American hair loss association is an institution for education and research for hair loss treatment. They have started introducing drugs that could be useful in the hair loss treatment for women. They are not just new drugs, but they are the existing one with a lesser amount of dosage and combination of different drugs.
Another reason why this treatment of drug in female is avoided is because not all the hair loss in female is due to androgenic loss. When there is a hair loss due to very low amount of androgenic hormone in female then drugs at prescribed dosage can be used until there is a remarkable change in the hair re growth.
When the usage of this treatment is started in female there is a significant amount of hair growth and self esteem in female. These are suggested by the reviews made by them. Right amount of the drugs will always be useful both in male and female and also in all the kinds of disease in the human being. Care must be taken that hair does not fall during the treatment period.
Lets now discuss about some drugs in the hair loss treatment of women. Some of the drugs are minoxidil 2% as topical treatment, Aldactone, Tagamet, Estrogen, Cyproterone Acetate and oral contraceptives. The manufacturer of minoxidil suggests only two percent of concentration should be used by females. Because it has not received the FDA approval for marketing the five percent concentrated minoxidil.
Minoxidil is used in the treatment of high blood pressure which resulted in the stimulation of hair growth as a side effect. This made them to make a solution of minoxidil and apply directly on the scalp. This process stimulated the growth of hair. Women with androgeneic alopecia can use this product of minoxidil.
Cimetidine is a drug for hair loss treatment is marketed under the brand name Tagamet. It has a powerful anti-androgenic effect and blocks the De-Hydro Testosterone hormone from binding the follicle receptor sites and thus allowing the hair follicles to do its work of hair growth.
This drug is used to treat excess facial hair growth in women and the research studied in women with androgenic alopecia showing better result in the hair growth. A high dosage is needed to achieve hair growth result in female and so it should not be used by men should use this to treat their hair loss because it will cause feminizing effects including sexual side effects.
Use of estrogen as hair loss treatment drug in women will also increase the growth of hair in female if the hair loss problem is due to the hormonal deficiency. This is known as hormone therapy. Estrogen is mainly given to women during menopause. It is used as a treatment for androgenetic Alopecia.