Hair Loss Drugs
Losing your hair is not only embarrassing; it can be frightening for some people as well. Hairpieces are beginning to be brushed aside, and hair loss drugs for those with thinning hair are becoming more and more popular. While men are typically the victims of hair loss, women can suffer from the problem as well. Most hair loss drugs are distributed over the counter, and can be purchased in drug stores or chain stores. However, some are given out via prescription, depending on the cause and severity of the hair loss.
There are technically only two hair loss drugs currently approved by the FDA. The first has been around for many years: Rogaine. Rogaine is a topical medication, meaning it is applied directly to the head externally and is not ingested. There are two forms of Rogaine; one for men, and one for women. It’s extremely important to be sure that only women use the formula designed for them, and vice versa.
The other hair loss drug that is sweeping the nation is called Propecia. This drug comes in pill form, and is designed for men only. Women experiencing hair loss should never take Propecia, especially those who are pregnant or nursing. There are other new breakthrough hair loss drugs being researched, and some are just now coming out on the market. All of the new drugs being developed are prescription strength and will need to be issued by a licensed physician. Of course, aside from hair loss drugs, there are alternative therapies for those losing their hair such as “hair transplants” and “hair implants”. Do a little bit of research and decide which treatment will be best for you and cause the best results that will last in the long run. After all, your self esteem is worth it.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.