Prescription Strength 15% cream or 12.5% lotion -
for male pattern hair loss - alopecia
the active ingredient in Rogaine and the only FDA approved topical agent
to increase hair growth.
The hair growth
response to Minoxidil is linear and therefore the higher prescription dose
of 12.5% lotion or 15% cream should result in a better increased
hair growth response and hair growth should be noticed sooner
baldness very common condition resulting from elevated levels of DHT from
peripheral conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone via 5 alpha
preparation of Minoxidil contains 5% Azelaic Acid which is a 5 alpha reductase
inhibitor. Minoxidil works by increasing blood flow to the
area of application and gradually enlarging miniaturized follicles and
extending the hair's growth phase.
be combined with systemic 5 alpha reductase inhibitors such as Avodart
(dutasteride) or Propecia (finasteride).
prescriptions available for Minoxidil 15% cream