Ketoconazole Shampoo as Topical Remedy for Hair Loss

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What is Ketoconazole:

Ketoconazole is an imidazole anti-fungal agent used to treat topical fungal effects. Also, used for topical treatment of dandruff and common scalp skin condition (seborrheic dermatitis) or dermatitis of scalp, which can result in hair loss. For medical conditions it is prescribed in most of the countries and   ketoconazole is available as over the counter in the form of shampoos.

Side Effect or Additive Effect of Ketoconazole

Another effect for which it is not prescribed and you can say it is a side effect(not in a bad way but really side effect) is block the production of testosterone or androgens and hence a role in androgenertic alopecia or male pattern baldness.

Does Ketoconazole grow hair?

Clinical trial in mouse have shown that Ketoconazole have macroscopically shown stimulate hair growth. This support the logic that shampoos containing  ketoconazole can have a therapeutic effect on hair growth by stimulating hair growth and cutting down dandruff. More profound effect can be seen in people with androgenertic alopecia or male pattern baldness.

When to use Ketoconazole for hair loss

Best results are achieved when the topical treatment is initiated right in the beginning of hair fall and when majority of the hair follicles are not damaged. This is very important especially with the case of male pattern baldness.

Why not oral or Ketoconazole tablets

Now the question which comes to mind is why not use a pill or systemic treatment with Ketoconazole. The simple answer is sever systemic side effects with anti-fungal on oral and or IV route.

Ketoconazole Products Recommended by Tackling Hair Loss


Regenepure DR with 1% Ketoconazole

Regenepure DR is a hair loss shampoo containing 1% over the counter Ketoconazole. Help reduce hair fall, dandruff and help grow hair in male pattern baldness, hair loss. Suitable for both men and women and for all hair types.

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Nizoral antidandruff shampoo contains the active ingredient ketoconazole, which is a type of medicine called an antifungal. It is used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts

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About Jack

I am a medical professional with over 10 years of medical experience in the clinical chemistry and medicine. I have extensive knowledge about hair loss, its causes, and treatment options both medical and non-medical. My aim is to share my knowledge with those who are suffering from hair loss and present to them the information, which can help them tackle hair loss and overcome in most cases.

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