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LONITAB 10 MG TABLET

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Composition for LONITAB

Minoxidil(10 mg)

food interaction for LONITAB

alcohol interaction for LONITAB

pregnancy interaction for LONITAB

lactation interaction for LONITAB

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lonitab 10 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lonitab 10 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lonitab 10 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for LONITAB

Minoxidil(10 mg)

Uses

Lonitab 10 mg tablet is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), heart failure and increased blood pressure .

How it works

Lonitab 10 mg tablet works by relaxing blood vessel which lower blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to reach the heart and other organs.

Common side effects

Contact dermatitis, Headache, Increased hair growth, Skin rash

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Expert advice for LONITAB

  • Minoxidil tablets may make you feel drowzy or dizzy when you stand up; particularly when you first start treatment or your dose is increased. If affected do not drive or operate machines.
  • Do not take minoxidil either oral or topical application if you are allergic to minoxidil or any other ingredients of the medicine.
  • Consult your Doctor before you start taking minoxidil orally If  you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding. 
  • Consult your doctor immediately and stop taking minoxidil, if you develop discomfort in your chest any time after starting minoxidil.
  • Do not use the topical application while smoking, or near any naked flame or strong heat source. Also, avoid exposure of the container and contents to naked flames during use, storage and disposal as the solution is flammable.
  • Do not use minoxidil hair solution on red, inflamed, irritated or painful scalp.
  • Do not use minoxidil hair solution if you are using other cream, lotions or ointments on your scalp.
  • Do not exceed the recommended use. Exceeding the recommended dose will not re-grow your hair any more quickly and you have an increased likelihood of getting side-effects.
  • Consult your doctor and inform him before using minoxidil if you are using medicines such as dithranol or petrolatum for psoriasis, tretinoin for acne and corticosteroids (bethmethasone dipropionate) for other skin disorders.
  • Stop and consult your doctor immediately if you experience side effects related to low blood pressure such as chest pain, rapid heart rate, fainting, dizziness, swollen hands and feet and redness of the scalp.

Frequently asked questions for LONITAB

Minoxidil

Q.Is minoxidil safe?
Minoxidil is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is minoxidil available in India?
Yes, minoxidil is available in India with various trade names

Q.Does minoxidil cause acne?
Yes, minoxidil may cause acne in some individuals

Q.Does minoxidil cause headache?
Yes, headache is a very common side effect of minoxidil

Q.Does minoxidil cause impotence?
There are no known effects of minoxidil on potency or sexual function in both men and women. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is minoxidil effective for hair growth/regrowth?
Yes, minoxidil is effective in hair growth/regrowth for patients with hereditary hair loss. However, each patient may respond differently to minoxidil treatment for hair growth

Q.Is minoxidil effective for frontal baldness?
Minoxidil is effective in hair growth for patients with hereditary hair loss, hence minoxidil may be useful in frontal baldness. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Does minoxidil grow beard?
Minoxidil is used on the scalp for hair growth in patients with hereditary hair loss. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is minoxidil a steroid?
No, minoxidil is not a steroid

Q.Does minoxidil cause hair loss?
Yes, temporary hair loss during minoxidil treatment is possible.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)