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Side Effects

List minoxidil side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with minoxidil:

Common side effects of minoxidil:

  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • Water RetentionSevere
  • Excessive HairinessLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of minoxidil:

  • AnginaSevere
  • Chest PainSevere
  • Inflammation of the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere

Rare side effects of minoxidil:

  • Fluid in the Covering of the Heart or PericardiumSevere
  • Heart Compression caused by Excess Fluid in the CoveringSevere
  • Increased Pressure of Pulmonary CirculationSevere
  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an AllergySevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Numbness and TinglingSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Breast TendernessLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Widening of Blood VesselsLess Severe

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