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  • Other
  • Alopecia
  • Hypertension, Malignant

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  • A month or so
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Uses of Minoxidil


Minoxidil is used in the treatment of:

  • Alopecia
  • Hypertension, Malignant

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Minoxidil Brand Names

Minoxidil may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Minoxidil Drug Class

Minoxidil is part of the drug class:

Minoxidil Interactions

This is not a complete list of Minoxidildrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Minoxidil and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Minoxidil falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Minoxidil should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Minoxidil should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Minoxidil Dosage

Take minoxidil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Minoxidil dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Minoxidil is available in the following doses:

  • Minoxidil 10 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Minoxidil 2.5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Minoxidil Compounding Powder
  • Minoxidil Topical 2% Topical Solution
  • Minoxidil Topical 5% Topical Foam
  • Minoxidil Topical 5% Topical Solution

Forms of Medication

Minoxidil is available in the following forms:

  • Oral Tablet
  • Topical Foam
  • Topical Solution