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Can minoxidil cause sexual problems?

I m 27 year old, suffering from male pattern baldness. I have started using Minoxidil + Aminexil combination topically on bald patch for last 1.5 years. My hair loss is stopped. I have read somewhere that minoxidil can cause sexual problems, is it true?? My sex life is going wonderful, and I don t want to lose it. I am now scared after reading that somehere on internet. does it also reduce penis size? Please answer me, I can go bald but I dont want to get any problems in my sex life.
Mon, 14 Sep 2020
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US-FDA approved medication for hair loss in both men and women. According to the BNF (British National Formulary), there are no sexual side effects of Minoxidil. But, thousand of consumes of Minoxidil all over the world having experience problems like loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of sensation in penis, shrinkage of penis, effects on sexual performance etc.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Zubayer Alam, General & Family Physician
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Can minoxidil cause sexual problems?

Hi, Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US-FDA approved medication for hair loss in both men and women. According to the BNF (British National Formulary), there are no sexual side effects of Minoxidil. But, thousand of consumes of Minoxidil all over the world having experience problems like loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of sensation in penis, shrinkage of penis, effects on sexual performance etc. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Zubayer Alam, General & Family Physician