Products with minoxidil are among the best for hair loss. The drug can be used by both men and women and is FDA-approved. Rogaine is a brand name of products with minoxidil.
No prescription is needed for minoxidil lotion, which is applied twice daily to the scalp. It is most effective in persons under the age of 40 with recent hair loss.
Another popular hair regrowth product on the market is Propecia. It is available as a tablet taken once daily. Propecia was approved in 1997 by the FDA as a prescription medicine to treat male pattern baldness. Other hair regrowth products include Nizoral shampoo, Avodart, Provillus, Xandrox and Retin-A.