Minoxidil

Minoxidil

Topical minoxidil (Rogaine?) is used in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, investigationally for alopecia areata.

Contraindications:

  • Safety in pregnancy and in children has not been established.

Adverse effects:

  • A burning feeling on topical application is common.

Dosage:

  • One ml of a 2% solution is applied to scalp bid for 6 to 12 months before its effect will be known.

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