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Oral Minoxidil Tablets

Oral Minoxidil tablets to support your hair loss routine

  • Prescription-only oral Minoxidil tablets.*
  • The same active ingredient as topical Rogaine.
  • May enhance length, thickness, and pigmentation of new hair growth.
  • Can be used in addition to topical hair loss treatments.

*FDA off-label use for hair loss

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Frequently asked questions

What is oral Minoxidil?

Oral Minoxidil is a medication that is FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure, but it is also sometimes prescribed off-label in lower dosages for hair loss treatment. When clinical trials were being conducted with oral Minoxidil for blood pressure, many patients reported longer, thicker, and darker hairs growing on the body, including the hair on their scalp. For this reason, some doctors prescribe this medication off-label as an alternative to hair loss medications like Finasteride that modulate DHT in the body, or as an add-on to other topical or oral hair loss treatments.

How do I take oral Minoxidil tablets?

Take your dose of oral Minoxidil at the same time each day, once a day. You may take Minoxidil with or without food, but you may want to try taking it with food if you notice stomach upset after your dose. If you miss a dose and are only off by a few hours, you may go ahead and take your missed dose. However, if you missed a dose and it has been more than a few hours skip your dose and continue on like usual the next day.

How does oral Minoxidil work?

The exact mechanism behind how Minoxidil leads to hair benefits is not fully known. But, we do know that Minoxidil can increase the size of hair follicles and extend the hair growth phase, this may be what is behind the increased hair growth. We also know that Minoxidil can relax the smooth muscles inside your vessels, increasing blood flow (which is how it works for blood pressure reduction). This increased blood flow to the scalp may be part of the mechanism of slowed hair loss and potential increased growth.

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How to store Minoxidil tablets?

Store your Minoxidil in a closed container at room temperature in a dry environment. Avoid bathroom storage due to a potentially high humidity environment. Store Minoxidil tablets safely away from pets and children.

What are the potential side effects of Minoxidil tablets?

The most common side effect reported with oral Minoxidil tablets is additional hair growth on the face or body, not just the scalp. Other potential more common side effects may include a lowering of your blood pressure, increased swelling of the legs, and headaches. These side effects may be more pronounced when using higher strengths of oral Minoxidil as compared to the lower strengths. Please refer to the Safety Info tab on the product page to review the full safety information and potential side effects of this medication.

How long until I may see an effect from oral Minoxidil tablets?

Oral Minoxidil may produce positive hair effects similar to the topical Minoxidil formulas. This may mean that you could start seeing the first beneficial hair effects on the scalp, including the crown and hairline, after a few months of use as directed by your doctor. These hair growth effects may continue as long as the medication is continued. If you stop using Minoxidil, the hair improvements that occurred from the medication will likely stop.

What is the important safety information about this product?

See the detailed safety information under the Safety Info tab for the product.

Do I need to take a photo?

Yes, your photographs will help us to accurately diagnose the cause of your medical condition and prescribe the most effective medication regimen. It is very important that we have clear photographs. Our site is mobile-friendly and simple to upload pictures.

How much does the online visit cost?

The online doctor’s visits are typically complementary. With Strut, you will only pay for the prescription if you qualify after your medical consultation. If after checking out, the doctor identifies that you are not a good candidate for treatment, you will not be charged. If you decide to transfer your prescription at any time to a non-preferred pharmacy of Strut Health, then you will be charged a $40 physician consultation fee to your credit card on file. Customer service can provide additional details on our pharmacy network.

How much does the medication cost?

The cost varies, the price is listed on the product page of the website. Prices at local pharmacies or online are often higher than what we offer. We keep our prices very competitive, as well as offering free visits and shipping.

How will this medication be shipped to me?

Your medication will be shipped to you via USPS from a U.S. compounding pharmacy. There is no additional cost for shipping.

How do I split my Minoxidil tablets using a pill splitter?

If you have been prescribed a dose of ½ of a Minoxidil tablet, you will be supplied with a pill splitter. Your medication instructions will also be clear that you will be taking ½ of a tablet for each dose if you are supposed to split the tablet. In order to use the pill splitter, simply open the device and place 1 Minoxidil tablet at the tip of the “v” groove on the side of the splitter opposite the blade to secure the tablet. If your tablet is scored, try to line the score facing up with where the blade will land to make a more even cut. Then, carefully close the pill splitter firmly on a flat surface in order to split the tablet into two halves. Take the ½ tablet dose by mouth as prescribed and store the other half either back in your tablet bottle or in the storage groove in your splitter until you need your next dose. Be careful of the blade during this entire process to avoid cutting yourself. Store the pill splitter and all medications away from children and pets.

What are the potential benefits of using oral Minoxidil?

Oral Minoxidil may help improve patterned hair loss similarly to topical minoxidil (Rogaine). Studies have shown improvements in total hair counts, including hair improvements on both the vertex and frontal areas of the scalp when using oral Minoxidil daily. You may also experience reduced hair loss from thinning areas, and thicker and darker hair growing in.

Can you use oral Minoxidil with a topical Minoxidil formulation?

A combination approach of using FDA-approved topical Minoxidil along with off-label low-dose oral Minoxidil may be an option for some users. Especially people who are not achieving their desired results with their current treatments. While there are not currently controlled studies out there backing up this method, our doctors will review your medical history and current conditions to see if a topical and oral Minoxidil off-label approach is a safe and appropriate option for you. Although, many users may opt for just one route or the other, especially when just starting out on their hair loss treatment. If you do end up using both oral and topical Minoxidil together, it is very important to familiarize yourself with the potential risks and side effects and talk to your doctor or seek care if they occur.

What are the potential risks of using oral Minoxidil with a topical Minoxidil?

Since oral Minoxidil is a medication that is taken by mouth, there is whole-body (systemic) exposure to the active ingredient. This may lead to improved hair growth not only on the scalp, but also on the face or the rest of the body (where you may not want it). Also, oral Minoxidil was originally used as a medication to lower blood pressure. When taking low-dose oral Minoxidil for hair loss, you might still develop issues or side effects stemming from this mechanism of Minoxidil. Too low decreases in blood pressure, changes in heart rate, heart palpitations, fluid accumulation in the limbs, adverse heart effects, and kidney issues may develop. For this reason, low-dose oral Minoxidil for hair loss may not be appropriate for people with heart conditions, an increased risk of developing heart conditions, fluid accumulation, kidney disease, or blood pressure issues. Combining a topical Minoxidil with an oral Minoxidil may have the potential to increase the potential for negative effects, and should only be used when closely monitored and educated on the risks. If advanced issues occur, stop using the medication and get medical care immediately. Review the oral Minoxidil safety info tab for more information.

Why would someone use an oral Minoxidil over a topical Minoxidil formula for hair loss?

Some people may not like the feel or mess of applying a topical Minoxidil formulation directly to the scalp, and would prefer to swallow a tablet instead. Also, oral Minoxidil is used just once daily, while you may be instructed to use topical Minoxidil twice daily for the best results. In addition, sometimes people experience irritation, itching, or redness on the scalp from topical formulations, and may be looking to an oral tablet alternative to avoid scalp concerns.

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