TLDR Minoxidil and finasteride combined can effectively treat hair loss.
This document from 2009 discusses the use of medications in combination with hair transplantation for the treatment of hair loss. Minoxidil is the most commonly used medication and is effective in both male and female pattern hair loss. Finasteride is also discussed as a potential treatment option, but its effectiveness in female pattern hair loss is uncertain. Other medications such as dutasteride, fluridil, ketoconazole, and systemic antiandrogens are also mentioned. The document emphasizes the importance of hair restoration surgeons being familiar with medical options for hair loss patients and recognizing when medical therapy is appropriate. Combination therapy with minoxidil and finasteride is recommended for motivated patients.View this study on cambridge.org →
Dutasteride helps slow hair loss and boosts hair growth.
Ketoconazole lotion can improve hair regrowth for some people with androgenetic alopecia.
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Finasteride with oral contraceptive helps improve hair loss in premenopausal women.
Oral antiandrogens effectively treat female hair loss, with better results in higher hair loss grades.
Early diagnosis and treatment, using finasteride, minoxidil, or hair transplantation, improves hair loss outcomes.
Treat pattern hair loss with finasteride and topical minoxidil.
5% and 2% minoxidil solutions effectively promote hair growth and reduce hair loss, with 5% being slightly more effective but having more side effects.
Finasteride can slow hair loss and promote growth in postmenopausal women.
Fluridil promotes hair growth safely and effectively for androgenetic alopecia.
Flutamide may slightly improve hair loss in women, but finasteride does not work.
Fluridil safely promotes hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia.
Finasteride doesn't effectively treat hair loss in postmenopausal women.
The study found that two enzymes linked to hair loss are located in different parts of the scalp, supporting a common treatment's effectiveness.
Minoxidil promotes hair growth in women with early-stage alopecia.
No cure for female pattern hair loss, but various effective treatments exist.
Clomiphene citrate improves fertility in men taking finasteride for hair loss.
Most hirsutism cases are due to PCOS, and treatment focuses on lowering testosterone and blocking its effects.
Hormonal therapies are effective for managing hair and skin symptoms in women with PCOS.
Hormonal therapies like cyproterone acetate and spironolactone may help some women with hair loss, but finasteride 1mg is not useful, and the effectiveness of other treatments is still unclear.
Finasteride reduces hirsutism effectively with fewer side effects but is a second-choice treatment due to safety concerns.
Treat hair loss with finasteride, minoxidil, or surgery; consider side effects and severity.