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Figure 1: Hair count changes from baseline are displayed as hair per cm2 (absolute) or per cent (relative) changes from baseline in a series of clinical studies. (a) The mean absolute and relative hair count changes from baseline are shown for active (plain black bars) versus placebo groups (empty or hatched bars). Active groups included topical 2%–5% minoxidil + propylene glycol (PG M 2%–5%), 5% minoxidil foam (Foam M 5%), or daily oral finasteride 1 mg or dutasteride 0.5 or 0.1 mg (Oral active). The vehicle in topical placebo groups contained the same concentration propylene glycol (PG placebo empty bars) as the active topical lotions, foam (without PG) in one single study (foam placebo; oblique hatched bars), and oral placebo (vertical hatched bars). Placebo source data appear in table while the mean drug associated changes were taken from the tables published in the S3 report.[4] (b) Displays net mean hair count either as the absolute or relative change. The “net effect” was obtained by deducting the absolute or relative changes reported in placebo groups from those given in active groups for topical lotions (speckled bar, PG M 2%-5% minoxidil), foam (empty bar, Foam M 5% minoxidil), and oral preparations (vertical hatched bar; Oral Active)

Figure 1: Hair count changes from baseline are displayed as hair per cm<sup>2</sup> (absolute) or per cent (relative) changes from baseline in a series of clinical studies. (a) The mean absolute and relative hair count changes from baseline are shown for active (plain black bars) versus placebo groups (empty or hatched bars). Active groups included topical 2%–5% minoxidil + propylene glycol (PG M 2%–5%), 5% minoxidil foam (Foam M 5%), or daily oral finasteride 1 mg or dutasteride 0.5 or 0.1 mg (Oral active). The vehicle in topical placebo groups contained the same concentration propylene glycol (PG placebo empty bars) as the active topical lotions, foam (without PG) in one single study (foam placebo; oblique hatched bars), and oral placebo (vertical hatched bars). Placebo source data appear in table while the mean drug associated changes were taken from the tables published in the S3 report.<sup>[4]</sup> (b) Displays net mean hair count either as the absolute or relative change. The “net effect” was obtained by deducting the absolute or relative changes reported in placebo groups from those given in active groups for topical lotions (speckled bar, PG M 2%-5% minoxidil), foam (empty bar, Foam M 5% minoxidil), and oral preparations (vertical hatched bar; Oral Active)