5% minoxidil: treatment for female pattern hair loss.

5% minoxidil: treatment for female pattern hair loss. Skin Therapy Lett. 2014 Dec;19(6):5-7 Authors: Gupta AK, Foley KA Abstract Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US FDA-approved medication for hair loss in men and women. While 5% minoxidil foam has been approved for men since 2006, Health Canada and the FDA only approved 5% minoxidil foam for female pattern hair loss (FPHL) in 2014. Recent Phase III clinical trials demonstrated the efficacy of once daily 5% minoxidil foam for treatment of FPHL, where a significant change from baseline in the target area hair count was observed compared to placebo. Similar changes in hair count for 5% foam and twice daily 2% minoxidil solution established noninferiority of the 5% foam formulation. Five percent minoxidil foam provides an additional option for women with FPHL and will soon be available in Canada. PMID: 25807073 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Skin Therapy Letter - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Skin Therapy Lett Source Type: research

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