Compositions and methods for promoting hair growth


United States Patent   5,407,944

Goldman    Apr. 18, 1995


Goldman; Boris E. (2019 Breton, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546).

Appl. No:



Feb. 19, 1993


The present invention provides compositions and methods for promoting hair growth. The methods generally comprise the administration to a patient of a therapeutically effective amount of the compositions of the present invention which employ a vasodilator in combination with estradiol and/or a 5-.alpha.-reductase inhibitor in a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle. The compositions and methods of the present invention are suitable for the treatment of baldness, in particular, male pattern baldness.

36 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures


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Primary Examiner: Prescott; Arthur C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Harness, Dickey & Pierce