TLDR Oral minoxidil promotes hair growth but may cause side effects; needs monitoring.
This document is a compilation of reviews and studies on the efficacy and safety of oral minoxidil for hair loss treatment. The studies suggest that oral minoxidil can be effective in promoting hair growth, but it also has potential side effects such as fluid retention, weight gain, and cardiovascular issues. The recommended dosage ranges from 0.2mg to 5mg daily, and response to treatment should be monitored within 6 months. The studies also suggest that oral minoxidil can be a viable option for patients who struggle with topical treatments, but it requires careful patient monitoring and medical guidance.View this study on jaad.org →
Oral minoxidil is a reasonably safe alternative for patients allergic to the topical form.
Tofacitinib and oral minoxidil together effectively regrow hair in severe alopecia areata patients.
Oral minoxidil can increase or maintain hair thickness in most people with lichen planopilaris, with mild side effects.
Low-dose oral minoxidil improves hair growth in male hair loss.
Sublingual minoxidil effectively treats hair loss with mild side effects.
Low-dose oral minoxidil effectively treats female hair loss with good safety.
Low-dose oral minoxidil improved or stabilized hair loss in some patients, but higher doses may be needed for significant effects.
Minoxidil activation by hair enzymes predicts treatment success for female hair loss.
Oral minoxidil and topical minoxidil 5% both effectively improve female-pattern hair loss with safe side effects.
Low-dose oral minoxidil effectively improves male hair loss with mild side effects.
Oral minoxidil helps hair growth, is cost-effective, and mostly well-tolerated.
Minoxidil treatment can reduce hair shedding, increase hair volume, and even change hair color in patients with loose anagen hair syndrome.
Low-dose oral minoxidil and spironolactone combo effectively reduces hair loss and improves hair density in women.
Oral minoxidil effectively reduces hair shedding in women with CTE, with no major side effects.
Low dose oral minoxidil helps regrow hair in permanent chemotherapy-induced alopecia.
Oral minoxidil shows promise in treating monilethrix-related hair loss.
New test predicts if hair loss treatment will work.
Minoxidil effectively treats severe hypertension, but watch for side effects.
Minoxidil boosts hair growth by opening potassium channels and increasing cell activity.
Minoxidil use increases facial hair growth in females, more in older users.
Minoxidil can cause skin allergy; use alternative solvents or treatments if allergic.
Minoxidil increases hair weight and count temporarily in men with hair loss.
Minoxidil sulfate stimulates hair growth.
Minoxidil can help grow hair and make hair follicles bigger, but it can also cause side effects.
Lowest effective minoxidil concentration is 1%, but 2% works better for male pattern baldness.
Minoxidil can cause skin irritation like eczema and rash in some users.
5% minoxidil helps hair regrowth in androgenic alopecia.
Minoxidil increases blood flow in balding scalps, possibly reversing hair loss.
Minoxidil helps hair regrowth in alopecia areata safely.
Minoxidil helped bald patient regrow hair.
Minoxidil effectively controls blood pressure but side effects may limit its use.
Patients generally have positive attitudes towards using topical Minoxidil for hair loss treatment.
Using minoxidil and tofacitinib together can effectively treat severe hair loss.
Minoxidil helps treat eyebrow thinning, monilethrix, early hair loss, and shortens chemo-related hair loss.
Minoxidil is effective in treating various types of hair loss and can improve quality of life, with combination therapies showing increased effectiveness.
Minoxidil treatment for hair loss can cause scalp allergy and severe hair loss.