Also known as Loniten and Rogaine
Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication. It also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil must be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles and the maintenance of any experienced hair regrowth. It is marketed under many trade names, including Avacor Physician's Formulation, Loniten (oral), Mintop, Amexidil, Rogaine, Spectral.DNC, and Vanarex. Kopexil is a derivative of minoxidil missing the piperidine substituent.Source: Wikipedia
DEA Class 4 meaning a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.
Estimated Total Cost: $20.72 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed minoxidil to treat kidney failure, too little hair, alopecia, and chronic kidney disease.