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Compounding pharmacy may offer a concortion solution that has a combination of any of the following ingredients: minoxidil with concentration 2% to 15%, finasteride typically at 0.1% or 0.2%, azelaic acid varing from 1% to 12.5%, ketoconazole in the range of 1% to 2%, progesterone typically at 1% to 2.5%.
Because the solution is cusomized and it is labor intensive and requires special skill to compound, it comes with a great price tag, it generally costs over 100 bucks per 60 mL solution.
Finasteride pill (brand name Propecia) is one of the only two FDA approved products for hair loss treatment. Topical finasteride has been explored by many users to lower side effects of finasteride pill. This blog will discuss (1) if the topical finasteride works, (2) whether it has less side effect, (3) the best way to avoid side effects, (4) how to compound topical finasteride yourself, (5) where to buy premade solution, and (6) how to make the best topical finasteride. Other commonly asked questions will also be discussed.