Hypertension Home > Discussing Minoxidil Oral Use With Your Doctor
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderTalk with your healthcare provider prior to taking minoxidil oral if you have:
- Pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor of the adrenal gland
- A rare blood disorder called cryoglobulinemia
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure (CHF)
- A history of a heart attack, especially in the past month
- Angina (chest pain)
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A history of hemolytic anemia or thrombocytopenia (a low platelet level)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Loniten and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Loniten and Breastfeeding).
Dosing Information for Minoxidil OralThe dosage of minoxidil oral your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your blood pressure
- How you respond to the medication
- Your age
- Your weight (in children)
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.