Interesting, I still dont see how this can be a non-prescription drug if some get so severe side-effects? I have hever seen any warnings or debate in media about this?
Only a few percent of people get severe side effects from minoxidil.
But it's such a widely-used drug that a few percent out of 200 million total users is still plenty of people who get major side effects.
The internet is riddled with anecdotes of people getting heart palpitations, dangerously low blood pressure, drastically increased resting heart rate, edema and more.
Which is what minoxidil was made to do. It's a vasodilator / anti-hypertensive drug.
Therefore, if you have normal or low blood pressure and you use topical minoxidil but a large chunk of that goes systemic, you'll experience these vasodilatory effects and you'll blood pressure will drop even more.
There are many other drugs on the market that have severe side-effects and nobody cares about that.
But at the end of the day, minoxidil helps millions of people and is an extremely potent hair growth stimulant.
I just want to give people more options to choose from.
That's why we're studying adenosine because it does hold some merit.