The hair was thick but the tinnitus came – can the medicine used for hair growth cause it?

I have been using Rogaine 50 mg / ml for hair loss for ten months. The product has worked well.

Now my ears have become tinnitus and the hearing curve was down according to the doctor, but the hearing was still in normal readings. Can Rogaine cause these disadvantages?

Is it starting to scare me that such an effective product has any other bad side effects?

The expert is responsible for:

The minoxidil in ROGAINEN was originally developed as an antihypertensive medicine.

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When minoxidil tablets were found to cause increased hair loss as a side effect, a solution for topical application to the scalp was developed to treat hair loss in both men and women.

On average, only 1.4% (0.3-4.5%) of Rogaine solution administered to intact skin is absorbed into the bloodstream, so in most cases side effects are only local, such as allergy symptoms and skin irritation.

Rogaine may still sometimes cause headaches, shortness of breath or swelling, for example.

In addition, hair growth may increase elsewhere than on the scalp, such as the face.

Known side effects are listed in the package leaflet inside the medicine. Very rarely, a severe allergic reaction may occur: swelling of the face, lips or throat which makes it difficult to swallow or breathe.

Rogaine solution is not known to cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or impaired hearing.

However, a case report has been published in the scientific literature in which increased hair growth in the ear canal during minoxidil treatment caused hearing loss due to difficulty in accessing sound waves to the eardrum; as if there was a cotton ball in the ear.

Since the doctor’s ears have been examined by a doctor, this cannot be the question.

Besides, the hair in the ear canal would not cause the ears to ring.

Tinnitus is a fairly common ailment, so apparently its onset during Rogainen use is a coincidence.

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