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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Poisoning
Answer: Minoxidil was initially used as a blood pressure medication. A one time dose would produce no long term effects, but will reduce blood pressure for the time that it is in the child's system.
Answer: You are accurate that nail polish often contains methanol. But, why would anyone ingest it except by accident? You can check at the supermarket on the ingredient list, but it doesn't appear
to be a problem for most patients who use these products.