The pill that could be an option to treat pattern baldness (

August 26, 2022
The pill that could be an option to treat pattern baldness

People trying to counter pattern baldness might find success by popping a pill instead of applying medicine to their scalps twice a day for the rest of their lives.

“Low-dose minoxidil can be used safely and effectively to treat pattern hair loss, the most common form of hair loss in both men and women,” said Dr. Adam Friedman, a professor and chair of dermatology at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Rogaine foam applied to the skin is one of the better known products containing minoxidil, but generic products are widely available at local drugstores, such as CVS or Walgreens.

Oral minoxidil is a relatively cheap medication and is often covered by insurance.


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