Review: could Minoxidil cause Headache?


Headache is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clonidine, and have Acne . We study 2,898 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA and social media. Among them, 164 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Minoxidil has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Minoxidil 3,007 users)


Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 191,732 Headache patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

2,898 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 164 people (5.66%) have Headache

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Headache?

Time on Minoxidil when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 47.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 43.48 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.35 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.35 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 35.98 %
  • male: 64.02 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 21.62 %
  • 30-39: 22.97 %
  • 40-49: 21.62 %
  • 50-59: 17.57 %
  • 60+: 16.22 %

Severity if Headache when taking Minoxidil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (21 people)
  • Acne (21 people)
  • Alopecia (16 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (7 people)
  • Dialysis (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonidine (32 people)
  • Accutane (28 people)
  • Renagel (27 people)
  • Sensipar (26 people)
  • Diovan (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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