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Minoxidil - can I crush the pills and make a topical treament?

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Marvell 19 Feb 2011

No, it isn't recommended that you crush the tablets and make a topical treatment. Topical creams are available.

DrDonovan 15 Jan 2015

This would not be wise to do oneself as getting the precise dose is challenging. A compounding pharmacist can sometimes to this - crush the pills and make a topical solution - but it requires very careful quality control.

Minoxidil is a drug and side effects are possible. Proper use and administration of this medication is essential.

Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD
US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist
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