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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 2,813 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

Minoxidil has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from 2,896 Minoxidil users)

Hirsutism

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 1,960 Hirsutism patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 2,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 37 people (1.32%) have Hirsutism.

Trend of Hirsutism in Minoxidil reports

Time on Minoxidil when people have Hirsutism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hirsutism0.00%37.50%0.00%0.00%50.00%12.50%0.00%

Age of people who have Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hirsutism3.33%3.33%0.00%6.67%50.00%23.33%3.33%10.00%

Severity of Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Hirsutism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Alopecia (11 people, 29.73%)
  2. Insomnia (7 people, 18.92%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (6 people, 16.22%)
  4. Nervousness (4 people, 10.81%)
  5. Depression (4 people, 10.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (11 people, 29.73%)
  2. Synthroid (8 people, 21.62%)
  3. Zopiclone (7 people, 18.92%)
  4. Serzone (4 people, 10.81%)
  5. Chondroitin (4 people, 10.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Can my symptoms actually pinpoint a cause/condition? (1 answer)
    I would just like insight on this. I'm on pain management right now, but it's just to manage the pain. Every thing else has really been not taken serious by any physican it office I've been to. Is this normal stuff many woman go through? I'm just sick of feeling like this between the constant pain & the daily having to pluck hairs it's insane. I'm in fantastic shape(used to be double my weight & now I'm 100lbs), the best looking I've ever been with a incredibly good looking husband & a wonderful family. My issues seem to detour a lot of things & while I'm young I'd like to get this solved or some type of solution to even maintain myself, not looking for a miracle, but would really appreciate answers.
  • Is finasteride the best medicine for me? (1 answer)
    My testosterone level is 0.67 and i have androgenic alopecia pattern on my left side of my head
  • 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.
  • I have an enlarged prostate is rogain bad for my prostate
    I just started using Rogain and have noticed a reduction in urine flow

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • It has been almost two months that abovementoined symptoms have occurred. I am, particularly at night, afraid that if I make sound, people or neighbours may become upset. When I hear something, even the sound of elevator, I jump and think that they are coming to warn me that I did something that disturbed them. The worst part is that I know I did not, I use headset and live in one room of my house alone. In fact, I live alone in a 140 square meter and I prefer to stay only in one room.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • This has been a problem for well over a year now! it does not seem to be getting any better.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Sebum plugs on scalp,eyebrows,eyelashes,facial hair and all over non facialhair areas such as nose and forehead. The sebum plugs causes My hair to fallout and no visibel regrowth is occuring. My face is really oily and I have flakes/dandruff all over My face. No dandruff on My scalp. This all occured one week of using rogaine on My scalp. It has been 14 months now and it is still ongoing. My doctor checked for fungus but couldnt find anything on My scalp and eyebrows.

    Reply

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