[Evaluation of vitamin B6 and calcium pantothenate effectiveness on hair growth from clinical and trichographic aspects for treatment of diffuse alopecia in women]

Wiad Lek. 2001;54(1-2):11-8.
[Article in Polish]


The aim of the study was the clinical and trichological examination (trichogram and hair loss evaluation) conducted comparatively before and after the treatment in 46 women between pubescence and 30 years of age who had symptoms of diffuse alopecia. Calcium pantothenate was administered twice a day orally in doses 100 mg for 4-5 months. Vitamin B6 was injected every day (i ampoule intramusculary) for the period of 20 to 30 days and repeated again after 6 month. On the basis of clinical and trichological studies it was revealed that vitamin B6 administered parenterally for a period of several weeks induces improvement in the hair condition in a number of women and it reduces the hair loss especially in alopecia of telogenic patomechanism. Whereas calcium pantothenate in feminine diffuse alopecia did not show clearly the positive effect.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alopecia / diagnosis
  • Alopecia / drug therapy*
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • Pantothenic Acid / therapeutic use*
  • Pyridoxine / therapeutic use*


  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Pyridoxine