Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using minoxidil if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure (CHF) or angina (chest pain)
- Scalp problems, including scalp irritation or redness
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Rogaine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Rogaine and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Minoxidil to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
Dosing Information With MinoxidilThe strength of minoxidil is different for men versus women. As is always the case, do not adjust the dosage unless a healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Minoxidil Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsMinoxidil may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Minoxidil).
What If I Overdose on This Medication?An overdose of minoxidil is unlikely to cause dangerous problems. However, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you happen to overdose on any medication.
(Click Rogaine Overdose for more information.)