Minoxidil; Side Effects

Swelling on Feet & Rapid Weight Gain

Symptoms of heart failure include swelling on feet and rapid weight gain, which is caused by retention of water in the body.

If you press your lower legs and feet with your finger, a dimple remains on the surface of lower legs and feet. This is called “pitting edema”.

Swelling and edema on the mouth, face, lips, tongue, hands, and feet is one of the common side effects of oral minoxidil.

If people notice pitting edema on the feet, they are afraid of the edema, and they stop taking oral minoxidil.

After stopping oral minoxidil, edema will disappear.
The increased body weight returns normal again.

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