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Hair loss drugs

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Topical medications have been proven to be fairly effective and reasonably priced treatments for hair loss. Medications such as anthralin, corticosteroids, finasteride (for men only), and minoxidil have been proven to promote new hair growth and slow down hair loss, although it is not a cure.
Dutasteride

Dutasteride

Developed by GlaxoSmithKline, Dutasteride is a new drug designed for treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), a condition where the prostate is enlarged. Currently, Dutasteride has been gaining popularity for its ability to treat hair loss. more...

Cyproterone

Cyproterone

Cyproterone belongs to a group of drugs called antiandrogen which suppresses the activity of testosterone on the tissues. It blocks the androgen receptors, preventing the androgen from joining with them while suppressing the growth of luteinizing hormone more...

Brand name(s): Diane, Dianette, Estelle,
Eflornithine

Eflornithine

Eflornithine is a drug initially conceptualized as a treatment for malignancies in the body such as cancer growths but has found its effective niche as an effective treatment for sleeping sickness caused by the agent Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. It is ma more...

Brand name(s): Vaniqa,
Finasteride

Finasteride

Finasteride is the generic form of Propecia and Proscar. It is prescribed to prevent the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone which causes hair loss and enlarged prostate. Finesteride will only help prevent or reduce hair loss contributed t more...

Brand name(s): Propecia, Proscar,
Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin

Griseofulvin is drug used to treat fungal infections. Essentially, it works by binding itself to the keratin in the skin, helping it resist fungal infections. It stops the fungal cells from dividing and thus prevents the fungal infection from spreading. more...

Brand name(s): Gris-Peg, Fulvicin, Grisactin,
Minoxidil

Minoxidil

The drug minoxidil is known as a vasodilator medication, which is very well known for its ability to stop hair loss and promote regrowth. Minoxidil has first been introduced as an oral drug for the treatment of high blood pressure. However, it had a rat more...

Brand name(s): Rogaine,
Spironolactone

Spironolactone

Spironolactone is a diuretic drug that is used mainly to treat and control fluid retention. But it is also prescribed to treat other conditions. Spironolactone can regulate Aldosterone, the hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Because of that, Spironolactone can be used more...

Brand name(s): Aldactone, Lasilactone,