Oral Spironolactone for Hair Loss in Females
Stop hormonal hair loss and regrow your hair with this prescription solution for thinning hair in women. With just one pill a day, clinically-proven oral spironolactone lowers levels of the hormone known to cause pattern hair loss and reduces its impact on hair follicles. The result? Thicker, healthier hair.
How the Treatment Works
With a simple once-a-day tablet, spironolactone treats hair loss by reducing production of androgen hormones and limiting their impact.
Spironolactone: A type of medication called an anti-androgen. Clinically shown to stop the progression of hair loss and regrow hair by lowering testosterone and DHT and blocking their effects on hair follicles.
How to Access a Prescription
- Complete a virtual consultation and have your case reviewed by a specialist physician.
- A doctor will review your information to determine your eligibility.
- If you're issued a prescription, your treatment will be delivered directly to your doorstep.
* This page was medically reviewed by Dr. Christina Han, MD FRCPC
* Oral spironolactone has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of female pattern hair loss. Only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a licensed healthcare provider.
How Does Spironolactone for Female Hair Loss Work?
Studies have shown that spironolactone stops hair loss from worsening and gives hair a chance to regrow in 70-80% of cases of female pattern hair loss (Sinclair et al., 2005 and Famenini et al., 2015). Unlike other medications commonly used to treat female pattern hair loss, spironolactone works in two unique ways.
Block Hormone Production
DHT, a hormone that triggers pattern hair loss, is made from testosterone. Spironolactone prevents this from happening by reducing testosterone production.
Reduce Hormonal Effects
To take effect, DHT needs to bind with specific areas of the hair follicle. Spironolactone stops this from happening by binding first and blocking access to these areas.
Does Spironolactone Work for Female Hair Loss?
How To Use Spironolactone for Female Hair Loss
Here are some best practices for making the most of your hair loss treatment.
How to use
It's important to follow the dosing instructions provided to you by your doctor. We generally recommend taking your tablet at the same time each day, with or without food.
Most women will need to take spironolactone once a day, however, your doctor may recommend a different dosing schedule based on your needs. If you're ever unsure, you can always refer to your prescription or contact your prescribing physician.
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