Hair loss treatment may be dangerous to kids

December 10, 2014 9:41 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Minoxidil, best known as a hair-loss treatment, may cause dangerous side effects if kids are accidentally exposed to it, say the authors of a recent case study from France.

After a little girl swallowed less than a teaspoon of the product, she was hospitalized with a dangerously fast heart rate and dangerously low blood pressure that lasted until the next day, report the authors, who call for child-proof bottles and sale of the drug by prescription only.

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