If you are looking for a convenient and effective way to treat your hair loss, you might want to try our new online service – Oral Minoxidil Tablets.
Oral Minoxidil is a prescription medication that can help you regrow your hair and prevent further thinning. It works by boosting blood flow to the scalp, which nourishes the hair follicles and prolongs the growth phase of the hair cycle.
You can order Oral Minoxidil Tablets from us without sending us a prescription in the post. Just fill out a short online questionnaire after payment and our doctor will check if you are suitable for the treatment.
Please be aware that Oral Minoxidil may take up to 4-6 months of regular use to show noticeable results. Also, you may experience some increased shedding in the first six weeks of treatment, but this is normal and temporary.
Don’t let hair loss affect your confidence and self-esteem. Order Oral Minoxidil Tablets today and enjoy the benefits of a fuller and healthier head of hair.
What are Oral Minoxidil Tablets?
Oral Minoxidil Tablets are a medication that can treat hair loss in men with Male Pattern Baldness/Androgenic Alopecia. They are supplied with the brand name Loniten®, made by Pfizer, in the 2.5mg strength.
Oral Minoxidil was originally used in higher doses to treat high blood pressure. It was discovered that taking it orally in lower doses increases blood flow to the hair roots, which stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.
The dose for treating hair loss is half a tablet (1.25mg) once daily for 2 weeks, then increase to one tablet daily if tolerated.
We recommend this slow start to ensure that you and your body can get used to Minoxidil gradually, reducing the chance of side effects.
The Loniten® 2.5mg tablets that we supply are small off-white tablets which are neatly scored down the middle enabling you to easily split them in half without a special tablet cutter.
How do Oral Minoxidil Tablets work?
Oral Minoxidil works by improving blood circulation to the scalp, which nourishes the hair follicles and extends the growth phase of the hair cycle.
Studies have shown that about a third of men taking Minoxidil tablets will experience reduced shedding and another third will experience improved growth by around 6 months of treatment.
Men also report that their hair strands are stronger, thicker and deeper coloured when using Minoxidil tablets.
So 2 in every 3 men using Minoxidil tablets are likely to see and feel a benefit. We recommend you use Minoxidil tablets for 6 to 12 months to experience full effectiveness.
Why choose Oral Minoxidil Tablets over topical Minoxidil?
Oral Minoxidil tablets are 30% more effective at stopping and reversing hair loss than the liquid or foam and can work for you even if the topical products have not worked in the past.
This is because the enzyme (Sulfotransferase) responsible for breaking down Minoxidil into its active ingredient (Minoxidil Sulphate) is not found in high concentrations in the scalp. It is present and readily available in the liver, which is where Minoxidil tablets are broken down by the body.
Oral Minoxidil works differently from Finasteride/Dutasteride, it has been shown to increase the length, thickness and depth of colour in the hair strands. As such, it can be an excellent complementary therapy to Finasteride or Dutasteride or is also effective as a solo treatment.
What are the possible side effects of Oral Minoxidil Tablets?
Oral Minoxidil is generally well tolerated and most people experience no side effects. It is therefore unlikely that on the low doses we use to treat hair loss, you will experience any side effects. Any side effects experienced are often mild and will reverse quickly when you stop treatment.
In a study of 400+ men, only 0.5% had to stop treatment due to side effects.
The main side effects reported by people on higher doses of Minoxidil are:
- Hypertrichosis (excess hair growth) – specifically, elsewhere on the body than the head. This can be annoying but is not often a strong enough reason to stop treatment.
- Temporary Shedding – this is very common within the first 6 weeks of treatment with Minoxidil tablets and will stop within 4 weeks of you noticing it. The small plus is that this shedding indicates that the treatment is working.
- Low Blood Pressure and/or feeling Lightheaded – this is far more common with higher doses of Minoxidil (used to treat high blood pressure) but it can be noticeable in men who know they’re sensitive to changes in blood pressure or have a history of fainting/lightheadedness.
What else should I know about Oral Minoxidil Tablets?
While Minoxidil solution and foam are approved to treat MPB/AA in the UK, Minoxidil tablets are not and are as such an unlicensed treatment.
In real-world terms, this means that the patient information leaflet that comes with your tablets will be written as if you are using the medicine for lowering blood pressure and not treating hair loss.