What is minoxidil?

- Oct 15, 2018-

What is minoxidil?

Minoxidil, chemical name 6-(1-piperidinyl)-2,4-pyrimidinediamine, 3-oxide, is a white or off-white crystalline powder. Slightly soluble in ethanol, slightly soluble in chloroform or water, very slightly soluble in acetone; dissolved in glacial acetic acid. Clinically, as a potassium ion channel opener, it can directly relax vascular smooth muscle, has a strong expansion of small arteries, so that peripheral resistance decreases, blood pressure drops, and has no effect on volumetric blood vessels, so it can promote venous return. At the same time, cardiac output and heart rate can be increased due to the reflex regulation and positive frequency action, but no orthostatic hypotension is caused.


Product Name: Minoxidil

CAS NO.38304-91-5

Specification: 99%

Appearance: White powder


It is known for its ability to slow or stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. It is available over the counter for treatment of androgenic alopecia, among other baldness treatments, but measurable changes disappear within months after discontinuation of treatment. Its effectiveness has largely been demonstrated in younger men (18 to 41 years of age), the younger the better.

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