Generally this medicine is for treating stomach ulcers and heart burns. It was later discovered that it can also be used for treating hair loss. But how does a heart and stomach medicine treat hair loss?
Tagament (Cimetidine) is a histamine blocking medicine that is prescribed for treating gastric disorders, ulcers and controlling stomach acid levels.
While both problems seem unrelated to hair fall. There is a possible relationship between the treatment methods. Tagament can recommended for both problems.
Tagamet treats stomach ulcer by controlling the production of harmful acid. This medicine also works against androgens. This hormone is responsible for androgenic alopecia. Also known as male/female pattern hair loss.
In small capacity, tagamet has DHT and androgen controlling abilities. In excess quantity both are responsible for destroying hair follicles and causing hair loss problems.
There is ongoing study to further extract the compounds that will stop hair loss. So far there are mix results regarding this matter.
As always, nothing is too good to be true. There are pros and cons to everything. Here are the cons of using tagament.
Cimetidine will work against DHT and androgens to prevent hair loss, it is not an ideal solution. Additionally the FDA does not approve of using cimetidine for hair loss.
All or any use is kept secret from the authorities. It is also unsafe for the following type of people.
It is available via both prescription or just a casual purchase. It comes in the form of liquid and pills. But we strongly advise to take it only if the doctors tell you to. Or you keep your doctor informed before you start using it.
There were clinical studies done to check the effects of tagament on women with hair loss. But high doses in men resulted in sexual and other side effects.
So far we can say for sure that the cons out weight the pros. It is best to not use this for hair loss. But if you insist then ask your doctor for a better opinion and safer alternative.