Minox 10 mg Minoxidil for Hair growth and high blood pressure
Minox, minoxidil the active ingredient, is a medication used to treat male pattern hair loss. The exact mechanism by which minoxidil promotes hair growth is unclear. Minoxidil was initially prescribed as a tablet to treat high blood pressure (an antihypertensive).
As a side effect, it was noted that patients taking minoxidil developed hypertrichosis or excessive hair growth.
Further studies revealed that directly applying a minoxidil solution to the scalp could stimulate hair growth.
Typically, there is not enough minoxidil absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream to result in any internal side effects.
Minoxidil dilates the tiny blood vessels in the scalp, increasing blood circulation to the hair follicles. This may be how minoxidil stimulates hair growth.