What is Hair Loss?

Hair loss can occur in many different ways. There is general baldness, alopecia areata (hair loss in patches), pattern baldness, androgenic baldness, and female pattern baldness. Causes of hair loss can vary from medical conditions and genetics to hot iron use.

Treatments for hair loss includes taking medication. A common drug class used to treat hair loss is the 5-alpha reductase inhibitors drug class.

Savings Tips for Hair Loss

  • Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

    June 20, 2018

    While it’s normal to lose a bit of hair every day, if you are experiencing excessive hair loss or balding, the medications you are taking could be to blame.

    Here are 11 drugs that have been known to cause excessive hair loss:

    1) Cholesterol-lowering medications — atorvastatin and simvastatin

    Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) belong to a group of cholesterol-lowering medications known as “statins”. See More

  • 8 Overlooked Men’s Health Issues

    April 28, 2016

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, so of course we need a close eye on cardiac risk factors in primary care. But what other issues do men face that often get overlooked? Move over breast cancer and menopause—here are some things men, and the people who love them, need to know about.

    1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate: Half of men over 50 will experience symptoms related to BPH at some point.
    2.  See More
  • Topical Therapies for Hair loss

    August 13, 2013

    Hair loss is a big deal for men and women. Many of you, however, are wary of taking a pill every day for hair loss. Topical treatments for hair loss are a good option and help you avoid some of the potential side effects that come with a daily pill. Turns out there is exciting news in topical therapies for hair loss, so let’s see what topical therapies really work:

    1.  Old Faithful.  Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the current standard treatment for hair loss and works for both men and women. See More

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Popular Hair Loss Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors 15 See Prices
Arteriolar Vasodilators 23 See Prices
Arteriolar Vasodilators 23 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Hair Loss Drug Classes

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