Oral Minoxidil

Treat hair loss with convenient, once-a-day tablets, if prescribed.

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What is oral minoxidil?

Minoxidil is the active ingredient in Rogaine, a popular over-the-counter hair loss treatment spray. The same active ingredient can be taken by mouth in pill form as a convenient once-a-day hair loss treatment.

While topical minoxidil is FDA-approved to treat hair loss and is available without a prescription, oral minoxidil is considered off-label and requires a prescription. Healthcare providers have the discretion to prescribe a medication off-label if they believe it’s an appropriate course of treatment for a particular patient. Learn more about off-label treatment here.

Oral minoxidil may cause serious side effects that impact the heart, including pericardial effusion and tamponade. When tested on animals, minoxidil caused lesions of the heart as well as other adverse heart effects. See Important Safety Information and Warnings.

of clinical trial participants in a study exploring oral minoxidil saw elongation, thickening and enhanced pigmentation of their hair.

In clinical trials studying higher doses of oral minoxidil for high blood pressure, patients noticed an unexpected effect: hair growth. Oral minoxidil is FDA-approved at higher doses to treat high blood pressure, but because of those clinical trials, doctors began prescribing low-dose oral minoxidil tablets off-label as a convenient, once-a-day hair loss treatment.

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