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Methotrexate induced hair loss

What is Minoxidil & it is useful?
Minoxidil is an oral drug used For cotrol of hypertension. It was found to cause increased growth of by body hair. A topical soultion of 2% minoxdil is available & is used for baldness & hair loss. Though there are no studies of minoxidil in methotrextate induced hair loss, it is useful in many patients. It has to be applied twice daily & should remian in contact with the scalp for a minimum of 4-5 hrs.
What is Aminexil & it is useful?
Aminexil (Diaminopyrimidine Oxide) is a drug developed by a French company. It is being used in shampoos for treating perifollicular fibrosis. It is not yet approved by FDA/ MHRA (UK). There are no studies about its utility in methotrexate induced hair loss.

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