About Lonitab: Lonitab (Minoxidil) is a medicinal drug which may be used individually or with other medications in the treatment of symptoms related to high blood pressure. This medicine has been found effective in its action of helping improve blood flow in the body. It works mainly by inducing relaxation of blood vessels, and this consequently lowers blood pressure as blood can flow easily. This medicine is also known to stimulate hair follicles. This makes it applicable in the treatment of male pattern baldness and prevention of hair loss. The medicine can be used in the treatment of other conditions not listed here; your physician will advise you further.
How to use Lonitab
For a safe and effective experience when using this medicine, it is important to adhere strictly to the instructions of use provided by your physician. Your dosage will be determined by your physician. Whatever the dose given to you always ensure that you take these tablets orally. You may take the medicine with food or on an empty stomach but for both options, ensure that you take a full glass of water together with it. To prevent the occurrence of nausea, it is recommended to take a light meal or snack before each dosage. Under no circumstances should these tablets be chewed, crushed, diluted or split. Such actions would only lead to fast absorption of the medicine into the body system, and this would impact on its effectiveness.
Each patient’s dosage will be unique depending on the condition being treated, its severity, other medications being used as well as a person’s health condition or history. Take your prescriptions as advised by your doctor and in the case of any doubts, consult your physician for clarifications.
Lonitab Side Effects
Some patients using Lonitab (Minoxidil) to treat high blood pressure or other conditions may experience the occurrence of side effects during treatment. The reactions can be classified as mild, severe or allergic reactions. For mild reactions, they should not cause alarm as they mostly fade with continued administration of the dosage. If they worsen or persist, however, consult your physician immediately. The common side effects include breast tenderness, change in color and thickness of hair, nausea or vomiting or dizziness. Severe side effects include swollen limbs due to fluid retention, chest tightness, abnormal weight gain and difficulties in breathing or swallowing. Consult your doctor as soon as you notice any of these side effects. Talk to your physician about the possibilities of experiencing other side effects that may not have been listed here.
Remember that this medicine is not prescribed to cure but rather to help alleviate high blood pressure symptoms. It may take you a while before experiencing any improvements, and you should not stop using the medicine or alter your dosage unless your physician has instructed you to do so. If you suffer from a tumor that affects your adrenal glands, are lactose intolerant, have a history of heart attacks or any other heart-related diseases, suffer from decreased kidney function diseases or are a child, talk to your doctor about the suitability of this medicine to your condition. Stop using this medicine and notify your doctor immediately you experience any sign of occurring allergic reactions.