I am one of your patients ,I take high blood pressure medication would there be any advantages to taking Minoxidil orally in addition to or instead of my present medication?should I ask my doctor about this ? What dose would be effective ?
Ron, thanks for writing. The question you posed is a good one.
Minoxidil was a poor anti-hypertensive when they produced it for that purpose in pill form. As a topical medication for hair, the absorbed dose rarely produces an effective drop in blood pressure. Controlling blood pressure is a science and it is critical for your overall health. Best to stick to medications that are known, have been tested in you and are reliable in you. Then, adding another drug will only lead to more risks for you, but with that said, topical use of Minoxidil should not impact your blood pressure when used as directed, twice a day.