Lonitab (Minoxidil 5mg)
Lonitab 5 Tablet is a medicine used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). It is used in combination with other drugs in severe or life-threatening hypertension. It works by relaxing the blood vessels of the heart, which further lowers the blood pressure and decreases the risk of future heart attack and stroke. This drug should not be stopped abruptly. Side effects like headache, dizziness, nausea, and palpitations may be seen occasionally.
What is it prescribed for?
Lonitab is used to treat an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and environmental factors.
Lonitab 5 MG Tablet is used to prevent hair loss in males.
How does Lonitab work?
Lonitab is a Vasodilator, which expands the blood vessels to promote blood flow. This reduces your blood pressure. The use of Lonitab 5 Tablet helps in increasing blood flow through the vasodilation process. This increased blood flow provides more nutrition and oxygen to the hair follicle, which prevents hair cell death. It also stimulates hair growth by prolonging the action of a chemical messenger (anagen). This is how it works to lower your blood pressure, and treats your alopecia (hair loss).
How to take Lonitab?
Take Lonitab in the dose and duration as prescribed by your physician. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lonitab 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Side Effects of Lonitab
This is not an exhaustive listing of side effects. Please notify your doctor if you experience any adverse impact on medicine.
• Irregular heartbeat
• Weight gain
• Chest pain
• Shortness of breath
• Redness of skin
• Swelling of feet or lower legs
• Tingling of hands and feet
• Eye irritation
• Increase hair growth on the face, arms, and back
• Breast tenderness
Lonitab tablet related warnings
Lonitab is not prescribed for pregnant women.
Lonitab 5 Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breast milk in a significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Lonitab 5 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lonitab Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lonitab 5 Tablet is prescribed. However, talk to your physician if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is prescribed for better dose adjustment.
The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it?s already time for your next scheduled dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Q: How does minoxidil stimulate hair growth?
A: Minoxidil increases blood flow, which stimulates hair follicles, promoting hair regrowth in below ways: ? Increases blood flow around follicles. Stimulates follicle movement from resting to a hair growth phase.
Q: Is Minoxidil safe to use?
A: Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US FDA-approved medication for hair loss in men and women. The drug is marketed as 2% and 5% topical solutions. This over-the-counter product is considered safe but should be used with caution. Furthermore, minoxidil is an orally active vasodilator for the treatment of severe hypertension.
Q: Can minoxidil cause a heart attack?
A: It alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Chest pain warning: Minoxidil can increase your heart rate and cause or worsen chest pain. ?Heart function warning: Minoxidil can cause poor heart function or worsen existing heart problems. Your doctor will monitor you for this.
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