Could Minoxidil cause Hirsutism - from FDA reports


Summary

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 Hair loss . We study 4,021 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA. Among them, 68 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 Minoxidil 4,226 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, hair loss, osteoporosis (latest reports from 2,496 Hirsutism patients).

On Dec, 25, 2016

4,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 68 people (1.69%) have Hirsutism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Hirsutism?

Time on Minoxidil when people have Hirsutism *:

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.56 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 91.18 %
  • male: 8.82 %

Age of people who have Hirsutism when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 7.84 %
  • 2-9: 5.88 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5.88 %
  • 30-39: 31.37 %
  • 40-49: 15.69 %
  • 50-59: 5.88 %
  • 60+: 27.45 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hair Loss (31 people, 45.59%)
  • Hypothyroidism (10 people, 14.71%)
  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 10.29%)
  • Insomnia (6 people, 8.82%)
  • Nervousness (4 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Accutane (11 people, 16.18%)
  • Synthroid (9 people, 13.24%)
  • Zopiclone (6 people, 8.82%)
  • Serzone (4 people, 5.88%)
  • Mirtazapine (3 people, 4.41%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (17 people, 25.00%)
  • Hair Loss (15 people, 22.06%)
  • Insomnia (14 people, 20.59%)
  • Bone Pain (14 people, 20.59%)
  • Disturbance In Attention (13 people, 19.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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