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Review: could Rogaine cause Itching?

Summary: Itching is found among people who take Rogaine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Premarin, and have Alopecia.

We study 2,080 people who have side effects while taking Rogaine from FDA and social media. Among them, 151 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Rogaine

Rogaine (latest outcomes from 2,121 users) has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss.

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Itching

Itching (latest reports from 87,571 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

Trend of Itching reports

On Oct, 28, 2014: 2,079 people reported to have side effects when taking Rogaine. Among them, 151 people (7.26%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Rogaine reports

Time on Rogaine when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching70.37%7.41%3.70%7.41%11.11%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Rogaine * :

FemaleMale
Itching53.57%46.43%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Rogaine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.75%9.02%14.29%25.56%22.56%27.82%

Severity of Itching when taking Rogaine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Itching ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Alopecia (40 people, 26.49%)
  2. Hypotrichosis (5 people, 3.31%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 3.31%)
  4. Hypertension (5 people, 3.31%)
  5. Hormone replacement therapy (4 people, 2.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Premarin (16 people, 10.60%)
  2. Fosamax (13 people, 8.61%)
  3. Coumadin (11 people, 7.28%)
  4. Lipitor (9 people, 5.96%)
  5. Synthroid (6 people, 3.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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