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Precautions and Warnings With Minoxidil

Who Should Not Use Minoxidil?

You should not use minoxidil if you:
  • Do not have male or female pattern hair loss (see What Is Minoxidil Used For?).
  • Have a red, inflamed, irritated, or infected scalp.
  • Apply other medicines to your scalp.
  • Are allergic to Rogaine, minoxidil, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific minoxidil warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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