Nizoral

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff ShampooHair Loss Treatment Type:

Antiandrogen, Imidazole Antimycotic Antifungal

Availability:

OTC in 1% formula, Prescription 2% formula (OTC in most other countries)

Notes:

This is an antifungal shampoo primarily for the treatment of seborrhatic dermatitis. Its active ingredient ketoconazole has some antiandrogenic effects, but it is unknown whether the amount in the shampoo is absorbed. If it helps with hair loss, it may work in a way other than as an antiandrogen. It is definitely a good shampoo for making the hair look thicker.

Claimed Results:

None.

Observed Results:

Some prevention of loss, possible mild regrowth.

Clinical Results:

Similar to topical Minoxidil/Rogaine.

Testing:

Well tested (FDA approved).

Safety/Side Effects:

Possible mild irritation.

Gender:

Either.

Typical Cost:

$12-30