Minoxidil in oral form



hi, i ve started using regaine but would much prefer taking two
minoxidil tabletts a day than spraying regaine onto my head twice a
day. its the same chemical and the orginal tests that led to the
introduction of regaine were based on blood pressure medication
containing minoxidil so I would nt think that tabletts would have less
of an effect combating hair loss than regaine would. Does anyone have
experience in this matter?

thanks

Sven
 
D

David Cohen

Guest
<[email protected]> wrote
> hi, i ve started using regaine but would much prefer taking two
> minoxidil tabletts a day than spraying regaine onto my head twice a
> day. its the same chemical and the orginal tests that led to the
> introduction of regaine were based on blood pressure medication
> containing minoxidil so I would nt think that tabletts would have less
> of an effect combating hair loss than regaine would. Does anyone have
> experience in this matter?


Same chemical, different route of administration. You can not just switch
from topical to oral. Topical tends to limit effect mostly to the site of
application, in this case. Oral minoxidil is a potent arterial vasodilator
antihypertensive medication.

Don't do it.

David
 
S

Steve Freides

Guest
<[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> hi, i ve started using regaine but would much prefer taking two
> minoxidil tabletts a day than spraying regaine onto my head twice a
> day. its the same chemical and the orginal tests that led to the
> introduction of regaine were based on blood pressure medication
> containing minoxidil so I would nt think that tabletts would have less
> of an effect combating hair loss than regaine would. Does anyone have
> experience in this matter?


What David said.

There is precedent for following his advice is other areas as well,
e.g., look at all the bad side effects on asthmatics from oral
corticosteroids. Switching to inhaling them, which effectively applies
them topically, makes all the difference in the world.

I'm sure this isn't a 100% valid comparison but the point remains valid
nonetheless IMHO. Putting the medicine where it's needed and keeping it
away from where it's not - and could otherwise cause harm - is a good
thing.

-S-
http://www.kbnj.com
 
thanks.ok.i ll talk to my doctor and keep that in mind at the same
time. another thing: many people use different medications at the same
time to combat hair loss. but i m a bit put off by these `combine this
and that and smash the pills mix with water and let the full moon shine
on it´ combinations. is a combination advisable and if so has any
combo been medically verified or is any combo recommendable?

thanks
 
D

David Cohen

Guest
<[email protected]> wrote
thanks.ok.i ll talk to my doctor and keep that in mind at the same
time. another thing: many people use different medications at the same
time to combat hair loss. but i m a bit put off by these `combine this
and that and smash the pills mix with water and let the full moon shine
on it´ combinations. is a combination advisable and if so has any
combo been medically verified or is any combo recommendable?

http://www.brinkzone.com/hair.html

David
 
J

JimR

Guest
Good lord Brink..is this what you are doing in yer old age.
Hair care,balding stuff?

Jimmy