Minoxidil and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Minoxidil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Clonidine, and have Hair loss. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Minoxidil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,627 people who have side effects when taking Minoxidil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 18, 2017

4,627 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 68 people (1.47%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Weight gain?

Time on Minoxidil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 31.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.84 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.79 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Minoxidil *:

  • female: 36.92 %
  • male: 63.08 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Minoxidil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.08 %
  • 30-39: 2.08 %
  • 40-49: 16.67 %
  • 50-59: 20.83 %
  • 60+: 58.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hair Loss (20 people, 29.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (15 people, 22.06%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (7 people, 10.29%)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (5 people, 7.35%)
  • Depression (5 people, 7.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonidine (6 people, 8.82%)
  • Letairis (5 people, 7.35%)
  • Furosemide (5 people, 7.35%)
  • Amlodipine (5 people, 7.35%)
  • Lasix (4 people, 5.88%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (12 people, 17.65%)
  • Fluid Retention (11 people, 16.18%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (8 people, 11.76%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (8 people, 11.76%)
  • Fatigue (7 people, 10.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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