Hi DR, I have two questions: is it possible to get any heart disease by using topical minoxidil? And if I have chest pain what exactly is happening inside my body?
Thanks for your answer
If you have chest pain, you need to go to the Emergency Room or call your doctor right away. Topical minoxidil does not cause heart disease and I’ve addressed the chest pain before. Minoxidil (when taken orally) is a blood pressure lowering drug and was originally used to treat high blood pressure, but it was not very effective or consistent. Side effects of topical minoxidil can include dizziness or palpitations, but this is rare (especially if you are using the recommended 5% solution).