough to apply it to the scalp without running.
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