LONITAB 5MG TABLET contains Minoxidil which belongs to the group of medicines called Vasodilators. It is used to treat very high blood pressure (hypertension). Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Symptoms include such as headaches, vision problems, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, nausea and vomiting.

Prior to the treatment, your doctor may want you to take multiple blood pressure readings at regular intervals, monitor fluid and salt (electrolyte) levels in your body and do general health check-ups to understand your existing condition.

Along with this treatment, your doctor might advise you to take a low-salt diet to reduce blood pressure effectively. LONITAB 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients suffering from high blood pressure caused by hormones from a tumor (phaeochromocytoma).

LONITAB 5MG TABLET should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women unless advised by the doctor. It should be used with caution in children and elderly patients.

The most common side effects of taking LONITAB 5MG TABLET are increased heart rate, inflammation of the lining that surrounds the heart, increased hair growth and hair colour changes. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.

USES OF LONITAB 5MG TABLET

Treats high blood pressure (hypertension)

HOW LONITAB 5MG TABLET WORKS

LONITAB 5MG TABLET helps to control high blood pressure, where minoxidil is a vasodilator that works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can pass through them more easily thus resulting in lowering the blood pressure.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take LONITAB 5MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking LONITAB 5MG TABLET unless your doctor advises you to stop.

SIDE EFFECTS OF LONITAB 5MG TABLET

COMMON

Increased heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm

Inflammation of the lining that surrounds the heart

Increase in hair growth, hair colour changes

Accumulation of fluid around the heart

Compression of the heart due to a buildup of fluid, fluid retention

RARE

Signs of low white blood cells (fever, chills, and repeated infections)

Signs of low platelet count (easy bleeding or bruising)

Serious illness with blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)

Inflammation and blistering of the skin

Rashes

Stop taking LONITAB 5MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

Feel fainting or dizziness, especially when you stand up

Signs of fluid retention (puffy ankles or your rings get tight or put on weight)

Wheezing, breathless and tired (especially if you already have a weak heart)

Angina (chest pain).