Minoxidil works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily. This helps to lower blood pressure. Minoxidil has other effects that could be bothersome for some patients. These include increased hair growth, weight gain, fast heartbeat, and chest pain.
Does Oral minoxidil cause high blood pressure?
Warnings for people with certain health conditions
For people with an adrenal medulla tumor: Do not take minoxidil if you have an adrenal medulla tumor (pheochromocytoma). It may cause high blood pressure.
Is it safe to use minoxidil with high blood pressure?
Hypertension (high blood pressure)—Topical minoxidil has not been studied in patients who have these conditions, but more serious problems may develop for these patients if they use more medicine than is recommended over a large area and too much minoxidil is absorbed into the body.
What are the side effects of oral minoxidil?
Common side effects of Minoxidil include:
- tiredness, and.
- temporary edema (swelling) while taking this medication, especially during the first few weeks as your body adjusts to the lower blood pressure. This is normal.
How fast does minoxidil work for blood pressure?
After a dose of minoxidil, your blood pressure usually starts to decrease within 30 minutes. You’ll notice the maximum effect of the medication after several days.
Is it safe to take oral minoxidil?
The doses we use for hair loss are low and overall, it is considered to be a safe treatment. The most common side effects are increased hair on other areas of the body, ankle swelling, headaches, and a skin rash.
When should I take oral minoxidil?
You may be asked to take the medication daily or every other day. Doses of minoxidil for hair loss are considered ‘low dose’. This is because the doses uses for hair loss are a lot lower than the doses which are used for conditions such as hypertension. The doses used for hypertension are 10-40mg per day.
Does minoxidil cause blood pressure?
Minoxidil works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of your blood vessels. This means that your blood vessels widen, which reduces your blood pressure and allows blood and oxygen to circulate more freely around your body.
|Type of medicine||A vasodilator antihypertensive medicine|
Does minoxidil cause fast heart rate?
As a vasodilator, minoxidil causes an increase in blood supply, which can also increase your heart rate.
What are the negative effects of minoxidil?
Minoxidil topical side effects
- severe scalp irritation;
- unwanted growth of facial hair;
- chest pain, fast heartbeats;
- swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
- headache, dizziness, confusion; or.
- flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
Who should not take oral minoxidil?
Who can have oral minoxidil treatment? You should not have this treatment if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. All women of childbearing potential must use effective contraception during the treatment course and for 1 month after to prevent pregnancy.
Can topical minoxidil cause low blood pressure?
Learning points. Topical minoxidil may cause symptomatic hypotension.
Does Oral minoxidil work better?
Conclusion: Oral minoxidil was found to be an effective and well-tolerated treatment alternative for healthy patients having difficulty with topical formulations.