Loniten
Alternatives

(Minoxidil)

Loniten (Minoxidil)

Prescription only

Hydralazine

1 of 3 alternatives
Lowers blood pressure.

Loniten (Minoxidil) should only be used to treat blood pressure when other medications can’t.

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Upsides
  • In a clinical trial, 75% of people using Loniten (Minoxidil) were able to greatly decrease their blood pressure.
  • Decreases your chance of stroke, heart attack, and kidney problems.
  • Loniten (Minoxidil) comes in a generic form, so it’s pretty cheap.
  • Could be safe to use if you're pregnant.
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Downsides
  • You'll need to take a diuretic or “water pill” to get rid of the salt and water your body hangs onto when taking Loniten (Minoxidil).
  • You'll also need to take a heart medication like a beta-blocker to slow your heart from beating too fast.
  • In some people, Loniten (Minoxidil) can cause chest pain, heart attack, or heart failure.
  • It can take a few weeks after starting Loniten (Minoxidil) before you feel the full benefits.
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Used for
  • Essential hypertension
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Side effects
The Loniten (Minoxidil) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Hydralazine FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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