Rogaine Warnings and Precautions

If you are using Rogaine, notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop chest pain, unexplained weight gain, or an increased heart rate. Although only a small amount of the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream, Rogaine can potentially cause interactions when used with certain other drugs. Other safety precautions with Rogaine involve warnings about using this drug while pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Rogaine® (minoxidil) if you have:
 
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(This article applies only to minoxidil formulations that are applied on the scalp. An oral form of minoxidil is available by prescription and is used to treat severe hypertension. Oral minoxidil should not be used to treat hair loss, as it can cause serious side effects. Click Loniten for more information.)
 
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