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Minoxidil And Water Weight (Expert Answers)

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Your hands, feet, ankles, stomach, or face can swell as a result of salt and water retention caused when taking minoxidil. Water retention may cause a sudden weight gain of five pounds or more. Excess fluids in the body can be damaging and lead to congestive heart failure if treated incorrectly.

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1Does Minoxidil Make You Fat?

Minoxidil has some side effects like other medications. It may cause weight gain due to water retention in the body. Doctors prescribe other medicines along with oral Minoxidil (for hypertension) to prevent water retention.

2Is Minoxidil A Diuretic?

Minoxidil is a vasodilator used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Minoxidil is usually given together with two other medications including a diuretic (water pill). Minoxidil is available in generic form.

3Why Does Minoxidil Cause Sodium Retention??

The mechanism of the sodium and water retention with minoxidil is a varying combination of renal hemodynamic and/or neurohumoral changes as well as direct tubular effects. The latter May relate to minoxidil’s action as a potassium channel opener.

4Can Topical Minoxidil Cause Edema?

Application site reactions may involve nearby structures (e.g. ears, face) and typically include pruritus, irritation, pain, rash, edema, dry skin, erythema, and erythematous rash, but may include severe events such as exfoliation, dermatitis, blistering, bleeding, or ulceration.

5Does Minoxidil Cause Water Retention?

Side Effects. Fluid retention and tachycardia are dose-dependent side effects that occur with minoxidil. The mechanism of the sodium and water retention with minoxidil is a varying combination of renal hemodynamic and/or neurohumoral changes as well as direct tubular effects.

6Should I Take A Diuretic With Minoxidil?

Salt and water retention: Minoxidil can cause salt and water retention. This can lead to congestive heart failure. To avoid this, your doctor should prescribe a diuretic (water pill) for you to take with minoxidil.

7What Are The Side Effects Of Minoxidil?

Side Effects
Acne at site of application.
burning of scalp.
facial hair growth.
increased hair loss.
inflammation or soreness at root of hair.

8Can Minoxidil Cause Urinary Problems?

… Furthermore, minoxidil can also lead to the activation of the renin-angiotensin axis, which prompts increased biosynthesis of aldosterone and leads to increased plasma and urinary aldosterone, resulting in fluid retention [9,10].