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Because of the minimal amount of information on this potent agent, use minoxidil with caution, particularly when therapy involves a large maternal dosage or breastfeeding a newborn. Maternal topical minoxidil should pose low risk to older, full-term breastfed infants, but might best be avoided while breastfeeding a preterm or neonatal infant.

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