Review: could Minoxidil cause Prostate Cancer?


Summary

Prostate cancer is reported only by a few people who take Minoxidil. We study 2,732 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Minoxidil

Minoxidil has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Minoxidil 2,776 users)

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, pain, elevated liver enzymes, weakness (latest reports from 19,757 Prostate cancer patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

2,732 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 5 people (0.18%) have Prostate Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Prostate cancer?

Gender of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 100 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Pressure Management (4 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (4 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Renal Softgel (5 people)
  • Simvastatin (4 people)
  • Optimark (4 people)
  • Omniscan (4 people)
  • Diovan (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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