Category: Hair Loss Medications

What is the best hair loss medicine?

Finasteride is the only FDA approved drug to treat hair loss directly, but there is another option that many people have not heard of, dutasteride. Dutasteride is a similar drug to finasteride in the sense they both block the conversion of testosterone to DHT (the chemical that causes hair loss), so they protect the hair […]

Can Shampoos Help Stop Hair Loss?

There is no shampoo that can completely stop hair loss. However, there are options that can prevent certain problems that can cause hair thinning. Below are a few general classes of shampoos that can attack hair loss from slightly different angles. Many hair loss shampoos have some combination of these ingredients. Prescription Shampoos: These shampoos […]

Propecia vs Rogaine

Propecia (finasteride) is the gold standard for preserving and thickening hair that is susceptible to thinning and balding. It blocks the DHT receptors on the hair follicle, which is the mechanism by which hair thins and falls out. It is a medication that is taken every day orally. Rogaine (active ingredient, minoxidil) is a topical […]

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