Drug Safety Information & Consent


Drugs and medications have side effects. This section puts the user on notice about the known side effects of the medications used in the compounding formula. This is not a complete list and there may be side effects in the literature that may not be in this section. The side effects include but are not limited to the following stated below. BY USING HAPPY HEAD, USERS AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL CLUB VIEW CAPITAL DBA HAPPYHEAD, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, HEALTH COUNSELORS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OR STAFF PHYSICIANS OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT (INCLUDING DEATH), PSYCHOLOGICAL,EMOTIONAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, FINANCIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM 1. THE PURCHASE AND USE OF PRODUCTS SOLD ON OUR WEBSITE, 2. ANY SIDE EFFECTS THAT THESE MEDICATIONS MAY HAVE EITHER ALONE BY THEMSELVES OR COMPOUNDED TOGETHER IN A FORMULA. IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THESE MEDICATIONS, PLEASE DO NOT USE HAPPY HEAD. BY AGREEING TO PURCHASE AND USE HAPPY HEAD, YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO THE SIDE EFFECTS STATED BELOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT ANY OF THESE SIDE EFFECTS MAY OCCUR, AND BE EITHER TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT THERE MAY BE SIDE EFFECTS NOT LISTED AND THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF SIDE EFFECTS. In conclusion, we do not take any responsibility for the safety or efficacy of any of the products sold through this website, nor for any possible side effects that may result due to the use of these products. It is highly encouraged for consumers to ask their personal physicians about the safety and efficacy of such products before use. None of the products sold on this website is intended to treat, prevent, cure, relieve, resolve, or stop any type of medical condition. This product may burn the skin, temporarily or permanently and may cause permanent scarring alopecia. The information provided by our healthcare counselors does not replace talking with your primary care physician regarding your medical conditions and your treatment with topical finasteride/minoxidil. Please read all this information before you start taking the topical finasteride / minoxidil / RA solution and please reread this every time you get a new refill, as the information may change and there may be updated, new information provided. 


Read this Patient Information before you start taking Finasteride and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Finasteride is for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children. For full transparency, side effects of finasteride include but not limited to hypersensitivity reaction (allergic reaction), angioedema, prostate cancer (high-grade), breast cancer, male infertility, impotence, loss in sexual ability, sexual desire, sexual drive, or performance, decrease libido, hypotension, abnormal ejaculation, any form of sexual dysfunction described or not described here, impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm, erectile dysfunction, decrease volume of ejaculate, tenderness in genital organs, testicular pain or numbness, infertility, poor seminal quality, poor sperm mobility, penile curviture changes, gynecomastia (enlarge breast tissue), breast tenderness, swelling tingling burning or pain in your face, throat hands or feet, swelling or tenderness in your breasts, lump under the arms or in the breast area, hair loss (temporary or permanent), change in shape of penis, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out, headache, confusion, brain fog, fogginess of the head, short-term and long-term memory loss, terrible fatigue, trouble concentrating, increasingly moody, depression, mood swings, mood changes, runny nose, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, slurred speech, sneezing, stuffy nose, abdominal/stomach pain, back pain, decreased amount of semen, diarrhea, hives or welts, itchy skin, rapid weight gain, redness of the skin, skin rash, death, swelling of the lips and face, tingling of the hands or feet, unusual weight gain or loss, breast cancer in males and females, any other cancer in males and females, depression, lower testosterone, complete loss of testosterone, shrinkage of sexual organs, change in sexual orientation and any side effect contributed to what is now called post-finasteride syndrome and listed on the website www.pfsfoundation.org/about-pfs-post-finasteride-syndrome/). All sexual side effects may be long-term (permanent). Patients should not share the medication with any female. Females of childbearing age should not take this medication, as it is a Category X. The above is not a complete list of all side effects or studies conducted. User agrees and understands that there may also be other side effects that may occur that have not been reported, discovered or listed in the literature yet and may have been reported but not listed here. This list is intended to give full transparency about the possibility of most or all of the side effects of finasteride, some of which may be long term and permanent. User understands and agrees that they have been fully informed about the above side effects. Our goal is to empower our patients to make educated decisions about their treatment choices. We are incorporating the following drug PDR in this section as a reference. https://www.pdr.net/drug-summary/Propecia-finasteride-378.609. Also, on 6/9/2011, FDA released a drug safety communication detailing the long term side effects of finasteride and it is referenced here at the following link https://www.pdr.net/fda-drug-safety-communication/propecia?druglabelid=378&id=8965. In patients taking finasteride, there is an increased risk of the more advanced stage of (high grade) prostate cancer or serious prostate cancer. In rare cases, male breast cancer has also been reported. 

Finasteride & PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen): PSA test is a screening blood test performed by your physician to check for prostate cancer. Finasteride has been shown to reduce the PSA level, sometimes as much as 50%. The significance of this is as follows. Reduction in PSA can mask underlying prostate cancer. When you have a PSA test done, it is imperative that you tell your physician that you are taking finasteride in order to better assess the real PSA value of your blood test. Any changes from your baseline PSA can indicate a possible prostate cancer, even if your levels are within normal limits. You should always tell your physician if you are or are not taking finasteride, as this will impact the actual interpretation of your  psa level.  
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommend against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer. The American College of Physicians recommends that clinicians discuss the benefits and harms of screening with men aged 50 to 69 years and only recommends screening for men who prioritize screening and have a life expectancy of more than 10 to 15 years. The American Urological Association recommends that men aged 55 to 69 years with a life expectancy of more than 10 to 15 years be informed of the benefits and harms of screening and engage in shared decision making with their clinicians, taking into account each man’s values and preferences. It notes that to reduce the harms of screening, the screening interval should be 2 or more years. The American Urological Association also notes that decisions about screening, including potentially starting screening before age 55 years, should be individual ones for African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society adopted detailed screening recommendations in 2016 that highlight the importance of shared decision making and the need for informed discussion of the uncertainties, risks, and potential benefits of screening. It recommends conversations about screening beginning at age 50 years and earlier for African American men and men with a father or brother with a history of prostate cancer before age 65 years.   

Pregnancy warning: Females who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not come in contact with Finasteride. Finasteride may harm your unborn baby. If a woman who is pregnant comes in contact with Finasteride solution, please wash the area right away with soap and water and contact your  healthcare provider. If a pregnant woman with a male baby fetus swallows or comes in contact with Finasteride, the male baby may be born with sex organs that are not normal.


Systemic minoxidil is a potent vasodilator with potential to produce hypotension and reflex tachycardia; serious complications may occur. Minoxidil is relatively contraindicated in patients with cardiac disease (including angina, coronary artery disease, recent or acute myocardial infarction), or cerebrovascular disease because a reflex increase in heart rate and decrease in blood pressure can exacerbate these conditions. Pericardial effusion, heart failure, cardiac tamponade, pericarditis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, allergic reaction, swelling of extremities, edema, peripheral edema , sodium retention, hypotension, angina, sinus tachycardia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, bullous rash, contact dermatitis, erythema, mastalgia, headache, hypertrichosis, pruritus, xerosis, vomiting, nausea, irritation, flakiness, itch, tingling and burning. This medication may burn the skin, temporarily or permanently and may cause permanent scarring alopecia.
If applied with fingertips, wash hands thoroughly after applying. If the metered-spray applicator is used, avoid inhalation of the mist. Minoxidil is classified as pregnancy risk category C. Although no adequate human studies have examined the effects of this drug on the fetus, animal reproduction studies have shown adverse effects, including reduced ability to conceive and a reduced survival of offspring. Dysmorphic facial features and hypertrichosis were observed in an infant whose mother took oral minoxidil during pregnancy. According to the manufacturer, minoxidil should not be administered to a nursing mother. Skin abrasion or irritations, such as excoriations, psoriasis, or sunburn, can increase the systemic absorption of topically administered minoxidil. The safety and efficacy of topical minoxidil products have not been established in children and adolescents. Children should not take or come in contact with minoxidil. We are incorporating the following drug PDR in this section by referencing it here: https://www.pdr.net/drug-summary/Minoxidil-minoxidil-774.


GI bleeding, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), arrhythmia exacerbation, pleural effusion, visual impairment, increased intracranial pressure, intracranial bleeding, heart failure, hearing loss, pulmonary edema, laryngeal edema, peptic ulcer, cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, pulmonary hypertension, myocarditis, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, stroke, agnosia, seizures, coma, renal failure (unspecified), renal tubular necrosis, erythema nodosum, differentiation syndrome, pericardial effusion, hypervitaminosis A, pancreatitis, thrombosis, papilledema, spontaneous fetal abortion, teratogenesis, bone pain, dyspnea, elevated hepatic, enzymes, hyperlipidemia, bleeding, fluid retention, peripheral edema, stomatitis, constipation, wheezing, hypotension, depression, phlebitis, hypertension, confusion, flank pain, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, dysuria, edema, hallucinations, ascites, hepatitis, impaired, cognition, ataxia, dysarthria, aphasia, encephalopathy, thrombocytosis, erythema, hypoxia, respiratory depression, pseudotumor cerebri, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypercalcemia, headache, fever, fatigue, malaise, shivering, vomiting, nausea, rash, leukocytosis, abdominal pain,, weight gain, diarrhea, flushing, otalgia, dizziness, diaphoresis, anorexia, weight loss, anxiety, paresthesias, alopecia, myalgia, dyspepsia, insomnia, agitation, pallor, asterixis, weakness, tremor, hyporeflexia, drowsiness, hypothermia, increased urinary, frequency, skin hyperpigmentation, skin hypopigmentation, skin irritation, pruritus, xerosis, photosensitivity, vesicular rash. Tretinoin should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The safety and efficacy of topical tretinoin products have not been established in children and adolescents. Children should not take or come in contact with tretinoin. We are incorporating the following drug PDR in this section by referencing it here:


Exfoliative dermatitis, increased intracranial pressure, papilledema, tendon rupture, bone, fractures, avascular necrosis, esophageal ulceration, GI perforation, pancreatitis, GI bleeding, peptic ulcer, skin atrophy, anaphylactoid reactions, lupus-like symptoms, angioedema, heart, failure, seizures, optic neuritis, retinopathy, visual impairment, ocular hypertension, cardiac, arrest, thrombosis, pulmonary edema, stroke, bradycardia, vasculitis, cardiomyopathy, rosacea, peri-oral dermatitis, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia exacerbation, thromboembolism, erythema, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) suppression, hypotension, physiological dependence, pseudotumor cerebri, withdrawal, adrenocortical insufficiency, hypothyroidism, Cushing’s, syndrome, hyperthyroidism, postmenopausal bleeding, osteopenia, myopathy, osteoporosis, constipation, gastritis, impaired wound healing, skin ulcer, candidiasis, neutropenia, immunosuppression, hypertension, hypokalemia, hypernatremia, hypocalcemia, metabolic, alkalosis, edema, fluid retention, sodium retention, neuritis, psychosis, memory impairment, peripheral neuropathy, euphoria, mania, delirium, hallucinations, EEG changes, amnesia, depression, impaired cognition, exophthalmos, blurred vision, ocular infection, cataracts, glycosuria, hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, phlebitis, hypercholesterolemia, sinus tachycardia, palpitations, angina, tolerance, growth inhibition, hepatomegaly, elevated hepatic enzymes, contact dermatitis, anemia, glossitis, pruritus, maculopapular rash, xerosis, skin irritation, lethargy, fever, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menstrual irregularity, arthralgia, myalgia, arthropathy, weakness, abdominal pain, appetite stimulation, nausea, weight gain, vomiting, hiccups, anorexia, weight loss, diarrhea, petechiae, urticaria, acne vulgaris, telangiectasia, folliculitis, alopecia, skin hyperpigmentation, acneiform rash, hypertrichosis, rash, miliaria, perineal pain, diaphoresis, striae, purpura, ecchymosis, hirsutism, injection site reaction, skin, hypopigmentation, leukocytosis, infection, vertigo, restlessness, malaise, irritability, anxiety, headache, emotional lability, paresthesias, insomnia, syncope, dizziness. Hydrocortisone should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The safety and efficacy of topical hydrocortisone products have not been established in children and adolescents. Children should not take or come in contact with hydrocortisone. The side effects of long term use of hydrocortisone has not been established in clinical studies. Happy head formula does contain hydrocortisone 1% and you are placed on notice regarding the long term side effects, which include but not limited to the side effects listed above. If you do not want the hydrocortisone included in the product Happy Head, please notify us and your formula will be customized to remove the hydrocortisone. You are giving consent allowing us to use hydrocortisone in your product, and understand and agree to the side effects. We are incorporating the following drug PDR in this section by referencing it here: https://www.pdr.net/drug-summary/Hydrocortisone-Lotion-2-5–hydrocortisone-3417.4123

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