Oral Minoxidil tablets to support your hair loss routine
*FDA off-label use for hair loss
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.
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.
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.
See the detailed safety information under the Safety Info tab for the product.
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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.
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.
Your medication will be shipped to you via USPS from a U.S. compounding pharmacy. There is no additional cost for shipping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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