Adults and children over 12 years: Initially 5 mg as a single dose. The dose may be increased gradually to 10, 20, 40 mg daily in single or divided doses if necessary. The maximum recommended dose is 100 mg per day.
Children under 12 years: Initially 0.2 mg/kg body weight as single dose, and may be increased if necessary. The maximum recommended dose is 50 mg per day.
Intervals between dosage adjustments should be at least 3 days or use as directed by the physician.
Special patient populations: Renal impairment: There are no specific dosage recommendations provided; however, patients with renal failure and/or receiving dialysis may require a dosage reduction.
Hepatic impairment: There are no dosage adjustments. Use in patients with severe hepatic impairment is contraindicated.
Mode of Administration: Minoxidil is administered orally.