What is the role of simvastatin/ezetimibe in the treatment of alopecia areata?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Chantal Bolduc, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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A prospective, open-label pilot study using simvastatin/ezetimibe showed some response that seemed to be maintained while taking the drug, but most relapsed once it was discontinued. [58] Only 19 of 29 patients completed the study. One patient was noncompliant, but reasons for lost to follow-up or withdrawal are not specified for the other patients.


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