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Bacterial Infection, Chemical Injury, Fungal Infection, Impaired Work Ability, Pain, Skin Exfoliation, Staphylococcal Infection, Wound Infection, Wound Necrosis (7119482-X)
on Nov 12, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 106.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • back pain
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: bacterial infection, chemical injury, fungal infection, impaired work ability, pain, skin exfoliation, staphylococcal infection, wound infection, wound necrosis. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:one Patch Once.
Associated medications used:
  • Lovaza (Text:2 Daily)
  • Borage Oil (Text:2 Daily)
  • Lipitor
  • Plavix
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Asa
  • Ranexa
  • Cozaar


Application Site Burn, Blister (7052375-5)
Patient was taking Bengay Muscle Pain Ultra Strength. Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: application site burn, blister on Oct 12, 2010 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • arthralgia
and. Bengay Muscle Pain Ultra Strength dosage: N/A.

Application Site Burn, Bacterial Infection, Impaired Work Ability, Pain, Skin Exfoliation (7025177-3)
Adverse event was reported on Sep 27, 2010 by a Female taking Bengay Ultra Strength Patch (Dosage: Text:one Patch Once) was diagnosed with
  • back pain
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 106.9 lb, After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: application site burn, bacterial infection, impaired work ability, pain, skin exfoliation.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lovaza (Text:2 Daily)
  • Borage Oil (Text:2 Daily)


Application Site Vesicles, Chemical Injury (6994528-8)
on Sep 10, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 30 years of age, weighting 119.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pain
  • back pain
and was treated with Bengay Greaseless. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: application site vesicles, chemical injury. Bengay Greaseless dosage: Text:nickle-sized Amount 4x A Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Tramadol (Text:4 Tablets Once A Day)



Application Site Burn, Bacterial Infection, Pain, Skin Exfoliation (6780728-9)
on Jun 07, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 106.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • back pain
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: application site burn, bacterial infection, pain, skin exfoliation. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:one Patch Once.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lovaza (Text:2 Daily)
  • Borage Oil (Text:2 Daily)


Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pain, Application Site Scar, Caustic Injury (6713536-5)
Patient was taking Bengay Ultra Strength. After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: application site erythema, application site pain, application site scar, caustic injury on Apr 26, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 27 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • muscle strain
and. Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: Text:once.

Blister, Rash (6711999-2)
Adverse event was reported on Apr 23, 2010 by a Male taking Bengay Ultra Strength (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • pain
  • blood cholesterol
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: blister, rash.
Associated medications used:
  • Zocor
  • Niaspan
  • Questran


Application Site Burn, Application Site Erythema, Wound (6613981-2)
on Feb 23, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 82 years of age, weighting 250.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • arthritis
  • dyspnoea
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength. Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site erythema, wound. Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: Text:^about The Site Of A Quarter^ Once.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ipratropium


Blister, Burns Second Degree, Fibrosis, Pain, Scar, Skin Fibrosis (6608806-5)
on Feb 19, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • back pain
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: blister, burns second degree, fibrosis, pain, scar, skin fibrosis. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:one Time.

Application Site Burn, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pruritus, Application Site Vesicles, Pain, Product Quality Issue, Skin Exfoliation, Sleep Disorder (6608541-3)
Patient was taking Bengay Ultra Strength. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site erythema, application site pruritus, application site vesicles, pain, product quality issue, skin exfoliation, sleep disorder on Feb 18, 2010 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Male , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • musculoskeletal pain
and. Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: Text:^a Tiny Bit^ Once.

Burns Second Degree, Scar (6569019-9)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 26, 2010 by a Male taking Bengay Ultra Strength Patch (Dosage: Text:one Time) was diagnosed with
  • back pain
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: burns second degree, scar.

Application Site Burn, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pruritus, Application Site Vesicles, Pain, Product Quality Issue, Skin Exfoliation, Sleep Disorder (6559141-5)
on Jan 21, 2010 Male from CANADA , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • musculoskeletal pain
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength. After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site erythema, application site pruritus, application site vesicles, pain, product quality issue, skin exfoliation, sleep disorder. Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: Text:^a Tiny Bit^ Once.

Burning Sensation, No Therapeutic Response, Pain, Product Formulation Issue, Pruritus (6550582-9)
on Jan 22, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 147.5 lb, was diagnosed with
  • arthritis
and was treated with Bengay. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: burning sensation, no therapeutic response, pain, product formulation issue, pruritus. Bengay dosage: Normal.

Application Site Burn, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pruritus, Application Site Vesicles, Product Quality Issue, Skin Exfoliation (6543344-X)
Patient was taking Bengay Ultra Strength. Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site erythema, application site pruritus, application site vesicles, product quality issue, skin exfoliation on Jan 07, 2010 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Male , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • musculoskeletal pain
and. Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: Text:^a Tiny Bit^ Once.

Caustic Injury (6542127-4)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 07, 2010 by a Patient taking Bengay Ultra Strength Patch (Dosage: Text:one Patch Once) was diagnosed with
  • skin disorder
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 65 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: caustic injury.

Application Site Burn, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Vesicles, Product Quality Issue, Skin Exfoliation (6541043-1)
on Jan 07, 2010 Male from CANADA , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • musculoskeletal pain
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site erythema, application site vesicles, product quality issue, skin exfoliation. Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: Text:^a Tiny Bit^ Once.

Application Site Burn, Application Site Discomfort, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Vesicles, Off Label Use (6537525-9)
on Jan 04, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • muscle spasms
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength. Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site discomfort, application site erythema, application site vesicles, off label use. Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: Text:once As Directed.

Burning Sensation, Product Quality Issue, Rash Macular (6526125-2)
Patient was taking Bengay Ultra Strength. After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: burning sensation, product quality issue, rash macular on Dec 28, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 71 years of age, . Bengay Ultra Strength dosage: N/A.

Necrosis, Therapeutic Agent Toxicity (6498982-X)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 30, 2009 by a Male taking Bengay Greaseless (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: necrosis, therapeutic agent toxicity.

Feeling Abnormal, Lip Swelling, Off Label Use (6497543-6)
on Dec 04, 2009 Patient from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 384.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • toothache
  • diabetes mellitus
and was treated with Bengay Pain Relieving Patch. Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: feeling abnormal, lip swelling, off label use. Bengay Pain Relieving Patch dosage: Text:one Patch Once.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Insulin


Application Site Infection, Application Site Pain, Application Site Pruritus, Application Site Rash, Back Pain, Discomfort, Open Wound, Product Quality Issue (6476054-8)
on Nov 25, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, weighting 153.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • back disorder
  • blood pressure
  • thyroid disorder
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: application site infection, application site pain, application site pruritus, application site rash, back pain, discomfort, open wound, product quality issue. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:one Patch Once.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Antihypertensives


Application Site Burn, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Vesicles, Discomfort, Pain (6464701-6)
Patient was taking Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site erythema, application site vesicles, discomfort, pain on Nov 20, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 71 years of age, weighting 134.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • muscle strain
and. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:two Patches At A Time Once A Day.

Application Site Burn (6437977-9)
Adverse event was reported on Nov 04, 2009 by a Male taking Bengay Ultra Strength Patch (Dosage: Text:one Patch Once) was diagnosed with
  • myalgia
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 27 years of age, weighting 240.1 lb, Patient felt the following Bengay side effects: application site burn.

Application Site Burn, Application Site Erythema, Application Site Vesicles, Discomfort (6414216-6)
on Oct 19, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 134.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • muscle strain
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. After Bengay was administered, patient encountered several Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site erythema, application site vesicles, discomfort. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:two Patches At A Time Once A Day.

Application Site Burn, Application Site Vesicles (6407931-1)
on Oct 13, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 134.9 lb, was diagnosed with
  • muscle strain
and was treated with Bengay Ultra Strength Patch. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Bengay side effects: application site burn, application site vesicles. Bengay Ultra Strength Patch dosage: Text:two Patches At A Time Once A Day.

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