An ensuing inquiry by Spain's Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) uncovered that rather than omeprazole, the formula the children were ingesting contained minoxidil
, the active ingredient in Rogaine which is used to treat male-pattern hair loss.
A supply of what was thought to be omeprazole was found to contain minoxidil
, an ingredient that stimulates hair growth, the regulators said.
Hair transplants and medication such as minoxidil
can help the hair grow back, but changing hairstyles is necessary to stop the hair loss, according to Mirmirani.
Primary treatments include the drug minoxidil
(Rogaine[R])--available over the counter as a topical solution and foam--as well as the oral prescription medication finasteride (Propecia[R]), a low-dose form of the same drug (Proscar[R]) used to treat benign prostate enlargement.
Current treatments include the drugs minoxidil
or finasteride, while hair transplants can cost from PS1,000 up to PS30,000.
The current treatment options include a hair transplant or two drugs, minoxidil
and finasteride, which have side-effects and don't always work.
Doctors may suggest products, such as Minoxidil
and Lipogaine formulas, that can be used on the scalp to reduce hair loss and help follicles produce new hair strands.
The NAFDAC Director noted that the seized consignments included: cartons of Isner Mile Minoxidil
Hair Spray imported from China estimated to be N200,000 and One carton of an unlabeled off-white powdery substance estimated to worth N500,000 from China.
A starter kit, called Head Start, includes the shampoo/ conditioner, a hair regrowth treatment with extra-strength 5% Minoxidil
topical solution and a hair-thickening gel.
Among the most successful treatments for hair loss is minoxidil
(Rogaine), a topical medicine applied directly to the scalp.
Injecting steroids into the scalp with a tiny needle may work, as might applying minoxidil
which can stimulate hair growth.
FDA proved two drugs - Minoxidil
, to treat hypertension and finasteride (Propecia) to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).