Adverse Effects of Low-Dose Oral Minoxidil for Androgenetic Alopecia in 435 Patients

    Baltazar Dias Sanabria, Tamara de Nardo Vanzela, Hélio Amante Miot, Paulo Müller Ramos
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    TLDR Low-dose oral minoxidil may cause side effects like hypertrichosis and is not suitable for everyone.
    The study examined the adverse effects of low-dose oral minoxidil for androgenetic alopecia in 435 patients. The most common adverse effect reported was hypertrichosis, which was associated with younger age and dose/weight in men. Other adverse effects included hypotension, tachycardia, edema, headache, insomnia, and nightmares. The study suggests that low-dose oral minoxidil may not be suitable for all patients with androgenetic alopecia due to the potential for adverse effects.
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