What is Genoxidil used for?
Genoxidil is a food supplement that contains nutraceuticals that activate the nuclear factor-erythroid factor 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) protein, a critical transcription factor that regulates the expression of over 1000 genes in the cell under normal and stressed conditions.
Uncontrolled production of oxidants results in oxidative stress that impairs cellular functions and contributes to the development of cancer, chronic disease, and toxicity.
Studies indicate that Nrf2 controls the basal and induced expression of an array of antioxidant response element–dependent genes to regulate the physiological and pathophysiological outcomes of oxidant exposure.
Genoxidil works at the mitochondrial and gene levels to produce its anti-aging, antioxidant, detoxification, and immune system boosting effects. Genoxidil may also help with the revitalization of lost energy due to severe sickness and help improves memory and mental capacity.
According to the promoters, Genoxidil has several benefits and can help with the following conditions:
- Gastric Problems
- Articular Pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Aches & Pains
Over the past several years, nutraceuticals like Genoxidil have attracted considerable interest due to their potential nutritional, safety, and therapeutic effects. These products could have a role in a plethora of biological processes, including antioxidant defenses, cell proliferation, gene expression, and the safeguarding of mitochondrial integrity.
Genoxidil may be used to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, postpone the aging process, and in turn increase life expectancy, or just support the functions and integrity of the body. These products are considered to be healthy sources for the prevention of life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, renal and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as different infections.
How to take Genoxidil
Take Genoxidil exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Never take more than the recommended dose of a Genoxidil. Avoid taking more than one nutraceutical product at the same time unless your doctor tells you to. Taking similar products together can result in an overdose or serious side effects.
Can I take Genoxidil while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, avoid Genoxidil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding except if your doctor tells you to take it. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Your needs may be different during pregnancy. Some medications can harm an unborn baby if taken in large doses. You may need to use a prenatal vitamin specially formulated for pregnant women.
Does Genoxidil have any side effects?
Yes, studies indicate that Nrf2 activators like Genoxidil can cause or exacerbate cardiac damage and dysfunction depending on the pathological nature of disease settings.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What medication can interact with Genoxidil?
Studies on Genoxidil are scarce. Genoxidil can affect the way a medicine acts, or the way that the body absorbs, uses, and gets rid of it. Genoxidil may affect how your blood sugar and blood pressure medications work, and increase the risk of unwanted side effects.
Taking medicines like Genoxidil can have unintended consequences on your body. It’s important to talk to your doctor about the Genoxidil and how it may affect you. If you take other medications, vitamins, or supplements, you’ll want to speak with your doctor about how those may react with Genoxidil.