Telogen Effluvium Medication

Updated: Jun 13, 2018
  • Author: Elizabeth CW Hughes, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.

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Vasodilators

Class Summary

The mechanism of action in the treatment of telogen effluvium is unknown.

Minoxidil (Loniten, Rogaine)

Minoxidil relaxes arteriolar smooth muscle, causing vasodilation; hair growth effects are secondary to vasodilation.

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