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July 4, 1980

Evaluation of a New Antihypertensive Agent: Minoxidil

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Drugs, American Medical Association, Chicago.

JAMA. 1980;244(1):73-75. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310010059037

Minoxidil is a potent, long-acting, orally effective vasodilator that recently became available for general use in the United States. It is given with a diuretic and a β-blocking drug to treat severe hypertension that cannot be controlled by conventional therapy. Fluid retention and hypertrichosis are the most common adverse reactions.

(JAMA 244:73-75, 1980)