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Hypertension, Heart Rate Increased, Syncope, Toxicity To Various Agents, No Therapeutic Response, Dizziness, Hypotension (8167188-0)
on Feb 13, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil Extra Strength (for Men). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: hypertension, heart rate increased, syncope, toxicity to various agents, no therapeutic response, dizziness, hypotension. Minoxidil Extra Strength (for Men) dosage: X1;po.
Associated medications used:
  • Atenolol
Patient was hospitalized.

Skin Disorder, Underdose (8159230-8)
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: skin disorder, underdose on Feb 17, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 56 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • alopecia
and. Minoxidil dosage: Daily Dose Text: 1 Ml For 3 Days.

Paraesthesia, Multiple Sclerosis, Underdose, Hypoaesthesia (8153220-7)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 15, 2012 by a Female taking Minoxidil (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 158.0 lb, After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: paraesthesia, multiple sclerosis, underdose, hypoaesthesia.

Tinnitus (8144145-1)
on Feb 14, 2012 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 41 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: tinnitus. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.


Application Site Hypersensitivity, Incorrect Dose Administered, Ocular Discomfort, Accidental Exposure (8144143-8)
on Feb 10, 2012 Female from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA , 39 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: application site hypersensitivity, incorrect dose administered, ocular discomfort, accidental exposure. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.

Herpes Zoster, Alopecia (8138467-8)
Patient was taking Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: herpes zoster, alopecia on Feb 08, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 92 years of age, weighting 121.0 lb, . Minoxidil dosage: Nickel Size.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Vitamin D
  • Ascorbic Acid
Patient was hospitalized.

Tinnitus (8138348-X)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 11, 2012 by a Male taking Minoxidil (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 41 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: tinnitus.

Chorioretinopathy (8124725-X)
on Feb 03, 2012 Male from ITALY , 37 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: chorioretinopathy. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.

Tachycardia, Amenorrhoea, Hypotonia, Restlessness, Hyperhidrosis, Ocular Hyperaemia, Acrochordon, Abdominal Pain, Bone Disorder (8115777-1)
on Jan 26, 2012 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 44 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • alopecia
and was treated with Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: tachycardia, amenorrhoea, hypotonia, restlessness, hyperhidrosis, ocular hyperaemia, acrochordon, abdominal pain, bone disorder. Minoxidil dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Chondroitin (Unk)
  • Glucosamine (Unk)
  • Diazepam (Unk)
  • Beta Blocker (Unk)
  • Citalopram (Unk)
  • Mirtazapine (Unk)


Haemorrhage, Insomnia, Abdominal Pain, Disturbance In Attention, Cough, Hypoaesthesia, Rhinorrhoea, Restlessness, Arthropathy (8107770-X)
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: haemorrhage, insomnia, abdominal pain, disturbance in attention, cough, hypoaesthesia, rhinorrhoea, restlessness, arthropathy on Jan 26, 2012 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 44 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • alopecia
  • depression
and. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Mirtazapine
  • Seroquel
  • Osteocare
  • Medivitan


Oedema Peripheral, Acrochordon, Hypertrichosis, Disturbance In Attention, Fatigue, Hypoaesthesia, Temperature Intolerance, Tachycardia, Arthralgia (8103693-0)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 26, 2012 by a Female taking Minoxidil (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with
  • alopecia
and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 44 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: oedema peripheral, acrochordon, hypertrichosis, disturbance in attention, fatigue, hypoaesthesia, temperature intolerance, tachycardia, arthralgia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Glucosamine
  • Citalopram
  • Mirtazapine
  • Escitalopram
  • Seroquel (400 Mg, Unk)
  • Zopiclone (7.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Diazepam
  • Calcium (Unk)


Rash Pruritic, Erythema, Blister (8095046-9)
on Jan 31, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 43 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • alopecia
and was treated with Minoxidil (for Women). After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: rash pruritic, erythema, blister. Minoxidil (for Women) dosage: 0.75ml.

Vomiting, Sinus Tachycardia, Blood Pressure Decreased, Flushing (8065894-X)
on Jan 11, 2012 Female from FRANCE , weighting 24.25 lb, was treated with Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: vomiting, sinus tachycardia, blood pressure decreased, flushing. Minoxidil dosage: 100 Mg; Po.

Tachycardia, Accidental Exposure (8065871-9)
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: tachycardia, accidental exposure on Jan 11, 2012 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Male , child 2 years of age, . Minoxidil dosage: 100 Mg; Po.

Tachycardia, Coma, Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Hypotension, Electrocardiogram St Segment Depression (8065717-9)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 11, 2012 by a Patient taking Minoxidil (Dosage: 650 Mg;po) . Location: FRANCE , 20 years of age, After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: tachycardia, coma, electrocardiogram t wave inversion, hypotension, electrocardiogram st segment depression.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Alcohol
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypotension, Tachycardia, Coma (8065713-1)
on Jan 11, 2012 Patient from FRANCE , 36 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: hypotension, tachycardia, coma. Minoxidil dosage: 1 Gm;po.
Associated medications used:
  • Alcohol


Angina Pectoris, Tachycardia, Hypotension, Incorrect Dose Administered, Electrocardiogram St Segment Depression (8065705-2)
on Jan 11, 2012 Patient from FRANCE , 26 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: angina pectoris, tachycardia, hypotension, incorrect dose administered, electrocardiogram st segment depression. Minoxidil dosage: 3 Gm;po.

Vomiting, Flushing, Hypotension, Vasoplegia Syndrome, Sinus Tachycardia, Toxicity To Various Agents (8063633-X)
Patient was taking Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: vomiting, flushing, hypotension, vasoplegia syndrome, sinus tachycardia, toxicity to various agents on Jan 16, 2012 from FRANCE Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 24.25 lb, . Minoxidil dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Myocardial Infarction, Pneumonia, Hair Texture Abnormal (8055744-X)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 12, 2012 by a Female taking Minoxidil (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • alopecia
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 85 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: myocardial infarction, pneumonia, hair texture abnormal. Patient was hospitalized.

Application Site Pruritus, Eye Swelling, Dyspnoea, Auricular Swelling (8052314-4)
on Jan 13, 2012 Female from GERMANY , 75 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: application site pruritus, eye swelling, dyspnoea, auricular swelling. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.

Hypersensitivity (8052313-2)
on Jan 13, 2012 Male from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA , 50 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: hypersensitivity. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.

Malaise, Sputum Discoloured, Chills, Pyrexia, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Spinal Compression Fracture, Muscular Weakness, Oxygen Saturation Decreased (8048619-3)
Patient was taking Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: malaise, sputum discoloured, chills, pyrexia, unresponsive to stimuli, spinal compression fracture, muscular weakness, oxygen saturation decreased on Dec 12, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 37 years of age, weighting 176.0 lb, . Minoxidil dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Levaquin
  • Furosemdie
  • Iron
  • Ambien
  • Heparin Sodium Injection
  • Heparin Sodium Injection (5000 Units;2x A Day;sc ; 5000 Units;every 8 Hr;sc)
  • Heparin Sodium Injection (5000 Units;2x A Day;sc ; 5000 Units;every 8 Hr;sc)
  • Rena-vite
Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea, Tachycardia, Chest Discomfort, Vertigo (8047709-9)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 12, 2012 by a Female taking Minoxidil (Dosage: N/A) . Location: GERMANY , 32 years of age, Patient felt the following Minoxidil side effects: dyspnoea, tachycardia, chest discomfort, vertigo.

Palpitations, Dizziness, Orchitis Noninfective, Testicular Swelling, Feeling Abnormal (8044500-4)
on Jan 09, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , 23 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • alopecia
and was treated with Minoxidil. After Minoxidil was administered, patient encountered several Minoxidil side effects: palpitations, dizziness, orchitis noninfective, testicular swelling, feeling abnormal. Minoxidil dosage: 1/2 Capful, About A Week And A Half.

Application Site Pruritus, Dyspnoea, Eye Swelling, Auricular Swelling (8035680-5)
on Jan 05, 2012 Female from GERMANY , 75 years of age, was treated with Minoxidil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Minoxidil side effects: application site pruritus, dyspnoea, eye swelling, auricular swelling. Minoxidil dosage: N/A.

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