If hair loss problems are caused by underlying diseases, it’s necessary to find an effective treatment.
For example, doctors prescribe their patients specific medications to decrease inflammation or suppress their immune system.
There are different drugs that treat pattern baldness quite effectively, and the following ones are approved by the FDA for hair loss:
- Rogaine, or Minoxidil, which is popular over-the-counter foam or liquid that should be rubbed into the scalp a few times a day to grow hair and prevent any further hair loss. This medication can be used by both men and women, and it takes about 16 weeks to experience its full benefit, but only if you apply it on a regular basis. There are certain side effects associated with this hair loss remedy, including tachycardia, scalp irritation and some others.
- Propecia, or Finasteride, is a well-known prescription medication that comes in a pill form and can be taken only by men who need to take it each day. Most users end up with hair growth after using this medicine, but its intake may result in a few rare side effects, including reduced sexual drive.
There are other pills that stop hair loss, but they all should be approved by doctors.