Minoxidil for Severe Hypertension After Failure of Other Hypotensive Drugs

    September 1977 in “ BMJ
    BL Devine, R. Fife, P. M. Trust
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    TLDR Minoxidil effectively controls blood pressure in severe cases, but has serious side effects and causes hair growth in women.
    The study found that minoxidil was effective in controlling blood pressure in patients with severe hypertension who were unresponsive to conventional treatment or suffered intolerable side effects from it. However, the drug should be used only in patients with severe hypertension due to its potentially serious side effects. The study also found that the development of hirsuties was a problem in women treated with minoxidil, which was overcome by the use of a properly applied depilatory cream.
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