Side effects are rarely encountered with topical application of these formulations. With these formulations, some irritation, burning and stinging sensation can occur on the scalp
at the time of applications in some people. Additionally, minoxidil
can cause hypotension
or fall in blood pressure in some individuals who frequently have fluctuating pressure levels. Finasteride
can cause sexual problems in the long run but these are generally reversed with discontinuation of the drug.