Review: could Rogaine cause Itching?


Itching is found among people who take Rogaine, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Premarin, and have Alopecia . We study 1,878 people who have side effects while taking Rogaine from FDA and social media. Among them, 143 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Rogaine has active ingredients of minoxidil. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Rogaine 2,218 users)


Itching has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 100,475 Itching patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

1,878 people reported to have side effects when taking Rogaine.
Among them, 143 people (7.61%) have Itching

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Rogaine cause Itching?

Time on Rogaine when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 67.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.57 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10.71 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Rogaine *:

  • female: 49.65 %
  • male: 50.35 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Rogaine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.86 %
  • 20-29: 9.48 %
  • 30-39: 15.52 %
  • 40-49: 27.59 %
  • 50-59: 19.83 %
  • 60+: 26.72 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Alopecia (29 people)
  • Hypotrichosis (5 people)
  • Dermatitis Atopic (3 people)
  • Hypertension (2 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Premarin (8 people)
  • Synthroid (6 people)
  • Lipitor (5 people)
  • Fosamax (5 people)
  • Coumadin (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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