A new drug has been FDA approved for hair loss. Actually it was a drug used for another purpose and already on the market. The drug is called Lumigan. Over time it was accidentally discovered that it could grow hair. How could this happen? The drug was being used for glaucoma and has been used for several years by glaucoma patients. When the drops were applied in the eye they would leak out of the side of the eye.
This exposure to the medicine on the face caused hair to grow at the side of the eyes. So the drug maker, Allergan decided to first offer this drug for increasing the length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.It’s now being marketed and sold for that purpose with the new name of Lumigan while the drug is still also being marketed for glaucoma. Now this is for eyelashes.
They’re working on the hair loss drug now andThey will probably change the name from lumigan eye drops but the chemical name will still be based on Lumigan and it will be more potent than the version of Lumigan for eyelashes. Because it is an established drug it will not have to go through as many rigid procedures in order to get it approved for this use. If they didn’t change the potency you could use it right now for hair loss.