Minoxidil is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Arteriolar Vasodilator.
This medication is usually used for reducing high blood pressure (also called hypertension). It is also used to treat heart failure. Ask your physician why he or she gave you this medication.
Minoxidil belongs to a group of medications called Vasodilators. It relaxes the blood vessels and make them wider. As a result, your blood pressure goes down and it helps your heart.
This medication comes in multiple forms. Consult your package insert for specific instructions on how to take this medication.
Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.