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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 29, 2016 - Can Methotrexate also cause hair loss?

 

J. Recent General Articles on Medications

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?

 

K. Recent Articles on 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?




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