Minoxidil is an over-the-counter medicine given to people experiencing hair fall or baldness. By the way, the contribution of this medicine to hair growth is most prominent. Apart from this, doctors can also give this medicine to control blood pressure. While this medicine is available in liquid form for baldness and hair growth, it is consumed in tablet form for problems like blood pressure.

In this article, we are explaining in detail the side effects of using Minoxidil -

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  1. What is minoxidil?
  2. What are the side effects of minoxidil?
  3. Can minoxidil be taken with other medicines?
  4. Who should not use Minoxidil?
  5. Takeaway
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Minoxidil was created primarily as an oral medication to control high blood pressure, but it was later discovered to have a notable side effect - hair growth. At the same time, now it is mainly available in the market in the form of liquid to be applied on the scalp to cure male and female pattern baldness. This medicine plays an important role in stimulating the hair follicles on the scalp, but despite this, one may have to face some side effects due to its use.

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The effects of Minoxidil on hair and scalp are negligible, but its use can cause some side effects on physical health, which are mentioned below -

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Taking other medicines, vitamin supplements or herbs along with Minoxidil tablets can cause problems. Therefore, if you consume any kind of medicine or herbal products, then definitely inform the doctor about it. The doctor will tell you the correct way to take the medicines so that any kind of side effects can be avoided.

Note: If you take minoxidil with any other blood pressure medicine, there is a risk that your blood pressure may drop significantly.

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Minoxidil should not be used in the following situations -

  • Problem of adrenal medulla tumor.
  • During pregnancy.
  • Lactating women.
  • Senior citizen.

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Minoxidil is a beneficial medicine for hair fall or baldness, but users should be aware of possible side effects. If any side effect persists for a long time or worsens, contact a doctor without delay. At the same time, if someone is taking this medicine for blood pressure, then he should not take it without consulting the doctor.

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