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Rogaine (Minoxidil)

Rogaine (FDA approval in 1988) is the only other medication which has gained FDA approval for the treatment of hair loss. It is available as a clear liquid solution, and more recently as mousse-like foam, which is applied directly to the scalp twice daily. This hair loss solution has been proven to be safe and well tolerated. Minoxidil was used to treat hypertension prior to its use as a hair loss treatment. Its ability to stop hair loss and grow small hairs was subsequently seen as a side effect. After this discovery, it began being marketed as a hair restoration product in its topical form. While Minoxidil can stimulate increased blood flow to the scalp, this is unlikely to be the mechanism by which it grows hairs. The more likely scenario is that it activates some cellular receptor which still remains a mystery. Unfortunately, the hairs which may grow as a result of applying Minoxidil are usually very small and have a tendency to shed soon after the medication is stopped. On a more positive note, Minoxidil can be used to treat female hair loss in addition to male pattern baldness.

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