Rogaine Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some Rogaine side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Swelling in the face, hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • A sudden, unexplained weight gain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Problems breathing (especially when lying down)
  • Chest pain, or pain radiating to the neck, arm, or shoulder area
  • Extreme dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Feelings of tingling or numbness in the hands, feet, or face
  • An increase in hair loss that continues for longer than two weeks
  • Persistent or severe scalp irritation or redness
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using Rogaine or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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