Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication. It also slows hair loss and promotes hair regrowth in some people. Now off-patent, it is available over the counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia.
Minoxidil was developed in the late 1950s by the Upjohn Company (later became part of Pfizer) to treat ulcers. In trials using dogs, the compound did not cure ulcers, but proved to be a powerful vasodilator. Upjohn synthesized over 200 variations of the compound, including the one it developed in 1963 and named minoxidil. When Upjohn received permission from the FDA to test the new drug as medicine for hypertension they approached Charles A. Chidsey MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.He conducted two studies and witnessed unexpected hair growth. In August 18, 1988 the FDA finally approved the drug for treating baldness in men under the trade name ‘Rogaine’.
Cosmetic Raw Materials
Pharma Compounds & Neutraceuticals
|Appearance||white crystalline powder|
|Storage Conditions||Room temperature|
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