Adverse Effects

Signs of toxicity common to vasodilator therapy in general also occur with minoxidil; they are attributable to vasodilation and reflex increases in sympathetic nerve activity. These include headache, nasal congestion, tachycardia, and palpitations. These effects do not have great clinical importance, since minoxidil is almost always administered in combination with a p-blocker, which antagonizes the indirect cardiac effects. A more troublesome side effect, particularly in women, is the growth of body hair, possibly due to a direct stimulation of the growth and maturation of cells that form hair shafts. Apparently, minoxidil activates a specific gene that regulates hair shaft protein. In any case, this particular side effect has been capitalized upon, and minoxi-dil is now marketed as Rogaine for the treatment of male pattern baldness.

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