Nizoral shampoo (Ketoconazole 2%) contains a broad-spectrum antifungal, which inhibits the growth of yeast and other fungal infections providing relief from dandruff. Ketoconazole is also known to have anti-androgenic effects. Recent research indicates that long term use of Nizoral Shampoo may have some benefit to the treatment of Androgenetic alopecia.
Groups of individuals have discovered that Nizoral (when used regularly) is a very useful alopecia treatment, once again it would appear that the role of a substance for the treatment of hair-loss is stumbled upon accidentally!
Nizoral contains a chemical called ketoconazole. It is known that when ketoconazole is ingested orally, it inhibits the binding of androgens to receptors in the body and this would include the binding of DHT to hair-follicle receptors.
This shampoo is beneficial in combination with Rogaine. You can use Nizoral 1-3 a week only with a doctor's recommendation. However, the use of oral ketoconazole is NOT recommended for many reasons, mainly because this method would present itself as a toxin and ultimately damage the liver. But topical ketoconazole (as contained in Nizoral shampoo) shows itself to have a "weak" anti-DHT binding effect in the scalp.
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