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Minoxidil

Popular Brands: : Minoxidil, Rogaine, Loniten, Rogaine (for Women), Rogaine Extra Strength (for Men)
Official FDA Reports13,186
Social Media Events636
Total Posts31,497
Avg. Review Score2.53/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Minoxidil
Manufacturers
  • Actavis Mid Atlantic Llc
  • American Sales Company
  • Amerisource Bergen
  • Bentley Laboratories, Llc
  • Cardinal Health
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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Minoxidil Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Minoxidil

Headache

Side Effects: Slightly increased peachy hairgrowth on face. During first week of treatment I experienced a minor headache after application.

Regained hair growth. Minoxidil first incr...


Source: Minoxidil

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Hair Texture Abnormal

Side Effects: Slightly increased peachy hairgrowth on face . During first week of treatment I experienced a minor headache after application.

Regained hair growth. Minoxidil first incr...


Source: Minoxidil

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Dry Skin

Side Effects: Mild drying of the scalp

Even though I am a woman, my dermatologist recommended that I use the men's dose of Rogain. It definitely thickened my hair, after using the wom...


Source: Minoxidil

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erectile dysfunction, Libido decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Complete Impotence, Loss of Libido, Can not ejaculate on rare occasions I could get erect. I started using 2% Liquid Rogaine 20 years ago when I was 33 years old. I was put o...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hair texture abnormal

Posted By Happy Camper in fdb.rxlist.com on May 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... only three months new hair was growing in. I have pictures of the bang area and it is amazing. It is now nine months and I have a nice full head of hair. I still have thinner hair in a couple of are...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: My sexual life was turned down by this medicine dont even think about it. Dont use i

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Anxiety, Heart rate, Blood pressure increased, Depression, Muscular weakness, Appetite disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Side effects are very real and serious. Headache, heart rate way up, blood pressure up, anxiety, depression, weakness, red elbows Please guys , the side effects are very real ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erectile dysfunction, Libido decreased, Sexual dysfunction, Spontaneous penile erection

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: all the side affect i had are sexual: loss of libido, fewer morning erection, erectile dysfunction, can't maintain hard erection more than 1 mun as i used to. i've never thoug...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tremor, Hypotension, Cardiac flutter, Panic attack

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Panic attacks, Heart palpitations, low blood pressure, shaking hands My son started Rogaine about 9 months ago. After taking Roagine for about 3 months, he started to complain...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By OLIVIA in fdb.rxlist.com on March 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

IT WORKS! HAIR STARTED TO GROW IN ONLY 2 MONTHS. HOWEVER, IM TURNING INTO BIGFOOT =). IM GROWING HAIR ON MY CHEST AND FACE AND FOREHEAD AND HANDS AND ARMS. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH A FULL HEAD ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Chest pain, Palpitations, Heart rate abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Feel my heart pounding in my chest/palpitations/slight chest pain. Had a really bad night with it last night so have not applied since. Anyone know when the heart pounding will go awa...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Pain, Pruritus

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Horrible effect on my sex drive and ability to keep erect. Body itched, throat glands ached snd joint pain. Do not use this product. It should not be allowed on store shelve...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.