Are there any side effects from using Minoxidil?

1 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023
  • Some people may experience a dry, itchy scalp and irritation of the treated area. Stop using and ask a doctor if irritation persists.
  • Some people have experienced changes in hair color and/or texture.
  • Minoxidil 5% Foam contains alcohol, which can cause burning or irritation of the eyes or sensitive skin areas. If the product accidentally gets into these areas, rinse with large amounts of cool tap water.
  • Infrequent cases of unwanted facial hair have been reported in women. If you develop unwanted facial hair while using Minoxidil, stop use and see your doctor. Any unwanted hair will usually disappear when use of the product is discontinued. 
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