This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition androgenetic alopecia
Treatments hcap formula, placebo
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Family Marketing
Start date May 2014
End date February 2016
Trial size 90 participants
Trial identifier NCT02150187, ProHair01


HCap Formula is composed of medicinal plants, vitamins and minerals. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of HCap Formula, a nutrition supplement for promoting hair growth in men with tendencies for hair loss.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Pill of HCap Formula every other day for 6 month during the treatment phase; Follow up phase: nothing.
hcap formula
Pill should be taken every other day during the treatment phase.
(Placebo Comparator)
Same as treatment with placebo pills
Similar pills without active ingredients

Primary Outcomes

Changes in Terminal Hair Count at 26 Weeks Compared to Baseline
time frame: Baseline, 26 Weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Global Assessment of Improvement from Baseline to 26 and 52 weeks Assessed for Vertex and Frontal Views Separately
time frame: Baseline, 26 weeks, 52 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants from 18 years up to 40 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Healthy males between 18-40 years of age. 2. No abnormality in blood tests analysis 3. Present with mild to moderate androgenic alopecia (AGA) graded IIv, IIIv, IV or V according to the Hamilton-Norwood classification 4. Willingness to use the same shampoo, refrain from change in hair style, and refrain from hair dyeing during the study. 5. Willingness to refrain from any therapy affecting hair during the study 6. Willingness to have photographs of the treated area taken. 7. Willingness to follow the treatment schedule and post treatment follow-up. 8. Willingness not participate on other studies during the study course Exclusion Criteria: General 1. Having a known allergy to any of the ingredients in the test products; 2. Participation in a study of another device or drug within one month prior to enrollment or during the study. Hair treatments/ scalp condition 3. Undergone hair transplant surgery, scalp reduction surgery 4. Having hair weave or tattooing of the alopecic area. 5. Other hair loss disorders, such as alopecia areata, scarring alopecia. 6. Suffering from any active dermatological condition in the treated area such as scalp atrophy, which in the opinion of the investigator might interfere with clinical evaluation. Medications Use of the following medications within the past 6 months: 7. Prescription or over-the-counter systemic or topical treatment specific for androgenic alopecia (such as minoxidil, finasteride, dutasteride). 8. 5α-reductase inhibitors for prostate conditions (e.g. benign prostate hyperplasia, prostate cancer) and hormone replacement therapy for transgenders 9. Medications with anti-androgenic properties (cyproterone, spironolactone, ketoconazole, flutamide, progesterone, and bicalutamide) 10. Medications that can potentially cause hypertrichosis (e.g. cyclosporine, diazoxide, phenothiazines, zidovudine, tamoxifen, carpronium chloride), 11. Medications that can potentially cause alopecia such as oral glucocorticoids, lithium, phenothiazines, tamoxifen. Use of the following medications within the past 3 months: 12. Botanicals/nutraceuticals for hair growth 13. Steroids - systemic steroids for more than 14 days (e.g. corticosteroids, anabolic steroids) or topical steroids on the area of hair loss. Other medical conditions 14. Suffering from significant concurrent illness, such as cardiac disorders, diabetes (type I or II), uncontrolled hypertension, symptomatic hypotension, hyper/hypo thyroidism, or pertinent neurological disorders. 15. Suffering from serious medical condition that could adversely affect hair loss such as immunosuppression/immune deficiency disorders (including HIV), history of cancer or having/undergoing any form of treatment for active cancer, connective tissue disorder, inflammatory bowel disease 16. As per the Investigator's discretion, any physical or mental condition which might make it unsafe for the subject to participate in this study.

Additional Information

Official title Evaluation of the Efficacy of Hcap Formula Nutrition Supplement for Treatment of Men With Androgenic Alopecia: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
Principal investigator David J Friedman, MD
Description This study consists of a treatment phase (6 months) and a follow-up phase (6 month ). Eligible subjects will be randomly assigned to receive treatment with the study medication or placebo. Subjects will visit the clinic at 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment start for safety and efficacy evaluations. HCap Formula or placebo tablets will be taken orally every other day during 6 months.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Family Marketing.