Minoxidil Foam
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With Felix, you can get Minoxidil prescribed by a licensed healthcare practitioner and delivered to your door for free.

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50 mg/mL topical solution, 5% Foam; 60ml and 180ml bottles
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What is

Minoxidil is a topical solution that’s used in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss); specifically on the top of the scalp (vertex).

This medication is used for people between ages 18-65. Not only does Minoxidil prevent further hair loss, but it also helps regrow hair on top of the scalp.

For more resources, including a full list of the risks and benefits of Minoxidil, please review the product monograph.

How does

It’s believed that Minoxidil works by assisting the blood flow to hair follicles on the scalp, which encourages hair to regrow. It must be used for at least 4 months before major changes in hair growth will be noticed. It’s also important to note that these changes aren’t permanent. Any hair regrowth seen during Minoxidil treatments will be lost again within 3-4 months of stopping the medication.

What is
used to treat?

Minoxidil is used as a treatment for men experiencing male or female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).

Particularly, this treatment is used to target hair loss at the vertex of the head (top of the scalp).

It’s important to note that this is not a permanent treatment for male or female pattern hair loss. All hair that is regrown during the course of its use will be lost again within 3-4 months of stopping Minoxidil treatments, and progressive hair loss will resume.

How do you take

Minoxidil is supposed to be used twice per day. During each dosage 1ml (20mg) should be applied to the center of the affected area.

The exact application will depend on which application method your healthcare practitioner has suggested for you. There are currently three methods being used for application: Pump-spray applicator, extended spray-tip applicator, and a rub-on applicator.

Follow the instructions listed on your Minoxidil prescription, in order to ensure that you’re applying the medication as intended.

If you have any questions about using your Minoxidil treatments, be sure to ask your Felix healthcare practitioner. They’ll be able to give you any guidance needed to ensure you’re using your medication safely and effectively.

How long does
last after you take it?

What are the common side effects of

The most common side effects that appear from using Minoxidil include:

  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Persistent local redness or rash
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Faintness
  • Dizziness
  • Sudden, unexplained weight gain
  • Swollen hands or feet
  • Depression
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing

If you’re experiencing any severe side effects, be sure to talk to your healthcare practitioner from Felix. They might be able to suggest alternative medications that will work better for you.

Who shouldn't take

There are a number of people who should avoid using Minoxidil, including:

  • People who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant 
  • People who are breastfeeding or planning on breastfeedin
  • People over the age of 65
  • People under the age of 18
  • People who have a hypersensitivity to Minoxidil or its ingredients
  • People with treated or untreated high blood pressure
  • People who are experiencing baldness that isn’t due to male or female pattern hair loss (i.e. patchy hair loss)
  • People with other conditions that impact their scalp (i.e., irritation, inflammation, etc.)
  • People with a shaved scalp or broken skin on the scalp
  • People using bandages or dressings being used to treat other conditions on their scalp
  • People experiencing temporary hair loss, as a result of taking certain medications
  • People with secondary syphilis

What happens if
is taken regularly by men?

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Tell us about your health

Answer a few simple questions about your health.

Step 2

Receive a treatment plan

Your healthcare practitioner will build a personalized plan just for you.

Step 3

Get your medication

We’ll deliver your medication directly to your home for free in discreet packaging.

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Frequently asked questions


Is minoxidil available over the counter?

Minoxidil in Canada is available over the counter and by prescription. Talk to your licensed healthcare practitioner to find out which is best for you.

Is minoxidil the same as Rogaine?

Minoxidil is the generic version of the brand-name Rogaine. Both contain the same active ingredient.

Can I get a Minoxidil prescription online?

Yes, you can! Felix makes this process quick and seamless for Canadians.

Just complete a short online assessment and request Minoxidil from your healthcare practitioner. They’ll be able to provide you with access to the medication.

Do I need an appointment to get a Minoxidil prescription in Canada?

No, there’s no need to make an appointment days or weeks in advance, or cram into busy doctor’s offices. Felix is making this process comfortable and convenient for Canadians.

Just complete an online assessment, and you can request Minoxidil from your healthcare practitioner. Felix can discreetly deliver your medication, right to your door - for free!

How do I get a Minoxidil prescription?

You don’t need a prescription in order to request Minoxidil online in Canada.

Just complete a short online assessment, and a healthcare practitioner from Felix can provide Minoxidil for you, as well as ship it discreetly to your home, for free.

Can I buy Minoxidil online?

In Canada, you can request Minoxidil online (without the need for a prescription), through Felix.

Felix has licensed practitioners available at your convenience to do an online assessment. Plus, Felix can deliver your medication to your door - for free.

Is Minoxidil available over-the-counter?

Yes, Minoxidil is available over-the-counter in Canada. This means, in order to request Minoxidil online, you just need to complete a short assessment with Felix.

Our healthcare practitioners can provide Minoxidil for you, and Felix can then ship your medication discreetly to your home, at no additional cost.

Is Minoxidil covered by insurance?

There is no single answer for this question, because each insurance company and coverage plan will be different. We’d suggest talking with your insurance provider about whether Minoxidil is covered by your benefits plan.

It's important to note that insurance coverage for online medications through Felix doesn't include the cost of your assessment.

Felix 101

What is Felix?

Felix is Canada’s first truly integrated healthcare platform. We provide on-demand treatment for everyday health needs like weight loss, mental health, sexual health, and more. Founded in 2019, our digital-first approach to healthcare includes everything from diagnosis to prescription — all accessible from the comfort of home.

Who can use Felix?

Anyone who is 18 years or older older (16 or older for acne and birth control prescriptions), and is located in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan or Ontario. We cannot ship medication outside of these provinces at this time.

Does Felix replace my doctor?

No. Felix provides a faster, hassle-free way for you to get a prescription to certain medications but our service does not replace your primary care provider. For matters that extend beyond obtaining a prescription lifestyle medication safely and easily, we encourage you to consult your primary health practitioner in person — whether for checkups, personal health concerns, or to inform them about the medications you are currently using.

Can I be accurately assessed remotely?

Absolutely. Our online assessments have been designed to ask all the necessary questions required for diagnosis. We've worked with specialist to create an assessment process that can provide sufficient information for the healthcare practitioner to determine whether or not you are eligible for a prescription and craft an appropriate treatment plan.

It's an emergency. What do I do?

Call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room immediately. Felix is not intended for medical emergencies. Once the emergency has been addressed or resolved, contact your prescribing practitioner to inform them of your experience as this may impact your current treatment plan.

Online Visits

How does this visit work?

After creating an account, you will complete a medical assessment for evaluation by one of the Felix healthcare practitioners. 

During your assessment, you will have the opportunity to send your practitioner questions via secure messaging.  

In most cases, practitioners will complete your assessment with secure messaging alone but sometimes they may determine you require an audio or video visit and/or further diagnostic testing to help determine the best treatment plan for you. 

If your practitioner has determined a prescription treatment is appropriate, they will approve your visit and write you a prescription. Our pharmacy will then ship your prescription to your home.

You’ll be able to message your healthcare practitioner if you have questions about your medication or want to make changes to your treatment at any time.

Do I need to complete my online visit at a scheduled time?

No. We use an asynchronous telemedicine model so you can complete your online visit in your own time and we save your progress so you can come back later to finish it.

If you are completing a visit in the mental health or weight loss categories, your healthcare practitioner may require a phone or video call to discuss your medical profile further during the assessment process.

Does the online visit require a phone or video appointment?

Most assessments do not require a phone or video conversation. Once a prescriber has reviewed the info in your assessment they will respond to you via secure instant messages that you can access within your Felix account.  

If you are completing a visit in the mental health or weight loss categories, your healthcare practitioner may require a phone or video call to discuss your medical profile further during the assessment process.

How quickly will a healthcare practitioner review my online visit?

You can expect to receive a response from a healthcare practitioner within 24 hours of submission. If you’ve been waiting longer than this, please email hello@felixforyou.ca and we’ll look into it.

Can I just get the medication and skip the online visit?

No. A prescription written by a licensed healthcare practitioner is required for all medication currently provided through Felix’s service. If you already have a prescription with at least one refill remaining, you can transfer it to the Felix Pharmacy network.

Please email our Customer Support team at hello@felixforyou.ca and they will be able to assist you with the transfer.


How long will it take to get my medication?

Not long. After completing your assessment, a practitioner will generally respond within 24 hours, and often much sooner.

The pharmacy will process and fill your prescription within 2-3 business days of your prescription approval date if there is nothing blocking them from doing so.

All packages are shipped via Express Post, which usually takes 2-3 business days. You will receive an email with your tracking number once your treatment has been shipped.

Is your packaging discreet?

Absolutely. All Felix shipments arrive in a nondescript blister package so you can have your medication shipped wherever makes sense for you as long as there is someone there to sign for it.

Do I have to be home to receive my package?

A signature upon delivery may be required.

How much does it cost for shipping my medication?

There is currently no cost to have your medication sent to you from our Felix Pharmacy network.

What courier do you use for shipping?

Our pharmacy partners use Canada Post and/or Purolator for shipping.

Privacy and Security

Is my information private and secure?

Yes, your security is paramount to Felix’s mission. Personal health information provided during your medical assessment is strictly and legally confidential between you and the Felix healthcare practitioner.

Beyond that, all your account information (including the medical assessment, credit card, and shipping information, etc.) is also stored safely and securely. Felix is compliant with all federal and provincial health privacy legislation. It is our duty to protect your data with comprehensive security infrastructure and stringent data policies to ensure it stays private and secure.

Read more on our Privacy Policy.

Is this legal?

Yes! In Canada, only a licensed healthcare practitioner can write a prescription, and only a registered pharmacist can fill that prescription. We are supported by leaders in the Canadian pharmacology and specialized medical fields. Felix adheres strictly to all the regulations set forth by all applicable Colleges of Pharmacists and Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in which we operate.

Is this safe?

Absolutely. All prescriptions obtained via Felix are provided by licensed Canadian healthcare practitioners—the same as you would get at a hospital, doctor’s office, or clinic. These practitioners do not provide prescriptions unless they deem it medically safe and appropriate to write them based on your medical profile and assessment answers. Our assessments have been crafted by the experts on our medical team. Finally, all Felix Pharmacies are provincially accredited just like any retail pharmacy.

How is my privacy protected?

Your privacy is our top priority. All your data is 256 bit SSL/TLS encrypted, and we take significant steps to keep your data secure. You can read our Privacy Policy for more information. 

Pricing and Payment

How much is the online visit?

Felix charges a fee for the online visit, but only if and when you are approved by the healthcare practitioner. In most cases the fee is $40 but varies by treatment category. The visit fee includes a prescription valid for up to a year (depending on the condition) and on-going support from the healthcare practitioner or pharmacist.

How much will my medication cost?

It depends. Medication costs vary from treatment to treatment but will be in line with what you would pay at a pharmacy in person. You will see the estimated cost of your medication before insurance, during the online visit but will only be charged once approved. Once approved, your prescription will be sent to the pharmacy and we will process the payment and fill the prescription within one to two days.

Keep in mind that you won’t necessarily need to pay the full price yourself. If you have insurance, Felix’s partner pharmacies will bill your insurer directly. You may also be eligible for financial support in your province.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards for any aspect of your treatment not covered by insurance or other financial support

When am I charged?

You will be charged for the online visit as soon as it is approved by the healthcare practitioner. From there, and after your prescription is activated by the pharmacy, you will be charged the medication cost for each shipment based on your chosen refill schedule. If you have provided insurance or benefits coverage details, it will be applied according to your plan.


Am I covered by my insurance?

Medication coverage varies greatly between different insurance plans.

The good news is that if you are covered, Felix can bill your insurer directly, and then ship your medications right to your door at no additional cost to you. We recommend that you upload your private and/or provincial benefit card during the online visit so that our pharmacy partner can apply any coverage you are eligible for before shipping your meds.

Insurance coverage for medications through Felix doesn't include the cost of your visit.

Is the online visit covered by my insurance or provincial health plans?

A Felix online visit is considered asynchronous since it is conveniently completed through a secure chat bases system. Currently, asynchronous visits are not covered by insurance or provincial health plans so you will be charged a visit fee, depending on the category of treatment you are requesting.

Is the medication covered by my insurance or provincial health plans?

Medication coverage varies greatly between different plans, provinces, and has specific criteria that determine eligibility. For private insurance, we recommend contacting your benefits administrator with your details and the Drug Identification Number (DIN) and the drug name to determine your coverage.

For more details on provincial health plan coverage see below:

Alberta: Learn more about AHCIP here. Search for covered drugs here.

British Columbia: Learn more about MSP here. Search for covered drugs here.

Manitoba: Learn more about MHSIP here. Search for covered drugs here.

Newfoundland and Labrador: Learn more about MCP here. Search for covered drugs here.

Nova Scotia: Learn more about MSI here. Search for covered drugs here.

Ontario: Learn more about OHIP+ here. Search for covered drugs here.

Prince Edward Island: Learn more about Health PEI here. Search for covered drugs here.

Saskatchewan: Learn more about Saskatchewan Health Coverage here. Search for covered drugs here.

Is birth control covered by OHIP in Ontario?

OHIP+ covers some birth control for eligible residents of Ontario who are under 25 years old and do not have private insurance. You can check if your birth control medication is covered here. Make sure to upload your Ontario health card during your online visit so our pharmacy partners can apply your coverage directly.

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