Treatment: Hair Loss medication

Finasteride, Procpecia, Rogaine, Regain, Minoxodil - there are so many! These come in pill form and also in topical lotions. Ive never used the pills but I certainly used the topical lotions and didn't really see any growth so I gave them up.

Propecia (finasteride) is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor. that comes in pill form It works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that plays an important role in hair loss. 


One of the negative effects of these medications is that they may lower your sex drive and also cause erectile issues.

What is Hair Loss medication?

How does Hair Loss medication work for Hair Loss? medication as a hair loss option

Minoxidil is a topical lotion designed to be used on the scalp. The exact way that minoxidil works is not known. Other brand names of minoxidil may be available.  It is possible that it dilates blood vessels in the scalp, which may improve hair follicle function and stimulate hair growth.


Rogaine will not cause permanent regrowth of scalp hair. You must continue using the product to keep the regrowth of your hair.


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What is the cost of Hair Loss Medication?

Finasteride/Properica can cost from $30 to $40 per month, while Rogaine/Minoxodil can be $30 to $50 per month so it's quite reasonable. You dont need to go to a hair clinic to buy them, try your GP as you may be able to get them cheaper.


I would encourage anyone who is looking at pill or topical medication to see their Doctor to make sure there are no side effects that may relate adversely to the potential user. I’d also talk to friends or get online and see how successful they have been for other users.

How effective isHair Loss Medication as a Hair Loss Solution?

Ive got one friend who swears by some medications, and other clients who said they’ve tried it all to no success as a hair loss solution, so for me there's nothing conclusive. It is worth giving them a go, especially if you're in the early stages of hair loss but I'd ask and ask and ask to get as much advice as possible.


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