minoxidil (Rogaine) (cont.)

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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Minoxidil should not be used with other topical medications because they may increase its absorption and side effects.

PREGNANCY: Minoxidil should not be used in pregnancy because it has not been studied adequately in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: Minoxidil should not be used by nursing women because it has not been evaluated adequately in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Adverse reactions include irritation of the skin, itching, contact dermatitis, and dryness of the scalp or flaking. An increase in the absorption of minoxidil from the scalp can occur in patients with damaged skin, leading to increased side effects. Minoxidil's contains alcohol that can irritate the eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes or other sensitive areas, the exposed area should be washed with cool water. Tendonitis has also been reported.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/13/2014

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