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Only one quarter of women benefit from Rogaine hair loss treatment

Women as well as men can suffer from hair loss which may be caused by family history, thyroid disease, iron deficiency, diet and medications. The only FDA approved drug for treatment of hereditary hair loss in women is Minoxidil or Rogaine. However, the drug is only effective in 25% of women and effect wears off once treatment stops. The drug should not be used by women who are pregnant or breast feeding. The main side effect of Minoxidil is scalp irritation. Hair loss can be improved by increasing protein consumption.

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About: Only one quarter of women benefit from Rogaine hair loss treatment

Date: 18 November 2004

Source: News Channel 5


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