HAIR LOSS IN MEN & WOMEN OVER THE COUNTER vs PRESCRIPTION - WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Hair loss in men is a frustrating condition that can sometimes feel like you aren’t in control. There are multiple products that are available to treat this condition, both OTC and RX. The benefit of prescription products are that they are higher strength than their OTC counterparts, and a further benefit of using Pharmacy Solutions compounding pharmacy is that we can use high potency products in combination with one another. As an example, minoxidil is available over the counter in up to a 5% strength.

We can compound up to a 10% strength of minoxidil, and we can do it in combination with another medication called finasteride! When you have a compounded formulation with both minoxidil 10% and finasteride 0.1%, you are attacking the problem from 2 angles mechanistically. By applying these medications topically to the scalp, you are also avoiding most of the side effects of the medications that would be present if you swallowed them in pill form. When taken in pill form, minoxidil can cause blood pressure to drop, and finasteride can interfere with a man’s testosterone level.

OVER THE COUNTER vs PRESCRIPTION

Hair loss can be temporary or permanent. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or a normal part of aging. 

There are multiple products that are available to treat this condition. Which is best for you?  OTC or RX?

HAIR LOSS IN MEN

Hair loss can happen to men of any age and can commonly be the result of high cortisol levels (stress), hormone deficiencies, and/ or poor diet. A compounding pharmacy can offer solutions for patients to initiate and increase the rate at which hair grows.  
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HAIR LOSS AND TESTOSTERONE

For both men and women, hair loss can be a traumatic situation.  The amount of money spent on this issue, which amounts to over $1 Billion per year, demonstrates the value we place on our hair.

Until the last couple of decades, it was assumed that the testosterone itself was causing hair loss, but it turns out that for scalp hair, it is not testosterone that causes the loss, but dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  Read More | Purchase Hair Loss Preventative Products

HAIR, SKIN & BEAUTY

There are several over-the-counter treatments for preventing and regrowing hair.

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