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Minoxidil oral is a prescribed medicine used for lowering blood pressure that is not adequately controlled with other medications and is causing damage to vital organs. It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once or twice a day. Although most people tolerate the drug well, side effects may occur and can include headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
What Is Minoxidil Oral?Minoxidil oral (Loniten®) is a prescription blood pressure medication approved to treat severe hypertension (high blood pressure). Because of the potential for serious side effects, minoxidil oral is only used to treat blood pressure that is damaging organs in the body and is not adequately controlled with other, safer blood pressure medications. It is used in combination with other blood pressure medications.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, minoxidil oral can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Growth and darkening of fine body hair
- Swelling or weight gain caused by fluid retention (edema).