Medications for regrowth of hair

Sometimes the hair fall is not preventable with home remedies so you need to take medication for treating your hair fall problem.

I recommend you to talk your doctor before taking these medications as they have side effect which is not suitable for you. The outcome from these medicines is really a very slow process, so be patient. It may help full for regrowing your hair and stop the hair fall before their time but it may be dangerous for a pregnant woman so consult your doctor.

  1. Minoxidil
  2. Finasteride
  3. Corticosteroid
  4. Phenylephrine


Several topical medications for preventing hair loss are available over the counter (OTC).

According to a 2019 review of studies, minoxidil is the go-to treatment for androgenetic alopecia in both men and women. Minoxidil is the active ingredient in Rogaine.

The review suggests that doctors sometimes use minoxidil for treating other causes of hair loss, such as chemotherapy. The authors of the review state that more research into minoxidil could be beneficial. You spray or rub it into your scalp 2 times a day. It can be used by both men and women.

Side effects of minoxidil include skin irritation, dandruff, and an itchy scalp. In women, minoxidil may cause facial hair growth, especially on the forehead and cheeks. If you have heart problems, ask your doctor before you use this medicine.


Otherwise known as Propecia, this prescription pill may help slow hair loss and even promote new growth. It is approved for men and works better for men under the age of 60, according to the Mayo Clinic. This has triggered the regrowth of hair in around 66% of men and works strangely by preventing the body from producing a male hormone, i.e. dihydrotestosterone.

Women who are or who may become pregnant should avoid this medication. Possible side effects in men include sexual problems, such as trouble getting an erection.

Corticosteroid :

This is injected into the scalp of the affected person if the hair fall is caused by inflammation in the body. This helps in stopping the inflammation which occurs when an individual has alopecia areata. A corticosteroid is different from an anabolic steroid.


Topical phenylephrine may help with hair loss due to styling by stimulating the follicle muscles to contract. This makes it harder to pull out hairs during brushing, for example.

Unfortunately, you’ll need to keep an eye out for this medical solution. Scientists have developed a specific formula called AB‐102, but it has not yet been released to the public.

Point to remember

These medicines slow thinning of the hair and increase coverage of the scalp by growing new hair. They also thicken the shafts of your existing hair so that it grows thicker. If you stop using the medicine, any hair that has grown in will gradually be lost. Within 6 to 12 months after you stop using the medicine, your scalp will most likely look the same as it did before treatment.

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