Minoxidil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Notes
It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly while taking this medication.
Learn how to monitor your blood pressure.
Discuss this with your doctor.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
Do not store in the bathroom.
Loniten-MINOXIDIL 10 mg
Loniten-MINOXIDIL 5 mg
ロニテン ミノキシジル タブレット
Take this medication exactly as prescribed.
Try to take it at the same time(s) each day so you remember to take it.
It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped.
Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
You may feel tired and run down the first few weeks while taking this medication as your body adjusts to the lower blood pressure.
This is normal.
Continue taking the medication.
If the symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor.
Dizziness and drowsiness are common especially during the first few weeks of therapy.
Notify your doctor if you experience any of the following while taking this medication: chest pain, rapid or increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, fainting, severe indigestion, weight gain of over 5 pounds, or unusual swelling especially of the face, hands or feet.
Minoxidil may cause increased growth or darkening of fine body hairs.
If this is bothersome, consult your doctor.
When the medication is discontinued, the hair will return to normal within 30 to 60 days.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of any heart problems, kidney disease, and of any allergies you may have.
Use caution driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness if this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded.
Minoxidil should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Minoxidil is excreted into breast milk.
Though there have no reports (to date) of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered.
If not remembered until the next day, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not double the dose to catch up.
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of guanethidine (even if you stopped taking it in the last three weeks), "water pills" (diuretics), and of other medications for high blood pressure.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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