How effective really is the drug Ruxolitinib in the treatment of Alopecia Areata?

The drug is from Novartis and acts in the auto immune system. It is supposed to be applied for the treatment of myelofibrosis. Do you know anything about this medication?

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How effective really is the drug Ruxolitinib in the treatment of Alopecia Areata?

Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated. Women started to experience balding even more in the last 2 decades. It is getting more and more common also in women population. However it is also good to know that this problem is also treatable when it is present in women.

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Other treatment options are available for alopecia areata

Ruxolitinib is a monoclonal antibody that is FDA approved used for rheumatoid arthritis. It has been shown in limited studies to regrow hair in rats. A very small subset of patients tested have had initial growth of hair, however it is not FDA approved for alopecia areata, and long term results are unknown. Other treatment options are available for alopecia areata.

Craig L. Ziering, DO
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How effective really is the drug Ruxolitinib in the treatment of Alopecia Areata?

Thanks for your query. Ruxolitinib is a biological drug that works on immunomodulation. It works best for myelofibrosis. There are various treatment options available for alopecia areata like intralesional steroids; topical immunomodulators, minoxidil, etc. hope it helps

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This is still a relatively new treatment. I have great results with progesterone and PRP injections in the scalp. Also hair transplants are another option. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

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This is a new drug for the treatment of alopecia areata. There may be value for genetic alopecia but it is to early to know this

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