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 month, also take medication Clonidine, and have Hair loss . We study 4,021 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA. Among them, 65 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Minoxidil

Minoxidil has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Minoxidil 4,227 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

4,021 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil.
Among them, 65 people (1.62%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Minoxidil cause Weight gain?

Time on Minoxidil when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 35.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.88 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.65 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 33.87 %
  • male: 66.13 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.17 %
  • 30-39: 2.17 %
  • 40-49: 17.39 %
  • 50-59: 19.57 %
  • 60+: 58.7 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hair Loss (18 people, 27.69%)
  • High Blood Pressure (15 people, 23.08%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (7 people, 10.77%)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (5 people, 7.69%)
  • Depression (5 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonidine (6 people, 9.23%)
  • Letairis (5 people, 7.69%)
  • Furosemide (5 people, 7.69%)
  • Amlodipine (5 people, 7.69%)
  • Seroquel (4 people, 6.15%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Oedema Peripheral (12 people, 18.46%)
  • Fluid Retention (11 people, 16.92%)
  • Fatigue (7 people, 10.77%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (7 people, 10.77%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (7 people, 10.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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