Finasteride (Propecia) Finasteride is a prescription drug for men and is taken orally once a day. Women should not take or handle the tablets because Finasteride can cause birth defects. Studies indicate that Finasteride stops hair loss on the scalp and can regrow hair. We recommend that all hair loss patients, including those with hair transplants take Finasteride. Minoxidil (Rogaine) Minoxidil is a topical non-prescription medicine available to men and women. It is sprayed on the scalp twice a day. For some, the hair growth is very thin and studies show that Minoxidil works best on those younger than 30 who have been losing their hair for five years or less. We also urge you to ask about two revolutionary topical treatments, 82M & 82F which can be found on our website.