Is minoxidil effective for male pattern baldness?

Yes. Clinical trials have demonstrated clinical benefits using topical Minoxidil for vertex male pattern alopecia.

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I'm suffering from a male pattern baldness. What can I do to make it stop. Minoxidil and finastride did not work?

There is not much. Male pattern baldness is genetically determined in most and there is not much available to stop it except what you have tried alternative medicine specialists recommend biotin in a dose of 500 to 1000 microgram daily and saw palmeto which inhibits conversion of testosterone to Dht in daily dose of 1500 mgm. Read more...

I have male pattern baldness (heriditary). But I'm just 23. I read about minoxidil and finestride but side effects are very scary. Is it worth it?

Male hair loss. Male pattern hair loss is common. Topical Minoxidil is the first treatment to try, and is otc so it's easy to get. Very few side effects, but it only works really well to regrow hair for 1/3 of men (1/3 get peach fuzz, 1/3 get nothing). Oral Finasteride 1mg helps keep what you have, but does not regrow a lot of hair. Side effects (libido, etc.) are uncommon, but possible. See your doc... Read more...

Is minoxidil 5% safe to use to prevent hair fall (not male pattern baldness)? Its prescribed by my doctor.

yes you can. If you do not have any heart problems you can use this medication safely. If the liquid makes your scalp become itchy then you need to change to the foam. Read more...

For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?

No, it's not good. Sprinolactone is used to reduce the levels of male hormones in women with hair loss. It's not the appropriate drug for men. The only drugs that are fda approved for hair loss in men are Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil). Consult with your dermatologist for an appropriate treatment that fits your needs. Read more...