Thread: Whats the difference in Nizoral!
04-29-2002, 08:16 PM #1
Whats the difference in Nizoral!
What is the difference between Nizoral 1% and 2%. I know for the 2% you need a perscription, does the 1% contain the same ingredients as the 2% as far as hair loss goes. They both contain Ketoconazole.
Last edited by poppapump58; 04-29-2002 at 08:18 PM.
04-30-2002, 03:49 AM #2
Basically the same but for dosage of Ketoconozole! I have also heard that Ketoconazole is hard of the liver; but I can't confirm that.
04-30-2002, 04:00 AM #3
PROPECIA It is thought that individuals with androgenetic alopecia have increased level of DHT in the scalp. DHT contributes to a shortening growth phase or thinning of the hair. Propecia lowers the levels of DHT in the scalp and serum by blocking 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme involved in regulating the hair follicle. This contributes to a normalisation of the hair growth cycle. Propecia has been studied in more that 1800 men and in general Propecia maintained or showed and increase in the number of scalp hairs. Those people who can expect to benefit from the use of Propecia are men with mild to moderate hair loss.
PROSCAR The retail Rx price for Propecia is approximately equal to the retail Rx price for Proscar. Both tablets are made by Merck and contain only Finasteride: a Proscar tablet has 5mg, a Propecia tablet has 1mg. Cost-conscious consumers therefore purchase Proscar and divide the 5mg tablet, thereby enjoying the benefits of Propecia for about 1/4 the price of Propecia.
MINOXIDIL 5% which is sold as either Regaine 5%, or Headway (which is the generic). Natural-Hair is able to supply the original Upjohn brand of minoxidil which is marketed as Regaine. In the US the product is marketed as Rogaine. Headway is the generic version of the Upjohn 5%. It is an alternative minoxidil brand. Minoxidil is now the most publicised treatment available for male pattern baldness and was the first treatment approved by the FDA for Androgenetic alopecia and studies have shown that solutions of minoxidil are effective in initiating and promoting hair growth in individuals with male pattern alopecia.
NIZORAL SHAMPOO (Ketaconazole 2%) contains a broad-spectrum antifungal, which inhibits the growth of yeast and other fungal infections providing relief from dandruff. Ketaconazole is also known to have anti androgenic effects. Recent research indicates that long term use of Nizoral Shampoo may have some benefit the treatment of Androgenetic alopecia.
SAW PALMETTO EXTRACT Natural-Hair can supply Saw Palmetto in capsules, which is sold under the brand name Prostaguard. Prostaguard is a natural supplement with each tablet containing the following:
Zinc Gluconate - 112.5mg
Saw Palmetto- 500mg
Vitamin B6- 75mg.
These ingredients plus others included in Prostaguard have been documented as having anti-androgenic effects and may be effective in treating Androgenetic alopecia.
SKINOREN (Azelaic acid) like Retin-A is more commonly used in the treatment of acne and other skin conditions and is not indicated for the treatment of alopecia. However recently the potential effect of using azelaic acid in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia has been recognised and azelaic acid is a popular product for the treatment of pattern hairloss. Many specialists recommend a combination of one or more treatment. Natural-Hair recommends using minoxidil in conjunction with a DHT reducing product such as Nizoral Shampoo or Saw Palmetto Extract.
RETIN-A (Tretinoin) is sold under the trademark Retin-A. Retin-A was originally used in the treatment of acne and other skin disorders. While Retin-a is not normally indicated for the treatment of alopecia, studies have shown however that Retin-A alone or in combination with minoxidil can result in moderate to good hairgrowth in individuals with Androgenetic Alopecia and Alopecia Areata
04-30-2002, 03:08 PM #4
BUMP good post for everyone
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