Before-after study with 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring after the first dose of 5 mg oral minoxidil
Mendeley Supplemental Figure. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) values of one patient who experimented lightheadedness and postural dizziness 1 hour after the first dose of minoxidil 5mg. Reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) starts 20 minutes after minoxidil intake, reaching minimum values 1.40 hours after intake (SBP 91 mmHg; DBP 49 mmHg), without tachycardia. After 2 hours, blood pressure recovers rapidly, with no other clinical relevance in the patient. Note that this patient had high blood pressure values (SBP>130 mmHg) before the intake of minoxidil, which increases the hypotensive effect of the drug. Mendeley supplemental Table. Review of studies that monitored blood pressure and heart rate during the treatment with oral minoxidil. Table footnotes: AMBP: ambulatory blood pressure monitoring; BP: blood pressure; bpm: beats per minute; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; HR: heart rate; p: statistical significance level <0.05; LDOM: low dose oral minoxidil; SBP: systolic blood pressure.