Review: could Minoxidil cause Hirsutism?


Hirsutism is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Accutane, and have Alopecia . We study 2,898 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Hirsutism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hirsutism and more.

You are not alone

Join a support group for people who take Minoxidil and have Hirsutism >>>

Personalized health information

On eHealthMe you can find out what patients like me (same gender, age) reported their drugs and conditions on FDA and social media since 1977. Our tools are free and anonymous. 86 million people have used us. 300+ peer-reviewed medical journals have referenced our original studies. Start now >>>


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


Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman) has been reported by people with thrombocytopenia, gallstones, abdominal pain, emotional distress, chest pain (latest reports from 2,031 Hirsutism patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

2,898 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 38 people (1.31%) have Hirsutism

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Hirsutism?

Time on Minoxidil when people have Hirsutism *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 37.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 12.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 84.21 %
  • male: 15.79 %

Age of people who have Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 3.57 %
  • 2-9: 3.57 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 7.14 %
  • 30-39: 53.57 %
  • 40-49: 17.86 %
  • 50-59: 3.57 %
  • 60+: 10.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Alopecia (10 people)
  • Insomnia (6 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (6 people)
  • Nervousness (4 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Accutane (11 people)
  • Synthroid (9 people)
  • Zopiclone (6 people)
  • Serzone (4 people)
  • Spironolactone (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Do you have Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil?

Browse all side effects of Minoxidil

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Drugs that are associated with Hirsutism


Could your condition cause Hirsutism


Can you answer these questions?

More questions for: Minoxidil, Hirsutism

You may be interested in these reviews

More reviews for: Minoxidil, Hirsutism

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.