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Ketoconazole for Hair Loss: Everything You Need To Know

Ketoconazole is one of the only hair loss treatments that you don’t need a prescription for and is backed by science. It is an antifungal medication and is used to treat a variety of fungal infections. However, it’s also sometimes used off-label to treat hair loss and improve hair volume—and it appears to work.  It isn’t a miracle cure—while it appears to be effective, other hair loss treatments (like finasteride and minoxidil) are still better established. Still, ketoconazole appears to work, especially when taken in combination with other treatment options. Here’s everything you need to know about ketoconazole (sometimes sold as Nizoral) and hair loss: what it is, how it works, the research on its effectiveness, and side effects.  What...

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How To Treat Hair Loss: The Scientific Method

Sure, you can buy the oils, tinctures, potions and topicals that claim to help you avoid hair loss. But what actually works? Here we separate the snake oil from the good stuff based on science. We provide you with a method to do everything you can to keep your hair. There exists two clinically proven ways to prevent hair loss: an oral DHT blocker (finasteride) and minoxidil. Minoxidil is the active ingredient in the commonly known Johnson & Johnson Rogaine products. Minoxidil is a topical treatment for hair loss, it works by opening potassium channels in the scalp, these wider channels allow more nutrients into the hair follicle. A better nourished follicle means thicker stronger hair, and follicles more willing to grow...

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Finasteride in Canada: Avoiding Name Brands

Finasteride has been shown to prevent hair loss in up to 90% of people. It is one of two scientifically backed hair loss treatments. In Canada finasteride requires a prescription from a doctor, which you can get online here. Doctors normally prescribe the name brand product, Propecia. This is often expensive, ranging between $50 and $100/month and rarely covered by health insurance. Is there a way to reduce the cost? A generic finasteride 1mg is available from most pharmacies, but you'll still be paying upwards of $50/month. A trick to save even more and possibly have your health insurance cover your prescription is to request Proscar. This product is a finasteride pharmaceutical typically prescribed for other medical conditions, and because of this,...

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