Do You Recommend Loniten as Hair Loss Medication?December 18th, 2006
Q: Is Loniten good for treating hair loss?
A: Loniten (oral minoxidil) is not useful for treating hair loss. The reason is that it stimulates hair growth all over the body (hypertrichosis) and has a number of serious side effects.
Even when used to treat blood pressure, for which it is FDA approved, it is a medication reserved only for severe hypertension, used after at least three other types of blood pressure medications have been tried and are unsuccessful.
In addition to increased body and facial hair growth, it can cause fluid retention and heart disease. When used topically (topical generic minoxidil or Rogaine) the medication generally does not cause any significant problems other than local skin irritation and occasionally increased facial hair (which can be real nuisance for women).Related Posts:
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Topic: Drugs (Medications)
Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Hair Loss Medication, Hypertrichosis, Loniten, Medication Side Effects, Rogaine (Minoxidil) Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on December 18th, 2006 at 9:14 am