Minoxidil is a blood pressure medication. This medication works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is usually given in conjunction with other blood pressure medications in order to help bring blood pressure down to a safe level.
This medication can cause severe chest pains and other heart problems. Patients who are on this medication should get regular heart exams to make sure that their hearts are healthy. You should see your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Fast heartbeat
- Breathing difficulties
- Swelling in the feet or ankles
- Weight gain