Buy Minoxidil (Loniten) tablets Online in the UK
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Minoxidil 2.5mg tablets are an oral treatment for hair loss in men.
These tablets were initially prescribed in higher doses to treat high blood pressure. It has been shown that taking it orally in lesser amounts increases blood flow to the hair roots. As a result, hairs can grow for a longer period of time and new hair begins to grow more swiftly.
Before you notice a significant boost in your hair growth, it could take up to 4-6 months of consistent use. Additionally, it's crucial to remember that the first six weeks of using minoxidil are usually accompanied by greater hair loss.
Introducing our new service - Oral Minoxidil Tablets for Hair Loss
That’s right! We now supply oral Minoxidil tablets for men experiencing Male Pattern Baldness/Androgenic Alopecia via our online doctor service.
Read on to find out more about how to buy Oral Minoxidil Tablets for Hair Loss legally and safely here in the UK.
Do Minoxidil tablets work?
Yes, they do. Minoxidil is a proven and successful treatment for hair loss which has been used for decades.
It works by increasing blood flow to the hair roots, this enables hairs to grow for longer and new hairs to grow more quickly.
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.[1,2]
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.
How to take Minoxidil tablets
Our Minoxidil tablets are supplied as the brand name Loniten, made by Pfizer, in the 2.5mg strength.
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.
Minoxidil tablets Benefits
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 liquid or the foam has 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.
Minoxidil works differently to 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 Side Effects of Minoxidil tablets?
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 a side effect.
The principal 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.
See the Minoxidil side effects tab for more detailed information.
Minoxidil tablets Considerations
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.
To read in more detail what this means, see our dedicated article about Unlicensed Medicines in Hair Loss.
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.
Minoxidil Oral Tablets are normally taken with or without food.
Recommended dose: HALF a tablet daily for 14 days then ONE daily after that
Using minoxidil (Loniten) as an off-label treatment for hair loss:
Loniten (minoxidil) 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 conditions other than what 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.
What are the side effects of Loniten?
- Chest discomfort that has recently developed or worsened
- Chest pain that has moved to your jaw or shoulder
- Rapid or pounding heartbeats
- Swollen legs, ankles, or feet
- Fast weight gain, especially around the face and belly
- Shortness of breath
- A feeling of impending faintness
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 people
Increased heart rate, inflammation of the lining that surrounds the heart, abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG), increased hair growth, and hair colour changes.
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
Accumulation of fluid around the heart, compression of the heart due to a build-up of fluid, and fluid retention.
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
Decrease in white blood cells, reduction in blood platelets, which increases the risk of bleeding or bruising, serious illness with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), inflammation and blistering of the skin, rash. Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data Accumulation of fluid between the layers of tissue that line the lungs and chest cavity, chest pains (angina), gastrointestinal disorders, swelling of the ankles, feet or fingers associated with or independent of weight gain, breast tenderness, reduced kidney function resulting in increased creatinine and urea levels in your blood.