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General Information on Minoxidil oral

Generic Name : Minoxidil oral

Pronunciation : mi nox' I dill

Latest prescription information about Minoxidil oral. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Minoxidil oral

India- Adhair Soln, Coverit Lotion, Gromane Soln, Hair 4 U Lotion, Hairex Soln, Hygaine Soln, Inoxi Forte Topical Soln, Inoxi Topical Soln, Manexil Gel Gel, Minscalp Gel, Mintop Forte Soln, Mintop Soln, Morr F-Soln, Morr Soln, Multigain Spray, Pilogro Liqd, Rootz-M Soln, Shaltop Soln, Shaltop-A Soln, Topgain Topical Soln, Trigaine Soln, Tugain Soln.
International- Mintop, Multigain.

Why is Minoxidil oral Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a vasodilator, prescribed for hypertension. It relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

When should Minoxidil oral not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with pheochromocytoma (adrenal gland tumor) and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Minoxidil oral?

Adult- The recommended initial dose is 5 mg/day as a single dose. Maximum: 100mg/day.
Child- The initial dosage is 0.2 mg/kg/day as a single dose.

How should Minoxidil oral be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Minoxidil oral?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, a heart attack, pheochromocytoma, or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or changes in vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Minoxidil oral?

   Most common : Fluid retention accompanied body weight gain, swelling, inflammation of heart muscles and fast heart rate.
   Skin : Pigmentation, abnormal hair growth and allergic reactions.
   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting.
   Miscellaneous : Breast tenderness.

What are the other precautions for Minoxidil oral?

Monitor electrolyte counts and body weight regularly while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Minoxidil oral?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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Minoxidil5% is the same as Regaine Extra Strength. There are no differences in composition or quality because Kirkland Minoxidil 5% is actually manufactured by Pfizer, the same company that makes Regaine.

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