What drugs may interact with Minoxidil?
This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.
To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.
Drugs with known interactions:
- Other antihypertensive agents
- Occlusive ointment preparations
If you experience an adverse drug interaction, inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.
Does food or alcohol interact with Minoxidil?
This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Minoxidil?
This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Angina pectoris
- Chronic heart failure
- Myocardial infarction
- Kidney impairment
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.
What is the dose for an adult?
Initially, take 5 mg per day. Gradually increase the dose every 3 days or more to 40 mg or 50 mg, either as a single or in 2 divided doses per day. The maximum dose is 100 mg a day.
Stimulating hair growth
Men: Using 2% or 5% solution, apply 1 mL of product to the scalp 2 times per day. For 5% foam or aerosol, apply half a capful to the scalp 2 times per day.
Women: Using 2% solution, apply 1 mL of product to the scalp 2 times per day. For 5% foam or aerosol, apply half a capful to the scalp 2 times per day.
What is the dose for a child?
Initially, give 200 mcg per kilogram a day. Increase the dose every 3 days or more by 100 to 200 mcg per kg, either as a single or in 2 divided doses per day. The maximum dose is 50 mg a day.
How is Minoxidil available?
Minoxidil is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Oral tablet 2.5 mg, 10 mg
- Topical foam: 5%
- Topical solution: 2%, 5%
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.