TLDR Minoxidil effectively treats hair loss, but use cautiously and monitor side effects.
This document is a review of the use of minoxidil in hair disorders. It discusses the effectiveness of minoxidil in treating androgenetic alopecia, female pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and other conditions. The review also covers the mechanisms of action of minoxidil and its formulations, as well as its use in eyebrow and beard enhancement. Overall, the review concludes that minoxidil is a safe and effective treatment for hair loss, but caution should be taken with its use and potential side effects should be monitored.View this study on dovepress.com →
Combination of 0.25% finasteride and 3% minoxidil works better than just 3% minoxidil for increasing hair thickness in women.
Finasteride and minoxidil mix works better for hair growth than minoxidil alone, with similar safety.
Daily low-dose aspirin lowers minoxidil's effectiveness for hair loss treatment.
Topical minoxidil does not change the activity of hair follicle enzymes that metabolize it.
Minoxidil base is preferred for hair loss treatment, but minoxidil sulfate may be an alternative for unresponsive patients.
Minoxidil treatment can reduce hair shedding, increase hair volume, and even change hair color in patients with loose anagen hair syndrome.
Low-dose oral minoxidil and spironolactone combo effectively reduces hair loss and improves hair density in women.
Parietal scalp area has lower hair density and smaller hair diameter in women with hair loss.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by increasing blood flow and nutrients to hair follicles.
Oral minoxidil effectively reduces hair shedding in women with CTE, with no major side effects.
Minoxidil, finasteride, and low-level laser light therapy effectively treat hair loss.
Low dose oral minoxidil helps regrow hair in permanent chemotherapy-induced alopecia.
Increasing the dosage of minoxidil can help hair regrowth in women who didn't respond to the standard treatment.
Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved topical drug for treating male or female pattern hair loss, and other medications like finasteride and dutasteride can also increase hair growth.
Longer hair loss leads to more severe CCCA; early treatment and avoiding damaging hairstyles help regrowth.
Oral minoxidil shows promise in treating monilethrix-related hair loss.
Minoxidil 3% lotion is effective and safe for increasing beard hair count.
Combination therapy, especially with finasteride, is effective for treating frontal fibrosing alopecia.
Minoxidil response testing helps treat hair loss effectively and safely.
Sulfotransferase in hair follicles helps predict how well minoxidil works for female hair loss.
New test predicts if hair loss treatment will work.
Minoxidil 5% solution significantly improved hair density in a girl with loose anagen hair syndrome over 28 months, with no side effects.
Minoxidil 2% lotion is safe and effective for making eyebrows thicker and fuller.
Minoxidil treats hair loss, promotes growth, has side effects, and has recent patents.
5% minoxidil foam once daily works as well as 2% minoxidil solution twice daily for female hair growth and is more convenient.
Minoxidil 2% effectively treats Monilethrix without side effects.
Wnt3a activates certain genes in hair follicle cells, including a newly discovered one, EP2, which may affect hair growth.
Minoxidil and finasteride treat hair loss in men, while minoxidil treats hair loss in women.
One minoxidil-sensitive potassium channel exists in human hair follicles.
New 5% minoxidil foam effectively promotes hair growth and is safe for use.
Minoxidil helps hair regrowth in traction alopecia.
1% topical minoxidil solution significantly improved hair growth in Japanese women with androgenetic alopecia, with no major side effects.
5% and 2% minoxidil solutions effectively promote hair growth and reduce hair loss, with 5% being slightly more effective but having more side effects.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by opening potassium channels and increasing cell activity.
Minoxidil and pyrithione zinc combo most effectively increases hair density.
Minoxidil use increases facial hair growth in females, more in older users.
5% minoxidil works better for hair growth and density, with minor irritation.
Minoxidil can cause skin allergy; use alternative solvents or treatments if allergic.
Minoxidil increases hair weight and count temporarily in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil increased small openings in blood vessel walls near growing hair in rats.
Minoxidil boosts growth factor in hair cells, potentially promoting hair growth.
Minoxidil breakdown varies by enzymes, affecting hair loss treatment effectiveness.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by activating PGHS-1.
Minoxidil shortens baldness from chemotherapy by 50.2 days without significant side effects.
Minoxidil not effective in preventing chemotherapy-induced hair loss.
Ethanol over 50% helps minoxidil absorb better into skin.
Steroids help hair regrowth, and minoxidil slows post-steroid hair loss, but effects are temporary.
Minoxidil doesn't affect perifollicular lymphoid infiltration in alopecia areata patients.
Minoxidil speeds up hair growth in rats without prolonging growth phase.
Minoxidil treatment increased hair growth for up to 5 years, requiring twice daily application.
Minoxidil can help grow hair in mice by making cells grow and improving hair quality. More research needed.
3% topical minoxidil effectively treats extensive alopecia areata.
Minoxidil can help grow hair and make hair follicles bigger, but it can also cause side effects.
Minoxidil stops cells from making prostacyclin, which may help with hair growth. More research is needed.
Oral minoxidil helps hair regrowth in 80% of alopecia patients, but only 18% see cosmetic improvement.
Minoxidil helps hair growth in 63.6% of alopecia patients, with 27.3% having excellent results.
3% topical minoxidil effectively treats extensive alopecia areata with few side effects.
Minoxidil solution helps hair regrowth in alopecia areata, with 5% being more effective.
Minoxidil helps hair regrowth, especially with more indeterminate hairs.
Minoxidil effectively treats severe hypertension but may cause side effects, so careful monitoring is needed.
Minoxidil treats high blood pressure and side effects can be managed.
Minoxidil, a blood pressure drug, can cause excessive hair growth, but this can be successfully treated with a hair removal agent called calcium thioglycolate.
Oral minoxidil 5 mg daily increases hair growth safely in men with hair loss, with minor side effects.
Minoxidil effectively treats hair loss, but use cautiously and monitor side effects.
Minoxidil is effective in treating various types of hair loss and can improve quality of life, with combination therapies showing increased effectiveness.
Too much topical minoxidil can cause excessive hair growth, but stopping treatment reverses it.
Minoxidil promotes hair regrowth, but more research needed for effectiveness and response factors.