Topical minoxidil useful in 18% of patients with androgenetic alopecia: a study of 430 cases

Dermatologica. 1986;173(3):136-8. doi: 10.1159/000249235.

Abstract

A 1% minoxidil lotion was used to treat 670 male patients affected by androgenetic alopecia. Of the 430 patients who completed the 6 months' treatment, only 78 (18%) had good results. A 1-year follow-up after the drug was suspended showed that the regrowth was present only in 33% of the patients who had good results, i.e. 6% of the 430.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Alopecia / drug therapy*
  • Androgens
  • Blood Pressure
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Minoxidil / administration & dosage
  • Minoxidil / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Androgens
  • Minoxidil