Given the fact that almost all of the growing males in today’s society are experiencing massive hair loss, the condition of hair loss has been gaining a large traction over the few years. This doesn’t only affect the male population but contrary to popular belief, it also affects the females. Hence, many pharmaceutical companies have started the race towards finding towards the cure of alopecia or hair loss. Given the fact that a myriad have started researching, we have to take note that only two medicines have been properly recognized, documented and approved by the FDA, which are Minoxidil and our topic for this week, Propecia. These two medicines have been gaining so much popularity over the past two years since their discovery. Thus, we will be investigating Propecia and we shall evaluate by the end whether or not it is really effective. Read on and follow through our review and information drive towards fighting hair loss!
Propecia: How Does It Work
Apparently, drug companies are somewhat meek about the clear mechanism of Propecia since it is patented. It is in a form of a pill and should be taken regularly, once a day. But in simple terms, it works just like allergy medicines and suppressants. If you have an allergy, the histamine in your body produces and causes whatever allergic reactions you experience due to what you have just eaten, touched or smelled. Anti-histamine drugs, or drugs that are for allergies cause this histamine to be permanently blocked, hence, stopping the allergic reaction in minutes. Same is true for Propecia. When we reach a certain age, different hormonal changes and factors cause our hair growth to slow down and even stop after some point in time. Propecia blocks these factors and hormonal fluctuations, hence stopping hair loss and even restoring your hair in the long term as many scientists especially from the American Science Journal proposes.
PROPECIA is the first pill that viably treats MPHL on the vertex (at top of head) and front mid-scalp territory. PROPECIA hinders the framing of DHT in your scalp. Bringing down the DHT seems to restrain the further contracting of influenced hair follicles.
Let the Numbers Talk
Minoxidil and Propecia are the only medicines that were approved by FDA in the US and MHRA in Australia. Hence, from this alone, a veil of legitimacy has already been granted to these medicines over other alternatives and “medicines” which claim to cure hair loss. The importance of an FDA and MHRA approval is that they ensure that the medicine is at some extent efficient, the results promised by the pharmaceutical company are true and can be achieved through constant medication and most of all the medicine is safe and if ever it causes any side effects, people are informed and the effects are minute, of manageable levels and very temporary.
In a study conducted by the American Science Journal, in a sample size of 150 clinical testers, 83% of the population which took the medicine gave a satisfactory grade on Propecia after taking the medicine for 2 months without stop. 42% of those after thorough investigation stopped losing hair and even 48% of them had their hair growth accelerating rapidly compared to the others. The other testers who did not take the medicine did not exhibit any chance of hair growth after two months.
Can It work With Other Medicines?
Apparently, from another study by the same institute, they have found out that taking other alternatives such as shampoos and other ointments increases the efficiency of Propecia. However, some reported to have lessened sex drive that lasts up to an hour after taking the medicine. This effect only affected 2% of the sample size which took the medicine. Nonetheless, these researches proved all in all that Propecia is indeed effective and safe.