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Have hair loss, using Mintop, Nizoral and Zevit. FDA approved medication?

Hello Sir, I am a 27 yr old person, and I am suffering from hair loss from 6 months above. But from last 2-3 months my hair loss increases. Hair loss direct from root specially from front head. Recently i consult a doctor and he prescribed me to use following 1. Mintop / Tugain Cipla solution 5% ,to apply on scalp at night (i had purchased tugain as he says its effective more) 2. Nizral 2% shampoo to use alternate days for 15 days and than twice-3 a week. 3. Diprovate lotion : to mix its 2-4 drops in coconut oil and use on hair. 4. Zevit capsules I just wants to know that is : Is this medicines and lotion are FDA approved ? Is this is really effective ? Is any one of this have any side effects ? Is good effects of it persist even when i stop taking this medicine and lotion after 6 months
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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hi u are suffering from androgenic alopecia by ur is a hormonal problem due to deficiency of alpha hydroxy reductase which converts inactive to active testosterone.yes all the mentioned drugs are fda approved except diprovate lotion for hair loss condition but studies suggest steriod increases the efficiency of minoxidil.yes they are effective if used for longer time.minoxidil main side effects are headche,vomiting and allergic contact dermatitis.diprovate lotion may cause acne.nizral shampoo may casuse dryness of hair.minoxil may cause rebound hairloss if stopped after 6 months hence it should be continued
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