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Review: could Minoxidil cause Hirsutism?

Summary: Hirsutism could be caused by Minoxidil, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Accutane, and have Alopecia.

We study 2,794 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 (latest outcomes from 2,873 users) has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss.

Hirsutism

Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman) (latest reports from 5,907 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, epilepsy, accidental exposure, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,800 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 37 people (1.32%) have Hirsutism. They amount to 0.63% of all the 5,888 people who have Hirsutism on eHealthMe.

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. Mirtazapine (4 people, 10.81%)
  5. Serzone (4 people, 10.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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