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Review: could Minoxidil cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Minoxidil, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Equate 2% minoxidil activis mid atlantic llc, and have Alopecia.

We study 2,794 people who have side effects while taking Minoxidil from FDA and social media. Among them, 49 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Minoxidil

Minoxidil (latest outcomes from 2,873 users) has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,600 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 2,800 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 49 people (1.75%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 520,687 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Minoxidil reports

Time on Minoxidil when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain57.14%7.14%0.00%7.14%28.57%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%0.00%2.27%2.27%34.09%13.64%47.73%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Minoxidil ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Alopecia (20 people, 40.82%)
  2. Hypertension (16 people, 32.65%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (6 people, 12.24%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 10.20%)
  5. Depression (5 people, 10.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Equate 2% minoxidil activis mid atlantic llc (8 people, 16.33%)
  2. Amlodipine (6 people, 12.24%)
  3. Lasix (5 people, 10.20%)
  4. Clonidine (5 people, 10.20%)
  5. Chondroitin (4 people, 8.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Quit smoking in April of 2013 had no weight gain. Then was treated for PVD and given cilostazol in July of 2013 - March 2014 and gained 20lbs.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

    Reply

    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Hoping that after finding out I am gluten intolerant and taking these supplements I will get some hair recovery

    Reply

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