top of page

Bicalutamide 0.2% - 0.5% Topical Scalp Serum (Alcohol Free)

Bicalutamide 0.2% - 0.5%  Topical Scalp Serum (Alcohol Free)

The active ingredient in this formulation is Bicalutamide, in either 0.2% or 0.5%. Bicalutamide is prescribed for women’s hair loss by blocking the effects of the male hormone (androgen) and is said to be a pure non steroidal androgen receptor blocker. It is closely related to another antiandrogen called flutamide. We don’t use flutamide much any more. Women with genetic hair loss and frontal fibrosing alopecia may benefit from bicalutamide.

Grow back hair

Personalised Hair Growth Treatments

Grow back hair

Ongoing Clinical Guidance and Support

Grow back hair

Medical Consultation Required

Formula Information

GrowBack's Bicalutamide 0.5% Scalp Serum is a specially compounded liquid formulation designed for topical application to the scalp. This unique blend of active ingredients is dispensed in a dropper bottle for precise and controlled administration, ensuring targeted treatment for a variety of hair loss and scalp conditions. Bicalutamide blocks the effects of the male hormone (androgen) and is said to be a pure non steroidal androgen receptor blocker. Women with genetic hair loss and frontal fibrosing alopecia may benefit from bicalutamide. Bicalutamide only works while it’s taken. It must be taken on-going to maintain the benefits. If women with genetic hair loss decide to stop Bicalutamide, the benefits are lost in 6 months and hair density goes back to the way it was before starting the drug. For women with genetic hair loss, Bicalutamide only works while it’s taken. It must be taken forever to maintain the benefits. If women with genetic hair loss decide to stop Bicalutamide, the benefits are lost in 6 months and hair density goes back to the way it was before starting the drug. For women with frontal fibrosing alopecia, Bicalutamide helps calm down or ‘inactive’ the disease. Unlike genetic hair loss, it may be possible for some women with frontal fibrosing alopecia to stop their Bicalutamide at some point and not lose further hair. This is assuming they do not have any androgenetic alopecia. If they do have androgenetic alopecia, the drug might need to be used on-going. When used as directed, this formulation is safe and effective. It is important for patients to adhere to our prescribers instructions for use and not to exceed the recommended dosage or frequency of application. Potential side effects may include scalp irritation, dryness, and itching. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional if these or any other side effects occur. The carrier agent used to deliver the active ingredient to your scalp is free from the potentially harsh chemicals ethanol and propylene glycol. We opted for a highly spreadable hydrophilic solution containing mineral salts of vegetable origin (TrichoSol™). Making this an alcohol-free treatment. Base solution (TrichoSol™): Aqua, lactic Acid, polysorbate 80, lavandula officinalis water parfum phenoxyethanol, rosmarinus officinalis leaf oil, ethylhexylglycerin, BHT, juniperus communis fruit oil, juniperus virginiana wood oil, amyris balsamifera bark oil, lavandula angustifolia herb oil, melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil. If you have any questions about GrowBack's Bicalutamide 0.2% - 0.5% Scalp Serum , please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to provide the information and support you need.

How Does It Work

Bicalutamide blocks the effects of the male hormone (androgen) and is said to be a pure non steroidal androgen receptor blocker. Women with genetic hair loss and frontal fibrosing alopecia may benefit from bicalutamide. Making this formulation an effective treatment for conditions such as Alopecia, Androgenic Alopecia and Menopausal Female Pattern Hair Loss. This combination is best suited to women with gentic hair loss over the age of 40. Women with genetic hair loss and frontal fibrosing alopecia may benefit from bicalutamide.

Possible Side Effects

Like all medicines, your Personalised Scalp Application can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Personalised Scalp Applications may cause the following side effects of unknown frequency (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data): • Skin irritation may occur. If this happens stop using the product. • Unwanted non-scalp hair has occasionally been reported. Always wash your hands thoroughly after application and if you accidentally apply the solution to parts of the body other than the scalp, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. • Scalp irritation such as local redness, itchiness, dryness, flaky skin have all been reported. This may be due to propylene glycol in the product. This is usually only a temporary effect, but if it is persistent, you should stop using this product. • Temporary hair loss may occur during the first 2 – 6 weeks of use. This is likely to be because of a change within the growth cycle and it should stop within a couple of weeks. If this hair loss continues for longer than 2 weeks, stop using the product and talk to your prescribing pharmacist. • Change in hair colour and / or texture may occur. Please be aware that this treatment may take up to 4-6 months of regular use to show noticeable results. What are the side effects of Bicalutamide for women? The following are side effects to be aware of : • Mood changes (anxiety & depression) • Decreased libido (sex drive) • Difficulty concentrating • Enlargement of breast tissue and sometimes breast tenderness • Bicalutamide can not be used by pre-menopausal women who are planning pregnancy or may become pregnant. Bicalutamide can seriously harm a baby if a female user were to get pregnant • Weight gain • Skin Rashes • Changes in Blood Counts • Muscle pain (and increased muscle enzymes such as CK in the blood) • Hair shedding • Elevated liver enzymes (up to 11%) • Swelling in the feet and fluid retention ( 3 %) • Gastrointestinal symptoms (2 %) • Abnormal uterine bleeding (very rare) You can not donate blood while taking Bicalutamide. If a pregnant woman were to need blood, the presence of Bicalutamide in the donated blood could harm her pregnancy.

How To Use

This formulation can be used by both men and women. Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. If you are on any medication, please check with our clinical prescriber before using this formulation. Always perform a patch test before applying to the whole scalp. Apply a small amount of the scalp serum on your scalp and leave on for a few hours. Monitor and observe to check for any irritation, redness, itching or blistering. If there is of these reactions please contact us immediately. If no reactions have been observed then proceed to apply the scalp serum to the areas of treatment. On the first application only use half the dosage amount and leave overnight. If you haven't had any reactions then continue your treatment at full optimal dosing as instructed. The merit of Bicalutamide is that it has a 7 day half life, so it builds up in serum and tissue with repeated administration. This is why you should not apply Bicalutamide daily, but ja maiximum of three times a week. To apply a solution medication, we recommend the following steps: 1. Part your hair down the middle of your head. Then, use a dropper to apply the medication along the part, from the front of your scalp to the back. Make sure you continuously, but gently squeeze out small amounts of the medication as you work your way along the part with the dropper. 2. Part your hair a second and third time to the right and left of your middle part, about 2 inches down. Continuously apply the medication along each part from the front of your scalp to the back. 3. Part your hair a fourth and fifth time just above your right and left ears. Continuously apply the medication along each part from the front of your scalp to the back.

Safety Information

Talk to your prescriber: • If you suffer from heart disease, including abnormal heart rhythms or rates, angina, or chest pains and / or circulation disorders. • If you are at all unsure whether your scalp is normal and healthy. • If you, or a close relative, are suffering or has suffered cancer. • If you have had any allergic reactions to any applications. • If you are pregnant, breast feeding or are planning a family. • If you are unsure of why you have been prescribed this formula. Take special care when using this product: • Keep the product away from your eyes and mouth. • Wash your hands straight after application. • Before first use, perform a patch test as explained in initial consultation. • Store product as per dispensing label instructions. • Use pipette to measure doses. One dose is equivalent to 1ml. • Do not exceed 2ml within 24 hours. Driving and using machinery Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery. Continued use of application • You may need to use this medicine daily for at least 4 months before you see new hair growth, this is because hair growth is a slow process. • Hair growth may be soft and downy at the start but should eventually become the same as normal hair. • Once the hair has begun to re-grow, you need to continue using this medicine daily for the growth to continue. • When you stop using the medicine, the hair that has re-grown may disappear after 3-4 months and the balding / hair loss process will continue. • If you have no improvement in your hair growth after one year of use, you should discontinue treatment. • Your prescribing pharmacist will guide you each month and will monitor your hair growth progress.
bottom of page