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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Loniten (Overview)

Loniten is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What is the blood pressure tablets loniten (minoxidil)?

What is the blood pressure tablets loniten (minoxidil)?

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication which also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Loniten (Overview)

Loniten is a blood pressure agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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Is loniten (minoxidil) used for high blood pressure anymore, or just to make hair grow?

Is loniten (minoxidil) used for high blood pressure anymore, or just to make hair grow?

See below: Minoxidil by mouth is a potent blood pressure lowering medication.A side effect of this drug is hair growth. This side effect is used generally without lowering blood pressure by preparations which are applied topically or over the skin .There are warnings that it can lower blood pressure when applied topically if "absorbed". ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the blood pressure medicine loniten (minoxidil)?

What are the side effects of the blood pressure medicine loniten (minoxidil)?

Also called minoxil: Loniten (minoxidil) also known as Minoxidil has multiple side effects. Usually its used for pts failing max therapy with other meds. Swelling of legs, feeeling dizzy, reflexive fast heart rates, hairgrowth, pericardial effusion, just to name a few. Pts shoul be on a water pill and a beta blocker to avoid some of these effects. ...Read more

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What is the blood pressure tablets loniten (minoxidil)?

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication which also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loniten (minoxidil) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Loniten (minoxidil) allergy?

Loniten allergy: Loniten (minoxidil) = is a vasodilator used to treat hypertension(oral) or baldness (topical). An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6877/loniten-oral/details ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the blood pressure medicine loniten (minoxidil)?

Also called minoxil: Loniten (minoxidil) also known as Minoxidil has multiple side effects. Usually its used for pts failing max therapy with other meds. Swelling of legs, feeeling dizzy, reflexive fast heart rates, hairgrowth, pericardial effusion, just to name a few. Pts shoul be on a water pill and a beta blocker to avoid some of these effects. ...Read more

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Is loniten (minoxidil) used for high blood pressure anymore, or just to make hair grow?

See below: Minoxidil by mouth is a potent blood pressure lowering medication.A side effect of this drug is hair growth. This side effect is used generally without lowering blood pressure by preparations which are applied topically or over the skin .There are warnings that it can lower blood pressure when applied topically if "absorbed". ...Read more

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What is minoxidil?

A solution for hair: Originally a blood pressure pill, it has been shown to reduce scalp balding. Available otc generic 2% @ $4 a month, you apply to scalp to slow hair loss, sometimes grow new hair. The benefit requires years of religious application twice every day. There are branded products of 5% which are slightly more effective and much more expensive. ...Read more

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Does minoxidil really work?

Does minoxidil really  work?

Minoxidil Works, but: Minoxidil promotes improved hair growth from weak follicles. Twice a day, everyday until further notice, is the recommended dosage. Get a HairCheck measurement if you want to track your progress in 90 days, otherwise you'll have to wait 6-12 months to judge. OTC minox (rogaine) is weak & messy. Formula 82M compounded minoxidil goes on dry & is much more powerful. Stop the minox? Lose the result! ...Read more

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Is minoxidil safe at age of 62?

Age and Minoxidil: Minoxidil (m) is only used when other treatments have not worked well or cannot be taken. You should also take other medications to avoid the side effects of minoxidil. These medications include a diuretic to prevent the body from holding on to too much water and salt and a heart medication (such as a beta blocker including propranolol) to prevent a fast pulse. M has no age limit to its use. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) effective?

Usually: Rogaine (minoxidil) or topical Minoxidil is a scientifically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss. It is effective in slowing down or halting the hair loss in most patients with androgeneic or hereditary hair loss. That is it's main benefit. In a small percentage of users of rogaine (minoxidil) there is an appreciable amount of regrowth of hair usually in the first year of use. ...Read more

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Is rogaine (minoxidil) safe to use?

Is rogaine (minoxidil) safe to use?

probably: If you are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant rogaine (minoxidil) is safe. You should also have no history of heart disease. Once you stop using it whatever benefits is lost. It takes at least 6 months to see a response if you find you are allergic to the liquid, then you will have to use the foam twice a day. ...Read more

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How long to use minoxidil for woman?

1 year: I always have men and woman use rogaine (minoxidil) for 1 year. That way we can see how much improvement occurs. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of minoxidil?

What is the best brand of minoxidil?

Better Minox?: Minoxidil promotes improved hair growth from weak follicles. Twice a day, everyday until further notice, is the recommended dosage. Over-the-counter minox (rogaine) is weak & messy. Formula 82M compounded minoxidil goes on dry & is much more powerful. Track your results with a doc who performs HairCheck. It takes a year or more to see results so stick with it and follow-up every 90 days to track. ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) really work?

Can rogaine (minoxidil) really work?

Rogaine (minoxidil) benefits: Topical Minoxidil (rogaine) has been shown to be beneficial for regrowth and maintenance of scalp vertex hair in clinical studies. ...Read more

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Where can you get rogaine (minoxidil)?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine (minoxidil) can be purchased over the counter.; ...Read more

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Should i keep using minoxidil forever?

Yes: If you want to keep your hair (assuming that it does the work) , you will need to use it continuously until something better comes along. ...Read more

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What problems come from minoxidil usage?

Minoxidil: If you are dealing with topical Minoxidil there can be: pruritus, skin irritation, contact dermatitis. With oral Minoxidil there can be: chf, stevens-johnson's, pericardial effusion, angina exacerbation, hypertichosis, edema, tachycardia, breast tenderness, weight gain, paresthesia, headache. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Minoxidil (Definition)

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