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

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Olsen, EA; Weiner, MS
Published in: J Am Acad Dermatol
July 1987

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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J Am Acad Dermatol

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0190-9622

Publication Date

July 1987

Volume

17

Issue

1

Start / End Page

97 / 101

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Time Factors
  • Minoxidil
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hair
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Alopecia
 

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Olsen, E. A., & Weiner, M. S. (1987). Topical minoxidil in male pattern baldness: effects of discontinuation of treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol, 17(1), 97–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0190-9622(87)70179-0
Olsen, E. A., and M. S. Weiner. “Topical minoxidil in male pattern baldness: effects of discontinuation of treatment.J Am Acad Dermatol 17, no. 1 (July 1987): 97–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0190-9622(87)70179-0.
Olsen EA, Weiner MS. Topical minoxidil in male pattern baldness: effects of discontinuation of treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1987 Jul;17(1):97–101.
Olsen, E. A., and M. S. Weiner. “Topical minoxidil in male pattern baldness: effects of discontinuation of treatment.J Am Acad Dermatol, vol. 17, no. 1, July 1987, pp. 97–101. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0190-9622(87)70179-0.
Olsen EA, Weiner MS. Topical minoxidil in male pattern baldness: effects of discontinuation of treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1987 Jul;17(1):97–101.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Am Acad Dermatol

DOI

ISSN

0190-9622

Publication Date

July 1987

Volume

17

Issue

1

Start / End Page

97 / 101

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Time Factors
  • Minoxidil
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hair
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Alopecia