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EBNESINA 2007, 10(3 And 4): 46-49 Back to browse issues page
Drugs for Alopecia and Flight
K Ghazizadeh
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Alopecia in males isn't disease, but is a physiological process due to body hormonal changes. Now, there are several methods for prevention and theatment of Alopecia. Minoxidil (Local) and finastride (oral) are common drugs for this problem which are overthe- counter drugs. It is necessary to Know about application of this drugs during flight with regard to critical conditions in flight and easily access to this drugs. In this article, we review the usability of these drugs for air crew during flight. In the military section: In Candia air force, Pilots are restricted to fly with or as copilot while taking these drugs. These drugs may be used by aircrew other than pilot after a 7 day grounding period to ascertain in any potential side-effects. In the civil section: FAA authorizes use of topical medications that promote hair growth (Rogaine, minoxidil) for flight duty. Oral medications such as propecia (finisteride) and procaine are allowed if there are no side effects after aground test period.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/03/7 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3
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Ghazizadeh K. Drugs for Alopecia and Flight. EBNESINA. 2007; 10 (3 and 4) :46-49
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