LITFULO, a once-daily pill, is here
LITFULO is a once-daily prescription pill for severe alopecia areata in both adults and adolescents as young as 12.
LITFULO is the newest FDA-approved treatment for severe alopecia areata. In a 48-week, randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical study, participants (261 people, ages 12+, who had lost at least half of their scalp hair due to alopecia areata) took either LITFULO or placebo (an inactive pill). Safety and effectiveness have not been studied in people under 12 years of age. Results were measured at 24 weeks. Find out more information about the study.
LITFULO may cause serious side effects, including:
serious infections, increased risk of death, cancer and immune system problems, increased risk of major cardiovascular events, blood clots, allergic reactions, and changes in certain laboratory test results. For more information, talk to your doctor or learn more about the most important information about LITFULO.
Results with LITFULO
Before & After Photos
Significant hair regrowth was seen
in just 6 months
Nearly 25% of adults and adolescents taking LITFULO saw significant hair regrowth that covered 80% or more of their scalp in just 6 months.*
*In 23% of adults and adolescents taking LITFULO in the clinical study.
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The most common side effects of LITFULO include:
headache; diarrhea; acne; rash; hives; inflamed hair pores (folliculitis); fever; eczema; dizziness; shingles; decreased red blood cell counts; and mouth sores, redness and swelling of the lining of your mouth. These are not all of the possible side effects of LITFULO. For more information, talk to your doctor or learn more about the most important information about LITFULO.
Getting to know LITFULO
Getting to know LITFULO
How LITFULO Works
A look at LITFULO and alopecia areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. In people with alopecia areata, their own immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles at the root, causing hair to fall out. Typically, hair is protected from an immune system attack, but in alopecia areata, this protection is lost.
LITFULO is a prescription medicine that works inside the body to treat severe alopecia areata. Take a closer look at how LITFULO works below.
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Talking to a Doctor
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It's important to talk openly with your dermatologist about your hair history and how alopecia areata affects your daily life. Create a personalized Doctor Discussion Guide to share at your next appointment and ask your dermatologist if LITFULO might be right for you.
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Capture your progress
While taking LITFULO, be sure to take photos over time to track any changes that you see. Share these photos with your dermatologist, so they can see the full picture of your progress. You may find that these photos are inspirational—a reminder of why you’re on this journey.
Here are some tips on capturing your very own “before and after” photos.