Minoxidil topical solution 5% “FCI”

Minoxidil topical solution 5% “FCI”
(Fuji Kagaku Kogyo) 60m

3,500 yen
(main unit: 3182 yen / consumption tax: 318 yen)

Class 1 Pharmaceuticals
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Approved Drug Manual
Started handling on October 1, 2019

The average life expectancy of Japanese people is increasing year by year, and even men are over 80 years old. Looking at the heads of older men passing by in town, we see many with their foreheads spreading backwards and their tops thin. This is androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Not necessarily the elderly, but progresses from puberty. It is already seen in 10% in the 30s, 30% in the 40s, and half in the 60s. Since it is a change that cannot be called an illness, few people go to a dermatologist. Recently, treatments that are not very effective at a high cost have become widespread. In such a situation, the Japanese Dermatological Association has created guidelines so that patients can receive a solid and effective treatment based on scientific evidence. This is the male pattern baldness clinical practice guideline. According to this guideline (2017 version is the latest), there are only three types of treatments that have a solid effect and are strongly recommended.

1. Oral administration of finasteride (pharmaceutical name: Propecia, finasteride)
2. Oral administration of dutasteride (pharmaceutical name: Zagallo, dutasteride)
3. External solution of minoxidil (pharmaceutical name: Reup, minoxidil)

Propecia (substance name: finasteride) and Zagallo (substance name: dutasteride) attack the growth of hair matrix cells and reduce the androgen DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which destroys them. Minoxidil (substance name: minoxidil) widens the capillaries near the hair matrix cells to distribute nutrients and necessary ingredients to the hair matrix cells. Improves the function of hair matrix cells. The advantage of minoxidil is that it goes well with Propecia and Zagallo and can be used together. In other words, you can grow hair with minoxidil while removing the cause of AGA with Propecia and Zagallo. If you have been using Propecia or Zagallo and have not used it yet, we strongly recommend that you use Minoxidil Topical Solution together. For those who have fully realized the effect with Propecia and Zagallo, but want to increase it even more, we recommend using Minoxidil Topical Solution has 1% and 5%, but 5% has a strong effect. Apply twice a day, mainly on the bald area.

* There are domestically approved drugs for external use of minoxidil. *Minoxidil oral medication is not approved in Japan.


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