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Minoxidil (Minoxidil) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Minoxidil and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (178)
Death (5)
Life Threatening Events (3)
Disability (6)

Reports by Reaction Type

Wrong Drug Administered (23)Tachycardia (21)Hypotension (19)Nausea (17)Headache (15)Palpitations (14)Toxicity To Various Agents (12)Psoriasis (11)Alopecia (11)Hypertension (11)Blood Pressure Increased (10)Accidental Exposure (10)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Minoxidil. For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Minoxidil side effects in 45 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 45 year old male, weighing 99.8 kg (219.5 pounds)

Reactions: Chemical Injury

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: half capful
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    Start date: 2011-08-01

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Unknown Medication



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 61 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-23

Patient: 61 year old male, weighing 44.5 kg (97.8 pounds)

Reactions: Wrong Technique in Drug Usage Process, Vitreous Floaters, Underdose

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: recommended amount, 1 or 2 times a day
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Hair Growth Abnormal
    Start date: 2012-05-01

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Lipitor



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a pharmacist from Germany on 2012-08-22

Patient: female, weighing 73.0 kg (160.6 pounds)

Reactions: Oedema, Hypertension, Fluid Retention, Cardiac Disorder, Arrhythmia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    Start date: 2012-07-05
    End date: 2012-08-05

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Flecainide Acetate; Bisoprolol Fumarate



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 45 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: 45 year old male, weighing 99.8 kg (219.5 pounds)

Reactions: Chemical Injury

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: half capful
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    Start date: 2011-08-01

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Unknown Medication



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-21

Patient: female

Reactions: Wrong Drug Administered, Intraocular Pressure Increased, Therapy Regimen Changed

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a physician from Germany on 2012-08-20

Patient: female, weighing 88.0 kg (193.6 pounds)

Reactions: Stillbirth

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Candesartan Cilexetil
    Dosage: 32 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Minoxidil
    Dosage: 20 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral

Moxonidine
    Dosage: 0.2 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Other drugs received by patient: Bisoprolol; Hydrochlorothiazide; Amlodipine



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 71 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-17

Patient: 71 year old male, weighing 97.5 kg (214.5 pounds)

Reactions: Weight Decreased, Blood Glucose Decreased, Road Traffic Accident, Laceration, Blood Pressure Decreased, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Lantus
    Dosage: 40 u, qd
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Lantus
    Dosage: 50 units qd in morning
    Indication: Diabetes Mellitus
    Start date: 2005-06-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Minoxidil
    Dosage: 15 mg, unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    End date: 2012-07-16

Novolog
    Dosage: 1 u before meals
    Indication: Diabetes Mellitus

Other drugs received by patient: Simvastatin; Fish OIL; Benazepril Hydrochloride; Carvedilol; Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide; Aspirin; Centrum Silver / 01292501 /; Tricor; Amlodipine Besylate



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-17

Patient: female

Reactions: Intraocular Pressure Increased, Wrong Drug Administered

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Dosage: more than a cap full
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Hair Growth Abnormal
    Start date: 2011-01-01



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 53 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-16

Patient: 53 year old male

Reactions: Pulmonary Hypertension, Pericardial Effusion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a pharmacist from Germany on 2012-08-13

Patient: female

Reactions: Oedema, Cardiac Disorder, Fluid Retention

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication
    Start date: 2012-07-01



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 72 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-06

Patient: 72 year old male, weighing 83.9 kg (184.6 pounds)

Reactions: Glaucoma, Conjunctivitis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: 2 squirts on scalp
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    Start date: 2012-02-12
    End date: 2012-03-30

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 60 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-03

Patient: 60 year old female, weighing 113.4 kg (249.5 pounds)

Reactions: Wrong Drug Administered, Hallucination

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: 1/2 capful
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    Start date: 2012-05-01
    End date: 2012-05-23

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Unknown Medication



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 69 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-01

Patient: 69 year old male, weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Chest Discomfort

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Dosage: unspecified dose (a little bit)
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Hair Growth Abnormal
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2012-07-12

Other drugs received by patient: Niacin; Flomax



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 69 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-27

Patient: 69 year old male, weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Chest Discomfort

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: unspecified dose (a little bit)
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Hair Growth Abnormal
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2012-07-12

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Niacin; Flomax



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 72 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-23

Patient: 72 year old male, weighing 83.9 kg (184.6 pounds)

Reactions: Glaucoma, Conjunctivitis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Dosage: 2 squirts on scalp
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-05-01

Other drugs received by patient: Unknown Medication



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 35 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-19

Patient: 35 year old male, weighing 86.2 kg (189.6 pounds)

Reactions: Blood Pressure Increased, Heart Rate Increased, Underdose

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Dosage: half of 1 ml
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    End date: 2012-07-11

Other drugs received by patient: Biotin; Biotin



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 34 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-19

Patient: 34 year old male, weighing 77.1 kg (169.6 pounds)

Reactions: Heart Rate Decreased, Loss of Consciousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: half cap
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Hair Growth Abnormal
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Unknown Medication



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Germany on 2012-07-18

Patient: female

Reactions: Nausea, Wrong Drug Administered, Hypotension, Vertigo, Headache

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Androgenetic Alopecia
    Start date: 2012-03-06
    End date: 2012-03-23

Other drugs received by patient: Bisoprolol Fumarate; Bisoprolol Fumarate



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 72 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-16

Patient: 72 year old male, weighing 83.9 kg (184.6 pounds)

Reactions: Conjunctivitis, Intraocular Pressure Increased, Visual Acuity Reduced

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Dosage: 2 squirts on scalp
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia
    Start date: 2012-01-01
    End date: 2012-04-01

Other drugs received by patient: Unknown Medication



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 52 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-07-13

Patient: 52 year old male, weighing 124.1 kg (273.0 pounds)

Reactions: Fluid Overload

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-10

Patient: female, weighing 56.7 kg (124.7 pounds)

Reactions: Wrong Drug Administered, Hypotension, Dark Circles Under Eyes, Dandruff, Rash Pruritic, Cachexia, Product Label Issue, Presyncope, Heart Rate Irregular, Hypertension

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Minoxidil
    Dosage: half cap
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Hair Growth Abnormal
    Start date: 2012-04-01
    End date: 2012-05-01

Rogaine
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Hair Growth Abnormal
    Start date: 2012-05-01
    End date: 2012-06-01

Rogaine
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Thyroid TAB



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 92 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-06

Patient: 92 year old female, weighing 54.9 kg (120.8 pounds)

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Wrong Drug Administered, Alopecia, Herpes Zoster

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Dosage: nickel size
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Minoxidil
    Dosage: nickel size
    Administration route: Topical
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Multi-Vitamin; Ascorbic Acid; Vitamin D



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-06

Patient: female

Reactions: Product Label Issue, Presyncope, Hypotension, Wrong Drug Administered

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a physician from Germany on 2012-07-03

Patient: female

Reactions: Nausea, Hypotension, Wrong Drug Administered, Vertigo, Headache

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Androgenetic Alopecia
    Start date: 2012-03-06
    End date: 2012-03-23

Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical

Other drugs received by patient: Bisoprolol Fumarate; Bisoprolol Fumarate



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 34 month old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-07-02

Patient: 34 month old female, weighing 11.0 kg (24.2 pounds)

Reactions: Flushing, Vomiting, Hypotension, Toxicity To Various Agents, Sinus Tachycardia, Accidental Exposure

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil



Possible Minoxidil side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-06-29

Patient: male, weighing 108.8 kg (239.4 pounds)

Reactions: Skin Wrinkling, Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Rash Papular, Folliculitis, Seborrhoea, Lymphocytic Infiltration, Skin Irritation, Burning Sensation, Dermatitis, Swelling, Blister, Inflammation

Adverse event resulted in: disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil



Possible Minoxidil side effects in 51 year old male

Reported by a pharmacist from United States on 2012-06-28

Patient: 51 year old male, weighing 86.0 kg (189.2 pounds)

Reactions: Pericardial Effusion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil



Possible Minoxidil side effects in male

Reported by a physician from Canada on 2012-06-26

Patient: male, weighing 81.2 kg (178.6 pounds)

Reactions: Abdominal Pain, Urinary Incontinence, Headache, Eczema, Loss of Consciousness, Malaise, Hypertrichosis, Hair Texture Abnormal, Application Site Infection, Hair Growth Abnormal, Blood Test Abnormal, Urine Analysis Abnormal, Cellulitis, Subcutaneous Abscess, Neurodermatitis, Application Site Pain, Activities of Daily Living Impaired, Swelling, Nervous System Disorder, Application Site Ulcer, Acarodermatitis, Scar, Accidental Exposure, Application Site Reaction, Folliculitis, Overdose, Lethargy, Medication Residue, Ear Infection, Burning Sensation, Alopecia, Pollakiuria, Testicular Pain, Skin Infection, Infection

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia

Rogaine
    Administration route: Topical

Rogaine
    Administration route: Topical
    Indication: Alopecia

Other drugs received by patient: Zopiclone; Zopiclone



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Germany on 2012-06-22

Patient: female

Reactions: Dyspnoea, Oedema Peripheral

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil



Possible Minoxidil side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from France on 2012-06-18

Patient: female

Reactions: Flushing, Tachycardia, Hypotension, Accidental Drug Intake by Child

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Minoxidil

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