Topical minoxidil in male pattern baldness: effects of discontinuation of treatment.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Ten men with male pattern baldness who had been treated with 2% or 3% minoxidil for at least 4 months were evaluated for any changes in scalp hair growth on and off drug. Objective assessments by hair counts showed a mean doubling of nonvellus target scalp hairs on topical minoxidil and loss of most of these recruited hairs when the drug was discontinued. Four of ten men had nonvellus hair counts off topical minoxidil that fell below baseline levels. Thus, hair growth on topical minoxidil is not sustained when the drug is discontinued.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olsen, EA; Weiner, MS

Published Date

  • July 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 101

PubMed ID

  • 3301926

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0190-9622(87)70179-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States