Advertisement

What should I avoid while using minoxidil?

While using minoxidil, avoid taking any new drugs, especially vitamins, water pills or guanethidine. Discuss any new medications with your doctor when using minoxidil in either tablet or liquid form. If you are taking minoxidil in tablet form, avoid foods high in sodium (salt). If you are using minoxidil in liquid form, avoid excess exposure to the sun, because minoxidil can make your skin more sun-sensitive than usual, and avoid using other skin products on your scalp.

Continue Learning about Dermatological Agent

Why You Should Steer Clear of Triclosan
Why You Should Steer Clear of Triclosan
What do credit cards, hockey helmets, kids’ toys, trashcans, toothpaste, deodorants and shaving creams have in common? They could all contain triclosa...
Read More
What are topical calcineurin inhibitors?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Topical calcineurin inhibitors are drugs that are applied directly to the skin in the form of an oin...
More Answers
What are direct vasodilators?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Direct vasodilators include the drugs minoxidil and hydralazine. These drugs relax the muscles in ar...
More Answers
What should I know before taking inhaled corticosteroids?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Inhaled corticosteroids have not been proven to be safe and effective for children of all ages. They...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.