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Minoxidil Side Effects

Report Minoxidil Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Minoxidil, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Minoxidil side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Minoxidil.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Minoxidil side effects are:
Rogaine (9 reports)
Atrial Fibrillation (4 reports)
Face (4 reports)
Apnea Caused By Tongue Swelling (2 reports)
Headache (2 reports)
Mestrual Period Disorder (more Frequent) (2 reports)
Sleep Apnea (2 reports)
Swelling Head (2 reports)
Swelling Head And Face (2 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Minoxidil side effects . You can also compare Minoxidil side effects or view FDA reports.

Minoxidil Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Minoxidil reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Minoxidil on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Application Site Swelling, Incorrect Dose Administered, Dyspnoea, Application Site Pain, Hypersensitivity, Skin Infection
on Apr 02, 2013 Male from US , 87 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: application site swelling, incorrect dose administered, dyspnoea, application site pain, hypersensitivity, skin infection. Minoxidil dosage: 1 Capful, Twice A Day.

Pericardial Effusion, Atrial Fibrillation, Pulmonary Embolism, Bronchitis, International Normalised Ratio Decreased
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: pericardial effusion, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism, bronchitis, international normalised ratio decreased on Feb 20, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 74 years of age, weighting 422.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Eye Swelling, Application Site Swelling, Skin Exfoliation, Dry Skin, Skin Wrinkling, Rash, Urticaria, Erythema, Pruritus
Adverse event was reported on Feb 15, 2013 by a Female taking Minoxidil 2% Women 202 (Dosage: One Application To Eyebrows, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 105.0 lb, After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: eye swelling, application site swelling, skin exfoliation, dry skin, skin wrinkling, rash, urticaria, erythema, pruritus.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Atrial Fibrillation, Incorrect Dose Administered, Insomnia, Heart Rate Increased
on Mar 08, 2013 Female from US , weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil 2% Women 202. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: atrial fibrillation, incorrect dose administered, insomnia, heart rate increased. Minoxidil 2% Women 202 dosage: 1 Ml, Bid.
Associated medications used:


Deafness, Tinnitus
on Nov 26, 2012 Female from US , weighting 146.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: deafness, tinnitus. Minoxidil dosage: 2.5 Mg 3 Tabs Daily By Mouth.

Convulsion
Patient was taking Minoxidil 2% Women 202. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: convulsion on Dec 14, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Minoxidil 2% Women 202 dosage: 1 Ml, Bid.

Hypotension, Tachycardia, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Oct 30, 2012 by a Male taking Minoxidil (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 46 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: hypotension, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Patient was hospitalized.

Hypotension, Tachycardia, Electrocardiogram St Segment Depression, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness
on Oct 30, 2012 Male from US , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: hypotension, tachycardia, electrocardiogram st segment depression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness. Minoxidil dosage: Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Tachycardia, Hypotension
on Oct 24, 2012 Male from US , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, hypotension. Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Hypotension, Nausea, Vomiting, Electrocardiogram St-t Change, Tachycardia, Dizziness, Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: hypotension, nausea, vomiting, electrocardiogram st-t change, tachycardia, dizziness, alcohol withdrawal syndrome on Oct 24, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, Dermatitis Papillaris Capillitii
Adverse event was reported on Oct 22, 2012 by a Male taking Minoxidil (Dosage: 100 Mg, Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: GB , 61 years of age, Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: pseudofolliculitis barbae, dermatitis papillaris capillitii.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Chorioretinopathy, Scotoma, Metamorphopsia, Pupillary Reflex Impaired, Macular Oedema, Retinal Oedema, Angiogram Abnormal
on Oct 17, 2012 Male from IT , 37 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: chorioretinopathy, scotoma, metamorphopsia, pupillary reflex impaired, macular oedema, retinal oedema, angiogram abnormal. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.

Hypersensitivity, Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Off Label Use
on Jan 14, 2013 Female from US , 72 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil 2% Women 202. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: hypersensitivity, swelling face, eye swelling, off label use. Minoxidil 2% Women 202 dosage: 1 Ml, Bid.
Associated medications used:
  • Foltx (Unk, Unk)
  • Baby Aspirin (81 Mg, Qd)
  • Verapamil (80 Mg, Tid)
  • Crestor (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (Unk, Unk)
  • Ibuprofen (600 Mg, Unk)
  • Tramadol Hcl (Unk, Unk)
  • Electrolytes Nos (Unk, Unk)


Oedema Peripheral
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: oedema peripheral on Oct 01, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 65 years of age, weighting 245.2 lb, . Minoxidil dosage: 5 Mg Am Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling Face, Hypersensitivity, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Sep 21, 2012 by a Female taking Minoxidil For Women (Dosage: 1 Ml, Bid) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: swelling face, hypersensitivity, off label use.

Chills, Headache, Emotional Distress
on Sep 10, 2012 Male from US , weighting 195.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: chills, headache, emotional distress. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.

Hypotension, Tachycardia, Troponin Increased, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Overdose
on Sep 11, 2012 Male from US , 46 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: hypotension, tachycardia, troponin increased, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, overdose. Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Hypotension, Tachycardia, Electrocardiogram St Segment Depression, Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Overdose, Electrocardiogram T Wave Abnormal
Patient was taking Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: hypotension, tachycardia, electrocardiogram st segment depression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, overdose, electrocardiogram t wave abnormal on Sep 11, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 50 years of age, . Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Alopecia, Pruritus, Libido Decreased, Depression
Adverse event was reported on Aug 30, 2012 by a Male taking Minoxidil For Men (Dosage: N/A) . Location: CA , 43 years of age, weighting 99.21 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: alopecia, pruritus, libido decreased, depression.

Stillbirth
on Mar 28, 2013 Female from DE , weighting 194.0 lb, was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: stillbirth. Minoxidil dosage: 20 Mg, 2x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Candesartan Cilexetil (32 Mg, Daily)
  • Moxonidine (0.2 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Bisoprolol (7.25 Mg, Daily)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 Mg, Daily)
  • Amlodipine (10 Mg,daily)


Thermal Burn, Injury
on Oct 04, 2012 Female from US , weighting 178.4 lb, was treated with Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: thermal burn, injury. Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Pericardial Effusion
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: pericardial effusion on Jun 28, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 51 years of age, weighting 189.6 lb, was diagnosed with and. Minoxidil dosage: 5 Mg Bid Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Lymphocytic Infiltration, Blister, Dermatitis, Rash Papular, Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Skin Wrinkling, Skin Irritation, Seborrhoea
Adverse event was reported on Jun 21, 2012 by a Male taking Minoxidil (Dosage: 1 Ml, Bid) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 240.0 lb, Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: lymphocytic infiltration, blister, dermatitis, rash papular, hypersensitivity, pruritus, skin wrinkling, skin irritation, seborrhoea.

Cellulitis, Headache, Overdose, Accidental Exposure, Skin Infection, Application Site Pain, Application Site Infection, Ear Infection
on Jun 06, 2012 Male from CANADA , weighting 179.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: cellulitis, headache, overdose, accidental exposure, skin infection, application site pain, application site infection, ear infection. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Venous Thrombosis
on Jul 12, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 81 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: venous thrombosis. Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

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