Generic Minoxidil is an effective treatment for hair loss and it takes around few months to show significant result. It is not an ingestible drugs but an application which should be applied on the scalp or effected region. Since this medication is directly applied to the affected area it starts its function faster. Its chore activity is to reach to the root of hairs and enhance its condition by providing required nutrients.
It reduces the amount of DHT also known as Dihydrotestosterone, which is responsible for stimulating hair loss. This is done by undermining the activities of enzymes known as alpha reductase type 5, which converts testosterones into DHT, resulting in hair loss. It enhances the blood vessels in the scalp which augments the supply of nutrients and oxygen to reach to the follicles of the hairs.