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									            Minoxidil Treatments available through
                    Compounding Docs Pharmacy
Treatment: In most instances, topical minoxidil is intended to be applied directly to the
scalp twice daily. Some suggest that minoxidil is dose dependent, meaning that patients
may have to increase the concentration of minoxidil over time in order to sustain the
results. Consequently, it is recommended that people should start using a lower strength
formula and gradually move up the scale to the super strength 12% version over time.

Minoxidil Products: The current trend is for doctors or pharmacists to include additives
to the formula in an attempt to enhance the treatment's effectiveness and potency. Below
are some of the more common ones physicians use for hair loss.

      Basic Minoxidil- this is the most basic form with concentration ranging 2% - 6%.
      Super Strength Minoxidil 12% - Some suggest that minoxidil is dose dependent
       so it is recommended that people should start using the lower strength formula
       before they switch to 12%.
      Propylene glycol free Minoxidil - this is appropriate for those who developed
       scalp inflammatory conditions such as scalp itch and flakes as a result of regular
       minoxidil. Perfect for those whose scalp is sensitive.
      Minoxidil with Corticosteroids - Corticosteroid is an anti-itch, anti-
       inflammatory agent that can alleviate scalp irritations such as scalp itch, flakes
       and redness commonly associated with topical minoxidil.
      Minoxidil with Retin-A - Retin-A or Tretinoin are commonly used to exfoliate
       dead skin cells. Also, studies have shown that Retin-A or Tretinoin by itself may
       stimulate hair growth. When used in conjunction with topical minoxidil, the
       exfoliatory properties of Retin A or Tretinoin can also enhance penetration of
       minoxidil into the follicles.
      Minoxidil with Finasteride - Probably the most synergistically ideal solution for
       hair loss. Minoxidil works as a hair regrowth stimulant while 5-alpha reductase
       inhibitor finasteride is known to halt further hair loss. Targeting hair loss at both
      Minoxidil with Azelaic Acid - DHT is commonly suggested to be the main cause
       for hair loss. Studies have shown that azelaic acid may function as a DHT
       inhibitor and may work synergistically together with minoxidil to stimulate hair
       regrowth while halting further hairloss.
      Minoxidil with Nicotinate - Nicotinate is a blood vessels dilator. This additive
       when used in conjunction with minoxidil may enhance the penetration and
       potency of minoxidil.
      Minoxidil with Progesterone - Progesterone is a female hormone added in very
       small quantities to neutralize the local action of DHT. Not a lot of studies on the
       effect of topical progesterone on hair loss but some people think this may be
       beneficial for women pattern baldness.
              Physician’s Name

              Phone #                                 DEA#
              E-mail address

Name____________________________________ Allergies:
Address __________________________________
        __________________________________ D.O.B.
Rx     Minoxidil ________% Propylene glycol-free lotion (12.5% is available)

              ___ Retinoic Acid 0.025%
              ___ Azelaic Acid 5%
              ___ Betamethasone Valerate 0.025%
              ___ Other _____________________________________

                     QTY ________ ml
             Sig: Apply to affected area as directed.
             Refills ______                      ______________________________
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