MeDICATIONS FOR HAIR LOSS
Dr. DONOVAN'S RECENT ARTICLES
A variety of medications are used to treat hair loss and scalp conditions. The following articles discuss a variety of medications used for treating hair loss.
A. Recent Articles on Minoxidil
May 14, 2018 - Side effects of Low Dose Minoxidil
May 14, 2018 - Combining Oral Minoxidil and Oral Spironolactone for FPHL
May 13, 2018 - Oral Minoxidil for Chronic Telogen Effluvium
Apr 18, 2018 - Minoxidil foam vs lotion for oily scalps: What's better?
Jan 18, 2018 - Does age matter when it comes to minoxidil effectiveness?
Jan 18, 2018 - Is it okay to use more minoxidil?
Dec 15, 2017 - What is meant by the term 'dread shed' when referring to minoxidil?
Dec 14, 2017 - Minoxidil in Alopecia Areata: Is it helpful or not?
Nov 21, 2017 - Why does minoxidil cause shedding?
Oct 26, 2017 - Can we predict if minoxidil is going to work?
Oct 22, 2017 - Has my minoxidil stopped working?
Aug 31, 2017 - I'm itchy from minoxidil. What should I do?
Aug 21, 2017 - Minoxidil and Hair Loss: Is is really forever?
Aug 18, 2017 - Minoxidil Foam for AGA
Jul 27 2017 - Can minoxidil change hair texture?
Jul 7, 2017 - Minoxidil for treating FFA: Does it help?
Jun 15, 2017 - How long should minoxidil be left on the scalp?
May 24, 2017 - Minoxidil Toxicity in Cats
May 18, 2017 - Minoxidil and Heart Rate
Mar 6, 2017 - Does minoxidil perform poorly in the presence of inflammation?
Nov 23, 2016 - Can we predict whether minoxidil (Rogaine) will work?
Oct 15, 2016 - Does minoxidil prevent hair loss from chemotherapy?
Jul 25, 2016 - Minoxidil use after age 65: Should I just go for it anyways?
Apr 7, 2016 - Minoxidil after hair transplantation: Is there any role?
Mar 19, 2016 - How is topical minoxidil supposed to be used?
Mar 3, 2016 - Does minoxidil have any anti-androgen properties?
Nov 19, 2015 - What are the side effects of minoxidil?
Oct 24, 2015 - Reasons why minoxidil stops working
Aug 20, 2015 - Minoxidil: Does it help the front too?
Aug 15, 2015 - Minoxidil for the Eyebrows
Apr 19, 2015 - Minoxidil and "Rabbit Syndrome"
Jan 12, 2015 - Is it possible to stop minoxidil and switch to finasteride?
Sep 10, 2014 - Can I predict if minoxidil is going to help me?
Jul 6, 2014 - Is there a minimum time to leave minoxidil on the scalp?
Jan 14, 2014 - Should I use minoxidil after my transplant?
May 5, 2014 - Minoxidil for Women: What's better 5 % or 2 %?
Jul 18, 2011 - Am I allergic to minoxidil?
Jul 7, 2011 - Minoxidil foam vs lotion for treating FPHL
B. Recent Articles on Anti androgens: Finasteride, Dutasteride and Spironolactone
May 14, 2018 - Combining Oral Minoxidil and Oral Spironolactone for FPHL
May 10, 2018 - How does saw palmetto compare to finasteride?
May 9, 2018 - Finasteride, Dutasteride and Insulin Resistance
Apr 18, 2018 - A Look at the early dutasteride studies
Apr 12, 2018 - Finasteride for Women: Yes or no?
Apr 7, 2018 - Spironolactone for FPHL
Apr 5, 2018 - Is topical finasteride free of side effects?
Apr 5, 2018 - Gynecomastia in Men Using Finasteride
Apr 5, 2018 - Does finasteride make pre-existing gynecomastia worse?
Apr 5, 2018 - Lessons from early Clinical Trials on Gynecomastia from Finasteride
Feb 15, 2018 - Finasteride, Dutasteride and the Risk of Muscle Injury
Feb 4, 2018 - Does finasteride help all causes of hair loss?
Jan 23, 2018 - How does finasteride change DHT levels?
Dec 18, 2017 - Is it possible to eliminate the chances of side effects from finasteride?
Dec 16, 2017 - Are side effects still possible with topical finasteride?
Dec 10, 2017 - Treating FFA: Are retinoids better than finasteride?
Nov 29, 2017 - What are the side effects of saw palmetto?
Oct 14, 2017 - Finasteride and gynecomastia
Sep 1, 2017 - Hair Weights and Finasteride
Jul 7, 2017 - Is topical spironolactone effective for women?
Dec 13, 2016 - Finasteride for Women With FPHL
Dec 13, 2016 - A look at the early days of Finasteride for Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss
Aug 3, 2016 - Dutasteride for Male balding
May 21, 2016 - Spironolactone for FPHL: Do my hormones need to be high to benefit?
Jan 16, 2016 - Spironolactone for FPHL: How well does it work?
Jan 14, 2016 - Finasteride and Weight Gain
Dec 14, 2015 - Do men need to stop finasteride when fathering a child?
Nov 16, 2015 - Spironolactone for FPHL
Nov 16, 2015 - CB-03-01 (Breezula): A New Investigational Drug for AGA
Nov 16, 2015 - Using dutasteride when finasteride doesn't help
Aug 6, 2015 - The Nocebo Phenomenon: A closer look at finasteride use
Jan 26, 2015 - Is it safe to use minoxidil at concentrations about 5 %?
Aug 24, 2014 - Finasteride and Dutasteride - Another study suggests to breast cancer link
Jun 16, 2014 - Using Finasteride and Dutasteride Together
Jan 12, 2014 - No link to breast cancer with Finasteride and Dutasteride
Sept 17, 2012 - Is finasteride only helpful for the crown?
Sept 13, 2011 - Flutamide for women with FPHL who don't respond to Spironolactone (Aldactone)
Aug 1, 2011 - A Closer Look at the Weights of Antiandrogen Dosing: How many mg are you taking?
C. Recent Articles on Bimatoprost (Latisse)
Feb 22, 2018 - Latisse and Benzalkonium chloride
Nov 22, 2017 - Bimatoprost for Male Balding
Jul 6, 2017 - The Thermal Stability of Latisse
Mar 23, 2017 - Minoxidil vs Latisse for the eyebrow: which is better?
Aug 16, 2016 - Latisse and eye colour changes
Mar 4, 2012 - Bimatoprost for Eyelash Loss in Alopecia Areata
D. Recent Articles on Valproate and Hair Loss
Jul 28, 2017 - Does Valproate cause hair loss in an androgen mediated manner?
E. Recent Articles on Antibiotics
May 26, 2018 - Doxycycline and GI Side Effects
July 21, 2017 - What can be done to reduce nausea on doxycycline?
July 18, 2017 - Tetracyclines for Scarring Alopecia: Which One Should I Use?
Feb 1, 2017 - Can antibiotics that are used to treat hair loss cause weight gain?
F. Recent Articles on Vitamins and Supplements
May 15, 2018 - Biotin deficiency in pregnancy
May 22, 2018 - Lysine to Facilitate Iron and Zinc Absorption
April 13, 2017 - The pair of B6 and cysteine.
Mar 10, 2017 Lysine and its role in hair loss
Nov 28, 2016 - What vitamins and micronutrients are sometimes low in women using oral contraceptives?
Nov 22, 2016 - Resveratrol for PCOS related hair loss
Oct 27, 2016 - Is your medication affecting your biotin?
Oct 26, 2016 - Could you be low in biotin?
Jul 12, 2016 Turmeric for Scarring alopecia
May 21, 2016 - Zinc deficiency and hair loss
G. Articles on New drugs
May 9, 2018 - New hopes from an osteoporosis drug
Apr 4, 2018 - Low dose naltrexone for hair loss: What are the side effects?
Feb 16, 2018 - Lyrica (pregabalin) for Scalp Dysesthesia
Feb 7, 2018 - Topical ketamine, amitriptyline and lidocaine (TKAL)
Dec 15, 2017 - Low dose naltrexone for Lichen planopilaris
April 8, 2017 - New drugs for AGA: A look at SM04554
Aug 7, 2014 - Vemurafenib and Hair Loss
Feb 2, 2014 - Alzheimer Drugs and Hair Loss
H. Recent Articles on Tofacitinib and Ruxolitinib
May 14, 2018 - Tofacitinib for AA: How fast does regrowth occur?
Apr 13, 2018 - The Topical JAK Inhibitors for AA: Update on Progress
Jan 11, 2018 - How long do we need to use tofacitininib in AA?
Jan 11, 2018 - Topical Tofacitininib for Alopecia Areata: How much does it help?
Jan 27, 2017 - How does the safety of tofacitinib compare to other drugs?
Jan 26, 2017 - Why do patients stop tofacitinib?
Dec 7, 2016 - Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for Children and Teens
Nov 14, 2016 - Xeljanz in Children: How young is too young?
Oct 16, 2016 - The JAK Inhibitors for AA: More Data
Apr 30, 2016 - A look at Inflammatory Markers in AA Treated with Tofacitinib
Apr 7, 2016 - What blood tests do we need to monitor for patients using tofacitinib?
Mar 19, 2016 - Ruxolitinib for AA
Feb 21, 2016 - Topical ruxolitinib promotes eyebrow regrow
Jan 12, 2016 - Are responses to stress altered in users of tofacitinib?
Jan 11, 2016 - Nail alopecia areata helped by tofacitinib
I. Recent Articles on Methotrexate
Apr 20, 2018 - Methotrexate for Autoimmune Hair Loss
Mar 29, 2016 - Can Methotrexate also cause hair loss?
J. Recent Articles on Oral Contraception
Apr 30, 2018 - Stopping birth control: Will my hair come back?
Apr 4, 2018 - Birth Control, Hormones and Hair Loss
K. Recent Articles on Prednisone and Oral Corticosteroids
Apr 20, 2018 - Oral Steroids for Paediatric Alopecia Areata
L. Recent General Articles on Medications
May 30, 2018 - Isotretinoin for Facial Papules in FFA
May 29, 2018 - How many stop Plaquenil due to side effects?
May 4, 2018 - Rosemary essential oil for hair loss
May 3, 2018 - A closer look at thyme essential oil
Apr 4, 2018 - Do the new biologic agents help or worsen scarring alopecia (LPP)?
Apr 3, 2018 - Does resistance develop to anti-dandruff shampoos?
Feb 28, 2018 - Isotretinoin for FD: Good or Very Good?
Feb 14, 2018 - How long does it take Plaquenil to start working?
Feb 10, 2018 - Testosterone injections for low T: Do they worsen hair loss?
Jan 23, 2018 - Psoriasis like reactions with Anti-TNF Drugs
Jan 13, 2018 - Low Dose Naltrexone: Many Uses in Hair & Scalp Dermatology
Dec 5, 2017 - Drug Induced Hair Loss
Nov 24, 2017 - Can some drugs worsen seborrheic dermatitis?
Nov 16, 2017 - Alopecia areata and birth control: Is there any link?
Nov 5, 2017 - Am I taking the right dose of Plaquenil?
Oct 20, 2017 - Doxycycline and Headaches
Oct 8, 2017 - Clobetasol and Hair Loss
Sep 3, 2016 - Do some drugs cause hair growth as a side effect?
Dec 30, 2015 - Do I have to use my hair loss treatment forever?
Feb 11, 2015 - Statin Drugs for Treating AA
Aug 2, 2014 - Voriconazole and Hair Loss
Jun 13, 2014 - Topical Ketoconazole for Hair Loss
Jan 31, 2014 - Testosterone Therapy: What Concerns Exist?
Dec 21, 2012 - Topical Estrogen for FPHL
Jun 15, 2012 - Antihistamines for AA
Jun 9, 2012 - More Reports of Scarring Alopecia with EGFR Inhibitors
May 31, 2012 - Pioglitazone for LPP
Jul 8, 2011 - Drugs and Hair Loss: Do drugs cause hair loss?
Oct 3, 2011 - Can I get a flu shot while taking an immunosuppressant?
L. Recent Articles on Steroid Injections
May 1, 2018 - A closer look at Kenalog (triamcinolone acetonide) injections
Apr 9, 2018 - What is meant by "atrophy" from steroid injections?
Feb 4, 2018 - What are steroid injections used for anyways?
Aug 22, 2015 - Steroid Injections for Hair Loss
Jan 7, 2012 - Cortisone Injections for Alopecia Areata: What are they?
M. Recent Articles on Topical Steroids
May 21, 2018 - Is topical clobetasol safe for the scalp?