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Pharmaceutical Alternatives To Hair Loss

With millions of men and women across North America experiencing some form of hair loss or thinning over the course of their lives, pharmaceutical alternatives to fighting hair loss has become big business. Two of the more popular drugs designed to prevent hair loss are Rogaine and Propecia.

Rogaine
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1988, Rogaine is a safe and effective treatment plan for combating hair loss and stimulating hair re-growth. Available without a prescription, Rogaine is a topical liquid with an active ingredient known as minoxidil that is applied to the top of your scalp and is not ingested internally.

How It Works
Rogaine works by revitalizing and increasing the size of shrunken hair follicles due to a hereditary and hormonal condition known as androgenetic alopecia (or hereditary hair loss), thereby producing longer and thicker hairs over the course of treatment.

Pros

  • One of the main pros of regular Rogaine use is that it has been proven to actually work in many cases.
  • The first hair loss treatment to be approved by the FDA, Rogaine has been rigorously tested in over thirty hair growth scientific studies to date involving more than 9000 men.
  • Because Rogaine is available without a prescription, your treatment plan can begin at the first sign of hair loss without a visit to the doctor.
  • Noticeable results should occur after approximately 48-weeks of treatment.

Cons

  • One of the main cons of Rogaine use is that it does not work for everyone. Depending on the severity of your hair loss, results will vary.
  • Because treatment is most effective beginning with the very first signs of hair loss, people who start their treatment at later stages may not see the results they were hoping for.
  • The most common side effects of Rogaine include irritated or itchy scalp (occurs in about 6% of users).
  • Other possible but uncommon side effects can include chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, dizziness, unwanted facial hair for women, sudden unexplained weight gain or swelling of the extremities; discontinue use and consult a doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

 


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