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    Oral minoxidil 1.25 mg daily has been suggested by dermatologist to treat longstanding (8 years) female pattern hair loss in a young woman who is breastfeeding a two month old infant.

    On reviewing the Hale's Meds info on minoxidil, a higher dose is assumed.

    Would this very low oral dose by considered likely compatible with breastfeeding or best deferred until after weaning?

    She is already supplementing iron, vitamin D for low levels and is using topical minoxidil without effect (though dermatologist has reminded her that 9+ months expected for full hair growth cycle). She is considering starting oral spironolactone as well, which seems more clearly likely compatible with breastfeeding.

    Please comment on lactation concerns of this very low dose of oral minoxidil for this use, for a full term infant. Thank you.
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