- Minoxidil – 2% or 5% (5% is more effective). Takes approximately 6/12. 30 – 40% of patients with crown pattern baldness will experience some improvement. Available OTC.
- Finasteride 1 mg od – 3 – 6 months. Can cause decreased libido/erectile dysfunction. Private prescription.
Effects last only as long as treatment lasts.
For use in females:
- Flutamide (can cause liver damage)