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    Renato got a reaction from IllelfwailI in LONITEN   
    Scusate se lo studio e' un'altra volta in inglese,ma salus e' in ferie, e quindi non glielo posso mandare affinche' lo faccia tradurre. Potevo aspettare? No! Leggete!
    E' un messaggio trovato su alt.baldspot :P
    Im now on propecia! and my hair is shedding now again! after using 1.5
    years Propecia! But there is this drugs ..helping 8 of 10 men with his
    Called Loniten ( 80% Responded with Hair Growth)
    But there is more side-effects!!
    We have received numerous requests for more info about Loniten
    (pronounced Lon-ah-tin) since we published the article on "Potent Drug
    Cocktail" for hair loss.
    We have done more research on Loniten and this is from Pharmacia &
    Upjohn - "80% of the patients reported hair growth".
    Loniten or oral minoxidil is actually intended for patients with high
    blood pressure. However, Loniten as an anti-hypertension drug has not
    been as successful as one may hope for Upjohn. Incidentally, a very
    commonly reported side effects of Loniten, namely hair growth, caught
    the attention of Upjohn. Rogaine or topical minoxidil is a spinoff
    from Loniten and turned out to be a multi-million dollar success for
    Upjohn as a hair loss treatment.
    Just as Rogaine is running out of steam as the best selling hair loss
    treatment is the world, people are turning their attention to low
    dosage oral minoxidil as a hair growth stimulant.
    According to Upjohn, "8 out of 10 patients reported hair growth" -
    This is a very significant statistics considering that this statement
    is from one of the world's largest and most highly respected
    pharmaceutical companies in the world. We have every reason to believe
    that the 80% claim is derived from numerous double-blinded independent
    testings on a very large group of test subjects, unlike some small
    clinics that produce similar claims based on privately conducted
    testings on a small group.
    Good news for women too. Pharmacia & Upjohn indicated that hair growth
    has been reported by women subjects as well.
    Upjohn listed "undesirable hair growth" as one of the side effects
    associated with Loniten. Specifically, 8 out of every 10 patients
    reported that body hair grew longer and darker while on Loniten. The
    hair growth usually starts within 3 - 6 weeks after beginning
    treatment. It is commonly reported that the hair growth tends to start
    on the forehead, temples, cheeks, and between the eyebrows.
    Subsequently, hair growth may be noticed on arms, legs and scalp. Some
    of HairSite readers also reported denser eyebrows and hair on the back
    while on treatment. Upjohn further added that the hair growth is not
    permanent. It will stop within 1 - 6 months after discontinuing the
    We have also confirmed the theory that Loniten has to be taken with a
    diuretic such as Spironolactone. Publications from Upjohn explicitly
    stated that a diuretic "must be" taken in conjunction with Loniten in
    most cases. The rationale is that while Loniten lowers blood pressure,
    your body's defense mechanism will automatically return your blood
    pressure to the original elevated level. Your body accomplishes that
    by retaining water and salt so that there will be more fluid to pump
    throughout the body. So in order for Loniten to be safe to consume, it
    is necessary to use a diuretic medication to remove excess water and
    salt from your body. Spironolactone is a natural choice for most hair
    loss sufferers since not only is Spironolactone a diuretic, it is also
    a potent anti-androgen.
    Loniten comes with many undesirable side effects and it is important
    that you consult your doctor before using this medication.
    Among some of the side effects are:
    1) Salt and water retention - It is important to monitor your body
    weight closely while on Loniten. If Loniten is used without a
    diuretic, rapid weight gain by means of water and salt retention can
    happen within a few days, leading to increased plasma and interstitial
    fluid volume and local or generalized edema. Diuretic treatment alone
    or in conjunction with restricted salt intake will usually reduce the
    likelihood of water retention. You should consult your doctor
    immediately if you quickly gain weight of five or more pounds or if
    there is any swelling or puffiness in teh face, hands, ankles or
    stomach area. These are signs that you are retaining water.
    2) Rapid heart rate - Loniten increases heart rate and it is not
    uncommon that your doctor would suggest taking another medication to
    reduce heart rate. To test if you have increased heart rate, you
    should count your pulse rate while you are resting. If you notice an
    increase of 20 beats or more over your normal pulse rate, contact your
    doctor immediately.
    3) Interaction with Guanethidine - Administering Loniten to patients
    already taking Guanethidine can result in serious orthostatic effects.
    If possible, discontinue guanethidine well before using Loniten.
    4) Other side effects include increased difficulty in breathing, new
    or aggravating pain the the chest, shoulder or arm, severe
    indigestion, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, breast
    tenderness, nausea and vomiting.
    Loniten comes in 2.5 mg , 5mg and 10 mg dosage.
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