Currently, there are only two medications that have been approved by the FDA to treat androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss). These include Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil). Both were approved by the FDA over twenty years ago. While treatments like Nizoral (ketoconazole) have been shown to be somewhat effective in treating male pattern baldness, to date there have been no other medications or treatments approved by the FDA. But what if a solution contains both finasteride and minoxidil? Would that be even more effective than either treatment alone? In this article, we discuss Morr F a topical hair loss solution.
What Is In Morr F?
Morr F is a topical hair loss treatment that combines both minoxidil and finasteride in one topical solution. The exact formulation varies from 5% minoxidil to 10% minoxidil, but finasteride is always 0.1%. However, the use of topical finasteride remains to be somewhat controversial, as there is very little clinical evidence proving it’s efficacy. With that said, there is some anecdotal and very limited clinical data suggesting finasteride can be effective when absorbed topically.
Are There Clinical Studies?
Unfortunately, the clinical studies and data available is limited. However, there was one study that tested a small group of fifty males aged 20-40 with hereditary hair loss. All of the participants were previously treated with minoxidil and oral finasteride for two years before participating in the study. Five of the participants discontinued the treatment for a period of eight to twelve months for an undisclosed reason, but resumed the treatment after stopping. Out of the forty five participants who underwent continuous treatment 84.4% maintained their hair density with the topical minoxidil-finasteride combination.
Morr F Side Effects
Sadly, the study did not go into detail whether any of the fifty participants experienced negative side effects from the treatment. However, systemic absorption does occur with topical applications. Therefore, topical and oral finasteride may potentially cause negative side effects in some individuals. However, the incidence rate may be significantly lower with applying the drug topically. Unfortunately, there are no studies to compare the incidence rate of negative side effects from topical finasteride, as opposed to oral finasteride.
While the notion of localized topical treatment without any negative side effects sounds intriguing, the truth of the matter is some systemic absorption will occur. However, the minoxidil-finasteride topical combination sounds promising at least on paper. Ultimately, more clinical studies are necessary to compare the incidence rate of negative side effects and effectiveness with topical minoxidil-finasteride combination. With that said, the few clinical studies available sound promising. Do you want to know more about Morr F and other solutions for thinning hair? Visit our hair restoration forum and learn what really works from recovered bald men and women.
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