View Full Version : Custom Compounding Minoxidil

04-26-2009, 02:54 PM
Hi folks,
was wondering if someone could help me out with my particular problem. Background details: 46, been balding since 20, I respond to minoxidil but has to be compounded in a very particular way, pharmacy I used to use doesn't make it anymore.

I'm trying to find a pharmacy and/or dr. who would be willing to experiement with me in compounding a minoxidil solution that we can tweak and fine tune so that we get it to work properly for me. I know my experience is not at all typical, but the way it's compounded seems to have an enormous impact for how it absorbs into my skin. I respond to a solution of propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol water and I think heat in dissolving it for it to absorb properly for me. It's difficult to find pharmacists and/or doctors who are willing to work with someone who needs some customized treatment.

I can provide more details upon request. The exasperating thing about this whole situation is that I can have a hair regrowth "solution" (no pun intended) IF I can just get access to a supply custom made for me.

I live in the Washington DC area. Any recommendations, advice, references to doctors or pharmacists are welcome!

Thanks in advance!

Dr James DeYarman
04-28-2009, 12:26 PM
Dr Lee will compound minoxidil for you. His site is minoxidil.com
Good luck.
Dr DeYarman

05-30-2011, 06:31 PM
Now that Dr. Lee no longer sells minoxidil, is there another source for high-strength?

(I used Dr. Lee's formulations for many years and hate to go back to 5%)