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.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Loniten and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Loniten and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Minoxidil Oral to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Minoxidil Oral Dosage for more information.)