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What is best medication for hair loss?

Nov 4, 2017

Best medication for hair loss

Sadly it is not uncommon to see a more and more receding hairline every day. There is an estimate, around  50 million men are affected by male pattern baldness and nearly 2/3rd of them experience early signs of baldness in their early 20’s. If you have a typical m-shaped pattern on temples you might have a shiny future ahead. So the best way to avoid this is to treat hair fall in its early stages itself. It is always easy to repair your hairs than to regrow them again. Let’s see medication for hair loss.

Best medication for hair loss

You might have seen tons of infomercials and posters about random medicines which combat hair loss but certainly don’t be fooled by them! The herbal lotions, laser beams or caffeine shampoos all proven as a complete waste of money. So how would you treat or cure your hair fall? Some US FDA approved medicines that slow down the process quite a bit. These can be consumed with combinations under Dermatologists guidance so as to acquire the desired results.

What is hair loss?

Hair loss refers to a loss of hairs from the scalp or any part of the body. In medical term hair loss is also called as alopecia. There are many different causes of alopecia, some of them are permanent, and some are temporary. Hair loss is more common in men, affecting almost 60% of men and up to 40% of women. There are various treatments and medications available to treat hair loss.

Medication for hair fall control

Let’s see medications generally prescribed to control hair fall.

1) Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Minoxidil, the US FDA approved medication to treat hair loss. It was initially used to treat high blood pressure but later found to have a side effect of excessive hair growth. And yes isn’t that just convenient for us? It has been approved by the US FDA to be used to combat hair loss. It should be applied directly on the scalp. But as it has many side-effects, it is advised to use under Dermatologists guidance only.


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2) Finasteride (Propecia)

Finasteride is more effective than Minoxidil and yields comparatively good results. Generally, It is available in the form of a pill. Finasteride also a US FDA approved medication however few side effects involved in it. Such as cold sweat, dizziness, swelling in the legs and arms, etc. It is advised to be taken only by men with androgenetic hair loss. Women’s advised not to take it.


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3) Dutasteride

It generally, helps to prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the human body. Dutasteride, not the US FDA approved medication prescribed for male-pattern baldness. Just like finasteride, Dutasteride also prescribed to males and not to be used by females.

4) Procapil

Procapil is a new formula which strengths your hair and helps in preventing hair loss naturally. It also reduces the effects of DHT on hair follicles. 

5) Ketoconazole Shampoo

This is one of the best shampoos which really helps in combating hair loss. And it is easily available commercially. It is available in two versions: 1% and 2% ketoconazole. However, this shampoo advised using with Minoxidil and Finasteride to get good results.

If you don’t want to go the medicinal route in a starting phase there are other ways like a balanced diet, massages, regulated sleep cycles, etc to control hair fall. However, these medications or home remedies might or might not resolve the hair loss issue. But a hair transplant technique is a certified option with assured results.

 


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I hope, I have tried giving information about all the medicines for hair loss. If you think you want to know more. So what are you waiting for? Act now! HairMD is the place for you to go! You can even call us on +91-7888 091 119 we will help you more.

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23 Comments

  1. Gaurav

    If anyone wants to meet more detailed knowledge about hair transplant and its techniques, you can visit on this website.

    Reply
  2. Priya

    “Hello Sir,10 yr se b jayda time ho gya hair fall ko.laser therapy’s or allopathic sb le Liya but jb tj treatment chlta h tb tj theek rhta h. Blood test b sare nrml h . Hair quality better h or na hi koi damage hair h bs direct roots se fall ho rha h occipital area to Khali hone LG gya h sir PLZZ suzzest m kya Kru . Transplant m nhi kra skti financial problems h. ABI fir se Mene allopathic drugs Suru ki h . PROANAGEN soln. Effective hoga kya minoxidil k compare me or dandruff b bhot rhta h.sir Hair oily h bhot , agar m koi b oil use krti hu to or jayada hair fall hota h . Keratin level zero Nikla tha jisses Mene protein diet b Suru kr di thi but ABI b koi relief nhi h.
    PLZZ kuch suzzest kre jisses hair fall Ruk jaye. Or agr koi treatment hoto PLZZ vo b bataye PLZZ sir…”

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    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Priya,
      I can understand your concern. I won’t be able to prescribe you any medication or treatment on this platform as it is against medical ethics. I would suggest you to consult your nearby Dermatologists get examined and start proper treatment according to your scalp need. You should keep patience, trust your doctor, and do not stop any medications in-between. It takes 4-6 months to get good results.

      Reply
  3. Debasree Routh

    I went to a darmatologist for my hair fall for 2years the doctor exmine my hair and said its not androgenetic alopecia and gave me some test and in the test i found i hv no thyroid problem but i have calcium defficiency so he gave me minoxidil 2% solution and follihair tablet for one month but i do prefer natural treatment n yoga can i do balayam yoga and yoga exercise with this medication and eat healthy things

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    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Debasree,
      Yes definitely, Along with medications and treatments, you can do balayam and yoga and maintain a healthy diet.

      Reply
  4. Pradeep

    Sir am from Haryana. I have Problem of hair loss last 2 year but I don’t know where to go for consult. Sir give me your suggestions or please consult me how to stop hair loss and how to regrow.

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Pradeep,
      You can consult any board certified Dermatologists in Haryana.

      Reply
  5. Haidar Ali

    “Sir may I know where is your clinic.
    I have lost my hair too much and finally I think it’s time to consult an expert.”

    Reply
  6. Yogesh kumar

    Sir I loss my hair due to synovitis problem. Is there any condition to regrowth of my hair.

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Yogesh,
      As I always mention, I would suggest you to consult Dermatologist near you.

      Reply
  7. Manish kumar

    “Sir
    I have got hair transplant from Medispa Jaipur before one year but after that now My hair is falling and scar are also visible hair also not come in nearby scar area please suggest me”

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Manish,
      I would suggest you to re-consult your Dermatologists and discuss your issues as he has done your Transplant and can examine you physically and advice properly.

      Reply
  8. Shahabaj

    Sir darma roller use karne se hair growth hoti hai kya?

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Shahabaj,
      Dermaroller is a supportive treatment for hair loss, along with use of Dermaroller you should start proper treatment under Dermatologists guidance, which includes US FDA approved medications, nutritional support, some procedures.

      Reply
  9. Shrawan Singh

    Sir mere ball jad rahe he iska ilaj btao

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Shrawan,
      I would suggest you to consult Dermatologists near you, get examined and start proper treatment according to your scalp need.

      Reply
  10. Nirvachan Tomar

    How to know which treatment is situable for me.i face male baldness but my small hair follicles in my hole head. Pls guide me or I send some photos for my head

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Nirvachan,
      I would suggest you to consult Dermatologists near you, get examined and start proper treatment according to your scalp need. You can mail us drdhananjay.social@gmail.com will guide you further.

      Reply
  11. follicleshaircare

    Thank you for your post. This is excellent information. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site.

    Reply
  12. swarup Kumar das

    Thank you HairMD for providing such valuable information.

    Reply
  13. Saddam

    Can Dr dananjay c prescribe finasteride online

    Reply
    • Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

      Hello Saddam,
      I can not prescribe any medication online, as it is against medical ethics.

      Reply

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