Hair loss drugs

Very few drugs have been clinically tested and proven to slow hair loss. The two types of drugs with the best results are

Prescription drugs

Many places require a prescription for these drugs.

Prescription androgen blocker

  • androgen blocker (which stop testosterone and other androgens from affecting hair growth)

Vasodilators

These drugs widen (dilate) the capillaries and blood vessels that bring blood to the scalp. These used with scalp stimulation can slow hair loss if you use them without stopping. If you stop using them, you may see hair loss again.

Topical preparations