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Review: could Minoxidil cause Dementia?

Summary: Dementia is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take medication Norvasc, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 2,815 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 has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from 2,898 Minoxidil users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 12,429 Dementia patients)

On Feb, 16, 2015: 2,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 13 people (0.46%) have Dementia.

Trend of Dementia in Minoxidil reports

Time on Minoxidil when people have Dementia * :

n/a

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 ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Dementia ** :

n/a

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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  • Any reports on side effects from using topical minoxidil such as vertigo and severe joint paiin
    Had used the topical solution of minoxidil, rogaine for about 8-9 months , did not regrow hair, but since then I've been experiencing severe joint aches on feet, knees,arms,neck and shoulders. Also severe vertigo dizziness when I first lie down. I do to be honest have had a problem with back and shoulder pain, I've experienced when using a sugar substitute. I have gotten better since, and stopped using them, for years ,until I used the rogaine ,these symtoms have returned and have gotten much worse. I've also have had vertigo before, but not more then days , sometime a month. But after using the rogaine , I've experienced severe vertigo for over four months.
  • Did you use minoxidol 2% before being diagnosed with breast cancer
    I am wondering whether there is a relationship between the use of tranquillizers for 35 years and Rogaine for about 15 years. I only use the Rogaine 2% once in the morning and diazepam 5 mg as needed. I have generalized anxiety disorder. Diagnosed and treated for breast cancer type 2 in 2010... still worried about a recurrence.
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus & metoclopramide (1 answer)
    My Mom while recovering from a hip fracture in a rehab center was given Metoclopramide for 2 days when she suddenly (about 2-3 hours after her dose of metoclopramide at lunch time) became completely disoriented,lethargic and could not speak. She could barely swallow, and could not drink liquids even using a straw. Her legs/feet kept twitching and she kept raising her arms above her and repeatedly wiped her mouth every few minutes for more than an hour. I insisted that she be transported to the hospital. The E.R. staff ruled out stroke, and the next day an MRI was negative for stroke. I am wondering if the metoclopramide is at the root of her problem. She can speak slowly but her words are gibberish. Does this sound like a reaction to metoclopramide?
  • Does aricept shorten life expectancy? i am a 61 year old women with mild dementia.
    I have rcently been diagnosed with mild dementia and have been started on a low dose of aricept (25 mg daily). Will it shorten my life expectancy at all? Is there any research?
  • I have an enlarged prostate is rogain bad for my prostate
    I just started using Rogain and have noticed a reduction in urine flow

More questions for: Minoxidil, Dementia

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • 5 years on rogaine use
    Im uncertain if any connection but I have been using Rogaine Foam for approx 5 years and early last year i developed a Melanoma directly in the area of use.

    I am curious to see if many others have had similar experiences.

    For the record my yearly checkup caught the Melanoma early and it was removed (twice) successfully.
  • Minoxidil (vesicular eczema)
    I began using topical Minoxidil and noticed about one month later small round fluid filled blisters on one finger on my left hand. The blisters were tender and I felt relief when I popped them. The skin inside was tender for a few days until it dried out. Then I developed the same blisters on one finger on my right hand. This went on for several months. Blisters were constantly forming on those fingers no matter what topical treatments I tried to resolve them. I felt it was due to the Minoxidil and after some research discovered others reported a similar reaction. The blisters resolved after stopping the Minoxidil. I switched to a product from Life Extension Super Saw Palmetto Nettle Root Formula with Beta-Sitosterol. The results were better than Minoxidil and I did not get any painful blisters on my fingers. What a relief.
  • Happened to me- allergic reaction to rogaine
    Within the first week of usage, I began to have leg cramps, facial swelling, tightness of breath, chest pain, anxiety, and chronic headaches. Even with allergy medicines and aspirin, nothing seemed to help. At first, I felt it was though it was just simple allergies until I woke up one morning with my face so swollen that I could see my skin around my eyes without looking in a mirror. My throat began to swell to the point it was difficult to swallow. I immediately went to the ER to receive a shot and sleep all day with Benadryl. The following day, I have redness in the skin and hoarseness. The doctor told me too never touch Rogaine again or I would end up in the hospital (or worse).

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  • Question whether diarrhea is caused by Medications or a symptom of Lew Body Dementia.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Been using minoxidil for two weeks at the start i noticed a fast heart rate nothing to bad i dont really notice that but for a few days i hv like a pain in my left side of my chest and then moved to right side it seems to hv settled on my left side i 2as thinking its i nm my head but im not sure

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