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Review: could Rogaine cause Itching?

Summary: Itching could be caused by Rogaine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Premarin, and have Alopecia.

We study 2,076 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 2,117 users) has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 537,514 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 2,068 people reported to have side effects when taking Rogaine. Among them, 151 people (7.30%) have Itching. They amount to 0.03% of all the 537,450 people who have Itching on eHealthMe.

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. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 3.31%)
  3. Hypertension (5 people, 3.31%)
  4. Hypotrichosis (5 people, 3.31%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (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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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • i have so mkuch it ching ghat i want to stop all drugs because the itch is becoming unbearable,what can I do?

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    suzette on Jul, 18, 2012:

    female.,50 years old, using zyrtec for 2 years, suffering from severe urticaria, itching unbearable!! Associated drugg xanor and moduretic, suffering from anxiety and irritability, nausea and vomiting now.urticaria worse after 8 years with associated druggs.

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