What are some rare, potentially serious side effects of minoxidil?

These sorts of effects are rare but could include acne at the application site, burning of the scalp, increased hair loss, inflammation or soreness at the root of the hair, reddened skin, facial swelling or swelling of the face, hands, feet, or lower legs, blurred vision or other changes in vision, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, lightheadedness, numbness or tingling of hands, feet, or face, and weight gain.

Contact a health professional immediately if you experience any of these side effects.

Please see the full Prescribing Information for more information.

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider. 

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