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Generally no. Female hair loss can present in many different ways and can be a little bit more complex than male hair loss. Your presentation may be across your entire scalp where you feel your hair is thinning out all over (diffuse thinning), you may be seeing more of your scalp in the parting, noticing that your hair is shedding much more than before, your hair may feel dry, damaged and brittle, you may be losing it from the front and sides, or experiencing a bald patch. All of these presentations can be treated with The Hairy Pill®. If you feel your hair loss is presenting differently to what is listed above and you'd like to discuss this further, please reach out and we'll happily discuss further.
That's an easy one! The Hairy Pill® treatment is prescribed by the doctor specifically for you, based on your current medications (amongst other important information you provide). The pharmacist will also confirm all of your current medications with you before producing your treatment. In this way, we can ensure any contraindications are avoided, ensuring your comfort and making sure the treatment is safe to take.
Yes, a very large percentage of supplements (vitamins, protein shakes, powders etc.) can be taken in conjunction with The Hairy Pill®. If you sign up to our treatment, please provide a comprehensive list of all of your medications and supplements (both prescription and non-prescription) for the doctor and pharmacist to make an accurate assessment. If you're on our treatment and looking to add any further medications or supplements to your routine, please reach out and let us know, so we can make sure everything is fine to use in conjunction.
There are some significant hormonal changes in your life that can lead to short-term hair loss and sometimes this will be recoverable and will not require treatment. If you've just had a baby and finished breastfeeding for instance, and noticed hair loss during or after the pregnancy, give your body six months to see if your hair will recover. In some cases of pregnancy your hair will recover and won't require treatment if given time. In a smaller number of cases this will kick-start ongoing and progressive hair loss. Menopause can also cause hair loss and giving your body some time to recover before moving to treatment can be a good option. If you've had hair loss before either pregnancy or menopause (or any significant hormonal changes) and this has exacerbated the issue, it's much more likely you're part of the 50% of Australian women that will have progressive and ongoing hair loss and you would be a great candidate for treatment.
No sorry! Once you've finished breastfeeding we'd love to welcome you on board. Many prescription medications are not safe to take when trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding, and The Hairy Pill® is no different. If you have any further questions around this topic, please always feel welcome to reach out.
That's no problem at all! The Hairy Pill® will very likely replace your current treatment, either by matching your current dose of a particular active ingredient (if relevant), and/or by converting your treatment (e.g. from topical to oral) all in the one single compounded pill. Depending on your current treatment program, it's also possible for you to finish it in conjunction with our treatment, so you don't have to waste any product. If you need any further information on this, it will be provided by the pharmacist when you order, or alternatively reach out and ask our team anytime.
Stimulation of growth elsewhere (other than concentrated on the head) is a rare side effect of the medication and is dose related tending to occur at the much higher dosing range (which isn't necessary for most patients). This means the vast majority of people don't experience additional stimulation (95%), and in the rare case it happens, we can make a change to the dose to remove the unwanted growth immediately. It can also subside by itself over time if you are intent on continuing at the same dose. In half the incidences of stimulation of growth other than the head, it will present in a positive manner by increasing the growth of your eye lashes, eye brows and nails. As the doctor's use low doses to begin treatment, and the medication is compounded each time by the pharmacist, we have a high degree of control with regard to outcomes over the long-term.
This is very easily managed! Any specific allergies will be taken into account by the doctor and the pharmacist, and the treatment will be sure not to contain any allergens when produced. If you have a particular intolerance (such as gluten), please note the treatment contains no gluten. If you're vegan, or for religious reasons you don't want any animal traces present in the medication, the pharmacist will use vegetable capsules instead. We have an option to suit all situations.
There is a very low incidence of side effects with the treatment (less than 2% of patients). If you happen to be in this category, please don't be concerned, simply communicate with us immediately. There is no need to "push through" and keep having side effects because you want results. We can have a doctor consult with you, and provide recommendations to remove side effects (many are transient meaning they will go away without medical intervention) or the doctor can make a dose and/or ingredient change to try and remove the side effect immediately. We will organise a new bottle of medication for you immediately if this is required.