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Loniten
(Minoxidil)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Loniten /Minoxidil used for?

Loniten is used to treat high blood pressure. This medication is usually prescribed with a diuretic (water pill).

How should Loniten /Minoxidil be stored?

Store Loniten at room temperature in a cool and dry location.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Loniten/Minoxidil ?

Take this medication as it was prescribed to you by your health care professional. You may be required to take your first couple of doses of this medication in a medical setting just in case you react to this medication with severe side effects. Your dose may need a few alterations in order to get the best result from this medication. Monitor your side effects and your blood pressure on a regular basis. Blood tests may be required. This medication is commonly prescribed with other medications. Follow the directions at all times. Even if you feel better continue using this medication.

When should Loniten /Minoxidil not be taken?

Do not use this medication if you have allergies to minoxidil. If you have been diagnosed with pheochromocytoma do not take this medication. Do not rely on this drug to promote hair growth. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not use this medication as it may be harmful to young children and developing fetuses.

What precautions should I follow when taking Loniten /Minoxidil ?

Inform your doctor before commencing the use of this medication if you experience chest pain, have congestive heart failure, kidney disease, epilepsy, or if you have had a heart attack in the past year. If you are using any other medications with Loniten, inform your doctor to be sure that the medications will not react with each other. If you experience severe side effects, inform your doctor immediately.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Loniten /Minoxidil ?

When using this medication be careful when standing. Do not move too quickly when standing as you may experience severe dizziness.

When should Loniten /Minoxidil not be taken?

Severe: dry cough, severe chest pain, pain in arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, difficulty breathing (especially while lying down), swelling of the legs, ankles, or feet, accelerated weight gain, quickened or pounding heartbeats, ab

Common: nausea, vomiting, breast pain or tenderness, changes in body and facial hair (including length, color, etc.)

Other: None.

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