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1

What is used for androgenic alopecia?

Minoxidil
Finasteride

2

What is the Minoxidil?

Rogaine

3

What is the mechanism of minoxidil?

unknown

4

When does hair loss return after minoxidil d/c?

4-6 mo

5

What is the treatment of minoxidil in men?

Foam 5%: 1/2 capful BID
Solm 2-5%: 1 ml BID

6

What is the treatment of minoxidil in women?

Foam 5%: ½ capful QD
Soln 2%: 1ml BID

7

What is finasteride?

Propecia

8

What drug class is finasteride?

5 alpha reductase inhibitors

9

How do you take finasteride?

1mg QD prevents further hair loss and promotes regrowth
May take 3 months to see effect

10

What are bad things of finasteride?

teratogenic, slight increase risk of high grade prostate cancer

11

Who can take finasteride?

men

12

What do you want to get before taking finasteride?

PSA baseline

13

What is used to treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes?

bimatoprost

14

What is bimatoprost?

latissse
prostaglandin analog

15

What does bimatoprost do?

increase length, thickness, darkness

16

What is the MOA of bimatoprost?

unknown

17

How do you use bimatoprost?

Applied nightly to eyelid margin at base of eyelashes
Remove contacts before application and reinsert 15 minutes after

18

What does bimatoprost cause?

darken skin and iris which is permanent