Could Minoxidil cause Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonidine, and have Hair loss . We study 4,021 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA. Among them, 211 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Minoxidil

Minoxidil has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Minoxidil 4,226 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,080 Headache patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

4,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 211 people (5.25%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Headache?

Time on Minoxidil when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 62.79 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.91 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.33 %
  • 10+ years: 2.33 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 44.5 %
  • male: 55.5 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 17.84 %
  • 30-39: 21.62 %
  • 40-49: 19.46 %
  • 50-59: 15.68 %
  • 60+: 25.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hair Loss (36 people, 17.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (29 people, 13.74%)
  • Acne (21 people, 9.95%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (9 people, 4.27%)
  • Dialysis (7 people, 3.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonidine (32 people, 15.17%)
  • Renagel (28 people, 13.27%)
  • Accutane (28 people, 13.27%)
  • Lipitor (27 people, 12.80%)
  • Diovan (27 people, 12.80%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (71 people, 33.65%)
  • Fatigue (66 people, 31.28%)
  • Dizziness (63 people, 29.86%)
  • Back Pain (56 people, 26.54%)
  • Weakness (49 people, 23.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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