How safe and effective is minoxidil for familial baldness in women?
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How safe and effective is minoxidil for familial baldness in women? Bottom line: Minoxidil (in a 2% solution, 5% solution, or 5% foam) is effective for the treatment of female pattern hair loss. Minoxidil is safe and generally well tolerated; however, minor dermatologic adverse effects (hypertrichosis, pruritis, and local irritation) have been reported. The foam appears to have the fewest adverse effects (SOR: B, RCTs).
Evidence-based practice 16, no. 10 (2013): 14