Treatment of female androgenetic alopecia with cimetidine.
Int J Dermatol 1987 Mar; 26 (2): 128-30
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Ten white women with moderate to severe androgenetic alopecia were treated with cimetidine 300 mg by mouth five times a day. Duration of therapy ranged from 1.5-9 months, with a median of 5 months. Seven patients (70%) showed good to excellent regrowth of hair. No major side effects were noted. The patients were followed up for 5 months. Cimetidine presumably has the ability to block androgen action. Cimetidine is not a first-line drug for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women and should be used only in selected cases. (AUTHOR)
MJTR: Alopecia DT. Cimetidine TU.
MNTR: Adult. Alopecia ET. Androgen Antagonists TU. Androgens PH. Cimetidine AD. Cimetidine PD. Drug Evaluation. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Human. Middle Age. Time Factors. JOURNAL ARTICLE
RNUM: 0 (Androgen Antagonists); 0 (Androgens); 51481-61-9 (Cimetidine)
GEOT: UNITED STATES
IDEN: ISSN: 0011-9059. JOURNAL-CODE: GR2. ENTRY-DATE: 870527. JOURNAL-SUBSET: M. IM-DATE: 8708.