minoxidil


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mi·nox·i·dil

 (mə-nŏk′sĭ-dĭl′)
n.
A vasodilator, C9H15N5O, administered orally for the treatment of severe hypertension and used topically to promote the regrowth of hair in male and female pattern baldness.

[(a)min(o)- + oxid(e) + -il (alteration of -yl).]

minoxidil

(mɪˈnɒksɪˌdɪl)
n
(Pharmacology) pharmacol a drug applied to the scalp to counter baldness and also taken orally as a vasodilator

min•ox•i•dil

(mɪˈnɒk sɪˌdɪl)

n.
a vasodilating drug used for treating severe hypertension and also applied topically to promote hair growth in some types of baldness.
[1965–70; (a) min(o)- + ox(y)-2 + (piper)idi(ny)l, a chemical component; see piperidine, -yl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minoxidil - a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertensionminoxidil - a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertension; one side effect is hirsutism so it is also sold (trade name Rogaine) as a treatment for male-patterned baldness
vasodilative, vasodilator - a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels
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minoxidil

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An ensuing inquiry by Spain's Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) uncovered that rather than omeprazole, the formula the children were ingesting contained minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine which is used to treat male-pattern hair loss.
A supply of what was thought to be omeprazole was found to contain minoxidil, an ingredient that stimulates hair growth, the regulators said.
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Current treatments include the drugs minoxidil or finasteride, while hair transplants can cost from PS1,000 up to PS30,000.
The current treatment options include a hair transplant or two drugs, minoxidil and finasteride, which have side-effects and don't always work.
Doctors may suggest products, such as Minoxidil and Lipogaine formulas, that can be used on the scalp to reduce hair loss and help follicles produce new hair strands.
The NAFDAC Director noted that the seized consignments included: cartons of Isner Mile Minoxidil Hair Spray imported from China estimated to be N200,000 and One carton of an unlabeled off-white powdery substance estimated to worth N500,000 from China.
A starter kit, called Head Start, includes the shampoo/ conditioner, a hair regrowth treatment with extra-strength 5% Minoxidil topical solution and a hair-thickening gel.
Among the most successful treatments for hair loss is minoxidil (Rogaine), a topical medicine applied directly to the scalp.
Injecting steroids into the scalp with a tiny needle may work, as might applying minoxidil which can stimulate hair growth.
FDA proved two drugs - Minoxidil, to treat hypertension and finasteride (Propecia) to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).