Review: could Minoxidil cause Dementia?


Dementia is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old also take medication Neurontin, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 2,939 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 has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Minoxidil 4,224 users)


Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,299 Dementia patients).

On Oct, 25, 2016

2,939 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 13 people (0.44%) have Dementia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Dementia?

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 7.69 %
  • male: 92.31 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 92.31 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (3 people, 23.08%)
  • Sleep Disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Arthritis (2 people, 15.38%)
  • Dementia (1 person, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (9 people, 69.23%)
  • Neurontin (9 people, 69.23%)
  • Lasix (8 people, 61.54%)
  • Furosemide (8 people, 61.54%)
  • Atenolol (8 people, 61.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Renal Failure Chronic (7 people, 53.85%)
  • Hyperglycaemia (7 people, 53.85%)
  • Gastritis (7 people, 53.85%)
  • Dysphagia (7 people, 53.85%)
  • Contusion (7 people, 53.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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