Is Nizoral An Effective Hair Loss Medication?June 2nd, 2011
Q: I use Nizoral for my dandruff. Does it work for hair loss too? — M.D., Danbury, CT
A: The active ingredient in Nizoral is Ketoconazole. This medication, originally developed to treat fungus infections, has slight anti-androgen action. It is supposed to work in hair loss by inhibiting the action of DHT on hair follicles. Although, in theory, it should be useful for androgenetic hair loss, there have not been conclusive scientific studies to show that it works to treat balding when used as a topical application for balding.Related Posts:
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Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: DHT, Genetic Hair Loss, Hair Follicle, Hair Loss, Hair Loss Medication, Ketoconazole, Nizoral, Topical Hair Loss Medication Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:38 pm