Systemic minoxidil ‘safe for paediatric patients’

Data extracted from medical records at a Melbourne clinic suggest the medication is well-tolerated, dermatologists say

Low-dose oral or sublingual minoxidil could safely be prescribed for children with alopecia or other forms of hair loss, a small Australian study suggests.

Melbourne dermatologists say the finding, based on data from 63 paediatric cases, supports further exploration of systemic minoxidil in this setting to better assess its efficacy and the optimum dose.