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Minoxidil tablets contain the powerful antihypertensive agent minoxidil which may produce serious adverse effects. It can cause pericardial effusion occasionally progressing to temponade, and angina pectoris may be exacerbated. Minoxidil should be reserved for hypertensive patients who do not respond adequately to maximum therapeutic doses of a diuretic and two other antihypertensive agents.

In experimental animals minoxidil caused several kinds of myocardial lesions as well as other adverse cardiac effects (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Cardiac Lesions in Animals)

Minoxidil must be administered under close supervision. usually concomitantly with therapeutic doses of a beta- adrenergic blocking agent to prevent tachycardia and increased myocardial workload. It must also usually be given with a diuretic frequently one acting in the ascending limb of the loop of Henle, to prevent serious fluid accumulation. Patients with malignant hypertension and those already receiving guanethidine (see WARNINGS) should be hospitalized when minoxidil is first administered so that they can be monitored to avoid too rapid, or large orthostatic, decreases in blood pressure.

Minoxidil tablets contain minoxidil, an antihypertensive peripheral vasodilator. Minoxidil occurs as a white to off-white, crystalline powder. Soluble in alcohol and propylene glycol; sparingly soluble in methanol; slightly soluble in water; practically insoluble in chloroform, acetone and ethyl acetate. The chemical name for minoxidil is 2,4-pyrimidine-diamine, 6-(1-piperidinyl)-, 3-oxide.

It has the following molecular formula C9H15N5O with a molecular weight of 209.25.

Minoxidil tablets for oral administration contain either 2.5 mg or 10 mg of minoxidil.

Minoxidil Tablets, USP 2.5 mg and 10 mg contain the following, inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, docusate sodium, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium, benzoate and sodium starch glycolate.

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