hello, i recently started propecia and minoxidil tablets one each daily. here in japan doctor said minoxidil tablet is ok, but i read on internet it is only for heart problem. is it ok to take it for my hair loss? thank you very much
Without seeing the patient in person for my own assessment and examination, I do not usually like to override another doctor’s opinion since they may have their own reasoning for giving a particular recommendation.
But in this case, I disagree with taking oral minoxidil tablets (also known as Loniten) for treating hair loss.
Perhaps you misheard your doctor or were confused by the instructions. Oral minoxidil is a blood pressure lowering medication. Topical minoxidil is a hair loss treatment. Propecia is an oral hair loss treatment you can take (with a doctor’s prescription).