Can any one, irrespective of age, use minoxin for treatment of baldness? If so, for how long?
No, this medication has severe potential side effects and should only be used under strict physician supervision. When a medication is applied to the skin (topical), it is absorbed from the skin into the cardiovascular system. Chief side effects of this medication are cardiovascular in nature and include: myocardial damage, left ventricular hypertrophy, and cardiac rhythm disturbances. Also, it has been shown to be teratogenic, meaning it can cause birth defects in the unborn child; therefore, it should not be used at all by women of child bearing age. Always consult your physician before taking any new medication.