Efficacy and safety of oral minoxidil 5 mg daily during 24-week treatment in male androgenetic alopecia

    Saoraya Lueangarun, Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, Therdpong Tempark, Nopadon Noppakun
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    TLDR Oral minoxidil improves hair growth in men with hair loss, but caution needed for those with heart issues.
    The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral minoxidil in male androgenetic alopecia. 30 men were given oral minoxidil 5 mg daily for 24 weeks, and treatment efficacy was analyzed by expert panels, hair count, hair diameter, and patient self-assessment. The results showed that oral minoxidil significantly enhanced hair growth and restoration in men with AGA, with minor side effects of hypertrichosis and pedal edema. However, caution is required in those with severe hypertension and cardiovascular risk. The study suggests that larger randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of longer follow-up should be conducted for long-term efficacy and safety.
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