Bimatoprost (PG Analog) Clinical Trials in Phase II

   
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June 18, 2011, 12:21 AM

“Allergan, the company that makes Latisse, is conducting safety and efficacy testing of three formulations of the drug for men with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness).

The first phase of the trials is now complete and the study has moved into phase II. In this phase, the pharmaceutical company will be studying the results of the same three formulations of the drug, but this time they will be comparing them to results of a control option and also an over-the-counter minoxidil 5% solution.

This study is scheduled to begin in June 2011 and end in September 2011. It is important to note that bimatoprost is not yet FDA approved for the treatment of scalp hair loss.”


http://www.bernsteinmedical.com/hairtransplantblog/what-is-the-status-of-the-latisse-for-hair-loss-study/

Sounds promising!  These could be great for all of us who have moderate hair loss. 

 

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June 20, 2011, 11:19 PM

How does it work?  DHT blocker or growth stimulant a la minoxidil?

 

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June 21, 2011, 01:51 AM

It acts like a prostaglandin, ie, it is a prostaglandin analog.  Prostaglandins are strange things, go to wikipedia and look them up.  They are very diverse and not very well understood.  Essential fatty acids from say black currant oil and borage oil along with dha, help release and regulate your prostaglandins in a beneficial way.  That is one of the reasons why consuming those oils are good for your hair.

Bimatoprost is a topical prostaglandin analog that you can put on your scalp to directly target your follicles.  It is a hair stimulant, supposedly around 10 times better than minoxidil without any of the nasty sides.  So it is way more powerful, longer lasting and has less sides than minoxidil. 

 

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