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Review: could Minoxidil cause Prostate cancer?





Summary: Prostate cancer is reported only by a few people who take Minoxidil.

We study 2,810 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.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Minoxidil and have Prostate cancer >>>

Minoxidil

Minoxidil has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Minoxidil 2,894 users)

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.(latest reports from Prostate cancer 21,859 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 2,810 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 5 people (0.18%) have Prostate Cancer.

Trend of Prostate cancer in Minoxidil reports

Time on Minoxidil when people have Prostate cancer * :

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Prostate cancer when taking Minoxidil ** :

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How people recovered from Prostate cancer ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 80.00%)
  2. Blood pressure management (4 people, 80.00%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 20.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Renal softgel (5 people, 100.00%)
  2. Optimark (4 people, 80.00%)
  3. Omniscan (4 people, 80.00%)
  4. Simvastatin (4 people, 80.00%)
  5. Diovan (4 people, 80.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    already on enbrel, doing well do not want to stop, but diagnosed with prostate ca. Should I stop
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  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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.
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  • Can azilect and diazepam be taken together
    We need to know if taking diazepam will help him sleep. He wakes up every couple hours , hes exhausted and becomes hard to deal with and mean. He sometimes says weird off the wall things. Gets mean and unmanageable at times. Needs more sleep
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    For the record my yearly checkup caught the Melanoma early and it was removed (twice) successfully.
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    Within the first week of usage, I began to have leg cramps, facial swelling, tightness of breath, chest pain, anxiety, and chronic headaches. Even with allergy medicines and aspirin, nothing seemed to help. At first, I felt it was though it was just simple allergies until I woke up one morning with my face so swollen that I could see my skin around my eyes without looking in a mirror. My throat began to swell to the point it was difficult to swallow. I immediately went to the ER to receive a shot and sleep all day with Benadryl. The following day, I have redness in the skin and hoarseness. The doctor told me too never touch Rogaine again or I would end up in the hospital (or worse).
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