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Review: could Rogaine cause Skin cancer - basal cell?

Summary: Skin cancer - basal cell could be caused by Rogaine, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also take Propecia, and have Alopecia.

We study 2,076 people who have side effects while taking Rogaine from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Skin cancer - basal cell. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin cancer - basal cell 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.

Skin cancer - basal cell

Skin cancer - basal cell (type of skin cancer) (latest reports from 41,332 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, crohn's disease.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 2,068 people reported to have side effects when taking Rogaine. Among them, 5 people (0.24%) have Skin Cancer - Basal Cell. They amount to 0.01% of all the 41,296 people who have Skin Cancer - Basal Cell on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin cancer - basal cell in Rogaine reports

Time on Rogaine when people have Skin cancer - basal cell * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin cancer - basal cell0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Skin cancer - basal cell when taking Rogaine * :

FemaleMale
Skin cancer - basal cell20.00%80.00%

Age of people who have Skin cancer - basal cell when taking Rogaine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin cancer - basal cell0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%80.00%20.00%

Severity of Skin cancer - basal cell when taking Rogaine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Skin cancer - basal cell ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Alopecia (5 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypotrichosis (4 people, 80.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Propecia (2 people, 40.00%)
  2. Nicotinic acid (2 people, 40.00%)
  3. Simvastatin (2 people, 40.00%)
  4. Finasteride (2 people, 40.00%)
  5. Minoxidil (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I got one vitiligo white spot and might be one of the side effect of using rogaine.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • James Rayan on Apr, 8, 2014:

    Xopenex is an inhalation solution which is a prescribed bronchodilator, advised by the health care adviser for patients who has breathing problem. This is caused due to reversible obstructive problem in airway. The reversible obstructive problem may be caused by many factors which include Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Asthma is a respiratory disorder where patients suffer from coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. While, COPD is a long lasting and recurrent blockage of airway disorder where patients suffer from chronic cough (excessive production of sputum), chronic shortness of breath, and show symptoms of both chronic bronchitis and emphysema (damage of air sacs). If you are suffering from either asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) your doctor will may advice you to use Xopenex inhaler. When you order Xopenex online, it is advisable to read all the necessary information about the medicine. This medicine when taken acts on the body by widening the respiratory tracts so as to allow smooth airflow which consequently controls Asthma or COPD. This solution is introduced into a nebulizer, which turns the solution into mist. Patients can inhale the mist directly into their lungs to get relief from the disease. In fact you can buy Xopenex inhaler for the management of bronchospasm in patients aged six years and above. For elderly patients this drug can treat reversible obstructive airway disorder.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • elevated BP and pulse rate, weakness in legs, fatique

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