Which drugs have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert P Feinstein, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The following drugs have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia:

  • Minoxidil: Androgen-independent hair-growth stimulator

  • Finasteride: 5-Alpha reductase type 2 inhibitor

The cosmetic results of surgical treatment for androgenetic alopecia are often satisfactory. Micrografting produces a more natural appearance than does the old technique of transplanting plugs.

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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