I am aged 70 why shouldn't I use minoxidil?
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There is no reason why you shouldn't use minoxidil unless you are allergic to minoxidil or have adverse effects.
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Age 70 and Minoxidil
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Should I throw out my minoxidil?
Minoxidil is FDA approved for women 18-65 with androgenetic hair loss. If an individual has some other hair loss condition besides androgenetic hair loss (there are dozens of other kinds) and if the individual is over 65, they should check with their physician if minoxidil is safe or not.
I don't prescribe minoxidil if:
1. the patient has heart disease, especially ischemic type heart disease or heart failure2. the patient has heart rhythm problems3. the patient has certain internal conditions like pheochromocytoma4. the individual has allergies to any of the components of minoxidil
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.