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How do medications treat hair disorders?

Minoxidil is applied directly to the scalp for hair loss in that area. Finasteride, an oral drug, which is only taken by men, blocks hormones that cause hair loss. Both of these medications can prevent the process of hair loss but only work as long as they are taken. Eflornithine is a medication cream that has been known to slow the growing process for conditions of excessive hair growth.

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