Topical Minoxidil: Hair Growth Agent

Topical Minoxidil: Hair Growth Agent

The subject of this article is minoxidil for hair loss medication.

There are only two kinds of medicines available with evidence of medical data on hair regrowth. They are finasteride (or dutasteride) and minoxidil.

Pharmacological actions of finasteride and dutasteride are 5 alpha reductase inhibitors. They are used as oral medicine.

A pharmacological action of minoxidil is a potassium channel opener. It is used as a topical solution to be applied to the scalp.

The combination of finasteride and minoxidil is believed to be one of the most effective treatment for androgenetic alopecia.

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