Before using Minox 5% Topical Solution (Extra Strength), the physician should determine that the patient has a normal scalp. Minoxidil is only indicated for the treatment of alopecia androgenetica and should not be used in other types of hair loss for example when there is no family history of hair loss, hair loss is sudden and/ or patchy, hair loss is due to childbirth or the reason for hair loss is unknown. Patients should stop using Minox 5% Topical Solution (Extra Strength) and consult doctor if hypotension is detected of the patient is experiencing chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness or dizziness, sudden unexplained weight gain, swollen hands or feet or persistent redness. Minox 5% Topical Solution (Extra Strength) may cause burning and irritation of the eye. In the event of accidental contact with sensitive surfaces (eye, abraded skin mucous membranes), the area should be bathed with copious amount of cool tap water. Accidental ingestion may cause serious cardiac adverse events. Therefore this product has to be kept out of reach of children. Safety and effectiveness of minoxidil solution in users aged under 18 or over 65 has not been established.
Use in Pregnancy and Lactation: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Systemically absorbed minoxidil is secreted in human milk. Minox 5% Topical Solution (Extra Strength) should not be used during pregnancy or lactation.