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Oral Minoxidil Tablets for Female Hair Loss

Reverse the early signs of thinning hair and hair loss in women with oral minoxidil tablets. Clinically shown to increase blood flow to hair follicles, boost nutrient delivery to the scalp and extend the active growth phase of the hair growth cycle. 

* This page was medically reviewed by Dr. Christina Han, MD FRCPC.

* Oral minoxidil has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of female pattern hair loss. Only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a licensed healthcare provider.

Illustration showing how minoxidil tablets help generate new blood vessels

How does minoxidil work?

Treating Female Hair Loss with Minoxidil

Minoxidil is thought to benefit female hair loss in several ways. It relaxes blood vessels to increase oxygen and nutrient flow to the scalp and helps generate new blood vessels. It may also directly stimulate hair follicles to transition them into the active growth phase of the hair growth cycle.

Is Oral Minoxidil Safe for Women?

Many women can take minoxidil without experiencing serious side effects. When comparing oral to topical medications, oral medications may come with an increased risk of side effects. But there are some cases when the oral option may be preferred. Let's take a look at your options.

Oral Medications

Oral Medications

SiloxysSystem™ Gel

SiloxysSystem™ Gel


Oral minoxidil may be more effective than topical minoxidil for some people (Pietrauszka and Bergler-Czop, 2022).

Combining topical minoxidil with finasteride may be superior to taking minoxidil alone (Chen et al., 2020). The combination targets multiple different causes of hair loss in women.

Side Effects

Oral medications have been associated with a higher risk of systemic side effects. These side effects are uncommon, but may include blood pressure changes, fast heartbeat and dizziness.

Compounding in SiloxysSystem™ Gel may help deliver medications more consistently over time and reduce medication absorption into the body.

Usage and Delivery

Usually one tablet, once a day.

Follow doctor-recommended frequency. Drip-free and lightweight gel.

Do Minoxidil Tablets for Female Hair Loss Work?


of female patients taking oral minoxidil to treat female pattern hair loss experienced at least some degree of clinical improvement.

(Rodrigues-Barata et al., 2020)

How to Use Oral Minoxidil For Women

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