TLDR Spironolactone and minoxidil together effectively treat female pattern hair loss.
This case report describes the successful treatment of female pattern hair loss (FPHL) with a combination of spironolactone and minoxidil. The patient, a 53-year-old woman, was initially treated with spironolactone 200 mg daily, which resulted in hair regrowth at 12 months but plateaued at 24 months. Twice daily therapy with topical minoxidil 5% solution was then introduced and further regrowth was documented, confirming the additive effect of combination therapy. The authors suggest that combination therapy should be considered for women presenting with FPHL.View this study on onlinelibrary.wiley.com →
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