Review: could Minoxidil cause Hirsutism (Excessive or unwanted hair in women)?
Summary: Hirsutism is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Accutane, and have Hair loss.
We study 2,815 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Hirsutism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hirsutism and more.
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Minoxidil has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from 2,899 Minoxidil users)
Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, epilepsy, accidental exposure, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 1,964 Hirsutism patients)
On Mar, 30, 2015: 2,815 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 37 people (1.31%) have Hirsutism.
Time on Minoxidil when people have Hirsutism * :
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Age of people who have Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil * :
Severity of Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil ** :
How people recovered from Hirsutism ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Alopecia (11 people, 29.73%)
- Insomnia (7 people, 18.92%)
- Hypothyroidism (6 people, 16.22%)
- Nervousness (4 people, 10.81%)
- Depression (4 people, 10.81%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Accutane (11 people, 29.73%)
- Synthroid (8 people, 21.62%)
- Zopiclone (7 people, 18.92%)
- Serzone (4 people, 10.81%)
- Chondroitin (4 people, 10.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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