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Minoxidil

Identifier

019536

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 13

Background

A description of the experience

Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication. It also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth in some people. Now off-patent, it is available over-the-counter for the treatment of androgenic alopecia.

Side effects

Common side effects include burning or irritation of the eye, itching, redness or irritation at the treated area, as well as unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body. Exacerbation of hair loss/alopecia has been reported. Users should discontinue treatment and seek medical attention right away if they experience any of the following serious side effects: severe allergic reactions (e.g. rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), chest pain, dizziness, fainting, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), sudden and unexplained weight gain, or swelling of the hands and feet. Temporary hair loss is a common side effect of minoxidil treatment. Manufacturers note that minoxidil-induced hair loss is a common side effect and describe the process as "shedding".

On Dec, 14, 2015: 2,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 13 people (0.46%) have Hallucination.

Time on Minoxidil when people have Hallucination  :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Hallucination 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

 

 

On Dec, 24, 2015: 2,823 people reported to have side effects when taking Minoxidil. Among them, 45 people (1.59%) have Death.

The source of the experience

eHealthme

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Alopecia
Skin diseases
Vasodilators

Commonsteps

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