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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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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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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...


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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...


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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...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Back pain, Adverse event, Hypothyroidism

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Posted By Ray on August 25, 2018 @ 12:29 am

Toggle navigation DrugInformer Search Search Term Enter I have been using 5% for 20 plus years. I think our hard got to my,Body and maybe even my joints.,I apply once a day,instead of twice a day. I dye my hair every two weeks as well. Minoxidil has helped with my hair growth and has prevented hair loss in my case. Now I'm not sure which one to blame for my back pain,hurniated disks and tears in my knee meniscus. Or may not have anything to do with it. I just feel that these chemicals somewhat get absorbed and get to the liver and blood stream and cause some problems. Any thoughts or similar experiences? I have been using 5% for 20 plus years. I think our hard got to my I have been using 5% for 20 plus years. I think our hard got to my×Body and maybe even my joints.×I apply once a day×instead of twice a day. I dye my hair every two weeks as well. Minoxidil has helped with my hair growth and has prevented hair loss in my case. Now I'm not sure which one to blame for my back pain×hurniated disks and tears in my knee meniscus. Or may not have anything to do with it. I just feel that these chemicals somewhat get absorbed and get to the liver and blood stream and starts damaging the joints or other organs. Any thoughts from long-term users. I am a male, mid 40s. I am also having hypothyroidism issues recently. Not sure if I sold should connect the dots or not.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By AshleyAndJJ in fdb.rxlist.com on October 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Long story shprt, I plucked out all my eyebrows when I was 14 and they completely stopped growing back. I've been using a pencil for the past 15 years. About 3 weeks ago, I decided to buy Equate Minox...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tiredness, decrease of sex drive, pain on testicles, Only 2 days were enough to feel some side effects of this drug,after first day i could feel a slightly pain on my balls, n...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Loss of libido, Tenderness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Diminished libido, less frequent/strong erections, sore scalp with no hair growth I just assumed my diminished libido was a consequence of aging, though I am otherwise in outs...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Dizziness, Mood swings, Anxiety, Depression, Disturbance in attention, Oedema, Somnolence, Adverse drug reaction, Dark circles under eyes

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

Side Effects: Depression, generalized anxiety, mood swings, swollen/puffy eyes, black circles under eyes, dizzyness, tiredness, general fatigue I was only on this product for a few days an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Sinus tachycardia, Drug effect increased

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

Horrible side effects! After couple of days starting to use it I have been having several episodes of dizziness, sinus tachycardia (120-176 bpm) and elevated Blood Pressure (most likely secondary to...

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: Heart rate irregular

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

Side Effects: fast heart beat for 2-4 seconds several times a day well, I applied more than recommended dose. I tried to cover my whole blad scalp without any leakage. and thus this way I a...

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


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