May 30, 2017 Hair Loss Medication

Medication for Hair Loss

Medication for Hair Loss

Are you seeking medication to cure hair loss and for hair growth as well? Medication is widely used in the treatment for hair growth. Most commonly prescribed and used medicine for hair  loss are Finasteride and Minoxidil. What these both medicine have in common is they thicken your existing hair and lead to slow and steady hair growth over time.     

Key Points To Remember

  • Medication acts as supplementary  treatment for hair loss. On average, medication promises hair growth of about 5%.
  • It is important for you to be sure about medication treatment before you start taking them. If you start taking medication and stop in between, you will start shedding hairs.
  • Usually, insurance does not cover costs of hair transplants as well as for medications for hair growth. So, its on you.  
  • Medications can be dangerous if one is pregnant or has heart problems. Consulting a doctor is must.

Commonly Used Medication   

There are two medicines commonly prescribed for hair loss. These are Finasteride and Minoxidil. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is available in medical shops without a prescription. One can spray this medicine on their scalp or rub it as a liquid solution. The recommended use of this medicine is twice a day. Both men and women can use this medicine.

On the other hand, Finasteride (Propecia) is a pill that is taken once a day. Finasteride is not recommended for pregnant women. Research shows that Finasteride is useful for people who have been passed baldness genetically. It is known to slow down hair loss and help regrow hair among these men. The process as mentioned earlier is slow but steady, but can take from anything between a few months to a year.

What is our policy on Medications as a Hair Clinic?

We only prescribe painkillers and antibiotics to our patients which you would need for 5-7 days. These are commonly used medicines and provide you with quick relief and recovery. These medicines do not have any side-effects. We welcome you to visit us for a medical consultation to know more about a particular medicine and get a prescription if necessary.

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