Can You Use Minoxidil While Still Taking Amlodipine?
Tonight mom / doctor I want to ask, can I use Minoxidil while still taking Amlodipine?
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Minoxidil is a drug used to treat hair loss. Minoxidil belongs to the vasodilator group, which is a drug that can accelerate blood flow by widening blood vessels. This drug is available in liquid or topical form such as shampoo.
These drugs include external drugs that are used on the scalp, and must be used according to the dosage or in accordance with the advice of the doctor. Of course, because this drug is classified as a vasodilator that makes the effect of dilation of blood vessels. The use of this drug should be considered if you have a history of hypertension, heart disease, and kidney disorders.
Although this drug is an outside drug, but this drug has the potential to interact with other drugs for example.
There are a number of drugs that have the potential to cause unwanted reactions if used together with Minoxidil. Some of these include:
Corticosteroids and retinoids. increase the absorption of minoxidil.
Sympathetic inhibitors (eg guanethidine); increase the risk of orthostatic hypotension.
Blood pressure lowering drugs; enhances the effect of the minoxidil additive.
Amlodipine is included in high blood-lowering drugs that can potentially have a reaction that is to increase the additive effect of minoxidil. But further clinical studies are still needed on the effects of consuming amlodipine by using the drug Minoxidil as an external medicine. Therefore if you are going to use it you should consult your doctor first.
If the medicine you are using to prevent or reduce hair loss, articles you can read about: How to thicken hair naturally
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