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Review: could Minoxidil cause Dementia?

We study 2,801 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Minoxidil

Minoxidil (latest outcomes from 2,883 users) has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss.

Dementia

Dementia (madness) (latest reports from 44,894 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Jul, 31, 2014: 2,801 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 13 people (0.46%) have Dementia. They amount to 0.03% of all the 44,894 people who have Dementia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dementia in Minoxidil reports

Time on Minoxidil when people have Dementia * :

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Age of people who have Dementia when taking Minoxidil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dementia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%7.69%0.00%92.31%

Severity of Dementia when taking Minoxidil ** :

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How people recovered from Dementia ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (3 people, 23.08%)
  2. Ill-defined disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
  3. Sleep disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
  4. Arthritis (2 people, 15.38%)
  5. Convulsion (1 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Norvasc (9 people, 69.23%)
  2. Neurontin (9 people, 69.23%)
  3. Atenolol (8 people, 61.54%)
  4. Dexamethasone (8 people, 61.54%)
  5. Furosemide (8 people, 61.54%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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