Buy Minoxidil Capsules Online in the UK
Oral minoxidil 90 capsules are formulated to address the early phases of hair loss in males, typically occurring at the crown and temples. It is suitable for men who prefer oral administration over topical application for their treatment.
The oral capsule boosts the circulation of blood and oxygen in blood vessels, reawakening and rejuvenating hair follicles that have become smaller.
Minoxidil capsules are an unlicenced medicine available from OxfordOnlinePharmacy off-label for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Minoxidil is also available a solution that is applied topically to the hair or as the branded version, Regaine in a foam or solution form. This medicine is also as the brand Loniten, which are minoxidil tablets.
How does minoxidil work?
Just like the topical application of minoxidil, oral minoxidil works by relaxing the muscular walls of blood vessels through a process known as vasodilation. This relaxation widens the blood vessels, allowing improved blood flow to the targeted areas of the scalp, providing essential nutrients and oxygen necessary for stimulating hair growth.
Do minoxidil capsules work?
Some claim that oral minoxidil, which directly enters the body's system, is more effective than other application methods. This is because minoxidil typically requires activation through the sulfotransferase enzyme found in the liver and on the scalp. However, some men may lack this enzyme on their scalps, and oral minoxidil bypasses this requirement by using the same enzyme in the liver.
How long does minoxidil take to work?
Hair growth is not an immediate process. Typically, hair grows approximately 1cm per month. As a result, it may take approximately 6 months for noticeable signs of growth to become evident, with more significant results becoming apparent after a year.
What does unlicenced medicine mean?
In the UK, an unlicensed medicine refers to a medication that does not possess a license from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Licensing involves the formal approval process conducted by the regulatory authority, which assesses the medicine's safety, quality, and effectiveness based on clinical trials and scientific evidence.
Unlicensed medicines may include products imported from other countries, compounded by pharmacists, or used off-label (for conditions or populations not specified in the license). It is important to note that unlicensed medicines are not necessarily unsafe or ineffective; however, they lack the specific regulatory approval for their particular use or market in the UK.
Check out our blog for more detailed information: What are unlicenced medicines for hair loss?
Take ONE capsule every OTHER day for 14 days then ONE daily thereafter.
Using minoxidil 2.5mg capsule as an off-label treatment for hair loss:
Minoxidil 2.5mg is usually prescribed to treat raised blood pressure (but in much higher doses than the hair-loss treatment). However, it can also be prescribed "off-label" to treat hair loss in men. "Off-label" means that the medicine is being used to treat condition other than it was initially licensed to treat.
This means that the conditions listed in the patient information leaflet will not match the treatment of hair loss using this medicine. You should always follow the instructions on the dispensing label on your medicine and contact us if you have any questions about the medication or your treatment.
These capsules have been specially made to meet a need for product shortages in the UK in a specially licensed pharmacy.
Oral minoxidil capsules can have side effects that should be taken into consideration. These may include:
- Hypotension (low blood pressure): Oral minoxidil can cause a decrease in blood pressure, leading to symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.
- Tachycardia (increased heart rate): Some individuals may experience a faster heart rate or palpitations while taking oral minoxidil.
- Fluid retention and swelling: Oral minoxidil has the potential to cause fluid retention, resulting in swelling in the hands, ankles, or legs.
- Allergic reactions: Although rare, allergic reactions such as rash, itching, or swelling of the face, tongue, or throat may occur.
- Angina or chest pain: Oral minoxidil can occasionally trigger chest discomfort or pain, particularly in individuals with pre-existing heart conditions.
- Unwanted hair growth: As minoxidil is a hair growth stimulant, it may cause hair growth in unintended areas like the face or body.
It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting oral minoxidil treatment in order to understand the potential side effects and determine its suitability for your individual circumstances.