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Can I Drink Alcohol While Using Minoxidil? (Fact Checked)

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Oral minoxidil can have an adverse drug interaction with alcohol, causing a decrease in blood pressure. But topical minoxidil does not significantly react with alcohol use. However, alcohol can dry out the skin, which could irritate your scalp when using topical minoxidil products.

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Some research suggests alcohol prevents finasteride from having this positive effect. The research is unclear on whether alcohol itself worsens BPH symptoms and hair loss. But, alcohol can have negative effects on both mental and physical health.

2Can I Drink Alcohol While On Treatment?

Mixing alcohol and medicines puts you at risk for dangerous reactions. Protect yourself by avoiding alcohol if you are taking a medication and don’t know its effect. To learn more about a medicine and whether it will interact with alcohol, talk to your pharmacist or other health care provider.

3How Long Does It Take For Minoxidil To Absorb??

Minoxidil takes 30 minutes to be absorbed into the scalp but should have sunk in sufficiently to allow you to go to bed within 5 minutes after applying. If your scalp still feels slightly wet from minoxidil liquid, try to sit up until it has dried or been completely absorbed.

4Who Should Not Use Minoxidil?

It is not known how minoxidil causes hair growth. This medication is not used for sudden/patchy hair loss, unexplained hair loss (for example, if you have no family history of hair loss), or hair loss after giving birth.Do not use this product if you are 18 years old or younger.

5How Long Should You Avoid Alcohol After Medication?

Do not drink alcohol while you are using these medicines and for at least 72 hours after you stop taking the medication.15/02/2022

6What Medication Can You Not Drink Alcohol With?

Do not drink alcohol while you are using these medicines and for at least 72 hours after you stop taking the medication.

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