Home / Hair Loss Treatments / FDA Approved Hair Loss Treatments / Minoxidil Minoxidil Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication which also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. It is marketed under many trade names, including Rogaine/Regaine, Vanarex, Mintop and Loniten (oral), and Avacor Physician’s Formulation (Avacor also produce a number of hair loss treatments that do not include minoxidil). Kopexil is a derivative of minoxidil missing the piperidine substituent. Related Pages Sports Stars Could Help New Hair Trend Grow in Popularity Rogaine/Minoxidil Hair Loss Survey Results Topical tretinoin for hair growth promotion Hair growth effects of oral administration of finasteride, a steroid 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor, alone and in combination with topical minoxidil in the balding stumptail macaque Enhanced in vitro hair growth at the air-liquid interface: minoxidil preserves the root sheath in cultured whisker follicles Potassium channel conductance: a mechanism affecting hair growth both in vitro and in vivo Minoxidil sulfate is the active metabolite that stimulates hair follicles Photostability profiles of minoxidil solutions Topical minoxidil for hair regrowth Topical minoxidil solution (1% and 5%) in the treatment of alopecia areata Effects of hypertrichotic agents on follicular and nonfollicular cells in vitro Relationship between contact time of applied dose and percutaneous absorption of minoxidil from a topical solution Does topical minoxidil increase skin blood flow? A laser Doppler flowmetry study Diffuse hypertrichosis during treatment with 5% topical minoxidil Minoxidil upregulates the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in human hair dermal papilla cells Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Leave a Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.