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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Ensure, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Ensure side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Ensure.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Ensure side effects are:
Diarrhea (12 reports)
Dizziness (7 reports)
Bloating (6 reports)
Constipation (4 reports)
Extremely Dry Skin (2 reports)
Extremely Dry Skin And Itchiness...elderly Mother (1 reports)
Fatty Residue In Ctheter Tubing (1 reports)
Hip Pain (1 reports)
Itchiness...elderly Mother (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Ensure side effects . You can also compare Ensure side effects or view FDA reports.

Ensure Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Ensure reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Ensure on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Headache, Arthralgia, Myalgia
on Feb 13, 2013 Female from US , 24 years of age, weighting 185.0 lb, was treated with Ensure. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ensure side effects: abdominal pain upper, headache, arthralgia, myalgia. Ensure dosage: N/A.

Vomiting
Patient was taking Ensure (amino Acids Nos, Minerals Nos, Vitamins Nos). Patient felt the following Ensure side effects: vomiting on Nov 30, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 70 years of age, . Ensure (amino Acids Nos, Minerals Nos, Vitamins Nos) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Travatan
  • Tears Naturale (dextran 70, Hypromellose)
  • Furosemide
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Zyrtec
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Tetracycline
  • Aspirin
Patient was hospitalized.

Vomiting
Adverse event was reported on Nov 30, 2009 by a Female taking Ensure (amino Acids Nos, Minerals Nos, Vitamins Nos) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 70 years of age, After Ensure was administered, patient encountered several Ensure side effects: vomiting.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Folic Acid (folic Acid) Table
  • Tetracycline (tetracycline) Capsule
  • Aspirin
  • Furosemide (furosemide) Tablet
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Zyrtec
  • Travatan
Patient was hospitalized.

Pyrexia, Loss Of Consciousness
on Nov 07, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, was treated with Ensure (ensure). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ensure side effects: pyrexia, loss of consciousness. Ensure (ensure) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Bactrim Ds
  • Prilosec
  • Acetaminophen
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Celexa
  • Lenalidomide (5 Mg, X 28 Caps, Po)
  • Metfformin Hydrochloride
Patient was hospitalized.


Localised Oedema, Hepatic Neoplasm, Abdominal Distension, Diarrhoea, Flushing, Oedema Peripheral
on May 07, 2012 Female from CANADA , weighting 134.5 lb, was treated with Ensure. Patient felt the following Ensure side effects: localised oedema, hepatic neoplasm, abdominal distension, diarrhoea, flushing, oedema peripheral. Ensure dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Hepatic Neoplasm, Abdominal Distension, Oedema Peripheral, Localised Oedema, Flushing, Diarrhoea
Patient was taking Ensure. After Ensure was administered, patient encountered several Ensure side effects: hepatic neoplasm, abdominal distension, oedema peripheral, localised oedema, flushing, diarrhoea on Apr 09, 2012 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 134.5 lb, . Ensure dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Muscular Weakness, Soft Tissue Infection, Neutrophil Count Decreased, Platelet Count Decreased, Anaemia, Dyspnoea, Chest Pain
Adverse event was reported on Apr 05, 2012 by a Female taking Ensure /06184901/ (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 124.8 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ensure side effects: muscular weakness, soft tissue infection, neutrophil count decreased, platelet count decreased, anaemia, dyspnoea, chest pain.
Associated medications used:
  • Carboplatin (3.75 Auc, Every 21 Days)
  • Vitamin B-12 (Unk)
  • Pantenol (Unk)
  • Cetuximab (400 Mg/m2, Loading Dose Day 1 Every 21 Days)
  • Pemetrexed (375 Mg/m2, Every 21 Days)
  • Cetuximab (400 Mg/m2, Every 21 Days)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hypotension, Septic Shock, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite
on Jan 05, 2012 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 132.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ensure Plus. Patient felt the following Ensure side effects: hypotension, septic shock, asthenia, decreased appetite. Ensure Plus dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Thiamine Hcl
  • Folic Acid
  • Remeron (7.5 Milligram)
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Revlimid (10 Milligram)
  • Rilutek
  • Vitamin B-12
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Decreased Appetite, Convulsion, Nausea
on Dec 04, 2011 Female from JAPAN , 83 years of age, was treated with Ensure /06184901/. After Ensure was administered, patient encountered several Ensure side effects: decreased appetite, convulsion, nausea. Ensure /06184901/ dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Hyponatraemia, Pancytopenia, Vomiting, Neutropenic Sepsis, Hypokalaemia, Hypophagia, Disease Recurrence, Dehydration
Patient was taking Ensure Plus (carbohydrates Nos, Electrolytes Nos, Fatty Acids Nos, Min. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ensure side effects: hyponatraemia, pancytopenia, vomiting, neutropenic sepsis, hypokalaemia, hypophagia, disease recurrence, dehydration on Nov 15, 2011 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 202.8 lb, . Ensure Plus (carbohydrates Nos, Electrolytes Nos, Fatty Acids Nos, Min dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Topotecan (4.25 Mg Milligram(s), Daily Dose, Oral)
  • Dexamethasone
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
Patient was hospitalized.

Stevens-johnson Syndrome
Adverse event was reported on Oct 27, 2011 by a Female taking Ensure /06184901/ (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 85 years of age, weighting 92.59 lb, Patient felt the following Ensure side effects: stevens-johnson syndrome.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Doxycycline
  • Perindopril Erbumine
  • Erythromycin ((2000 Mg (500 Mg, 4 In 1 D) Oral))
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Clarithromycin ((500 Mg) Intravenous (not Otherwise Specified)))
  • Gaviscon /00237601/
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide
  • Acetaminophen
Patient was hospitalized.

Stevens-johnson Syndrome
on Oct 27, 2011 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 85 years of age, weighting 92.59 lb, was treated with Ensure. After Ensure was administered, patient encountered several Ensure side effects: stevens-johnson syndrome. Ensure dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Omeprazole
  • Acetaminophen
  • Erythromycin
  • Doxycycline
  • Perindopril Erbumine
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Clarithromycin
  • Gaviscon
Patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea, Gallbladder Cancer
on Sep 23, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 147.9 lb, was treated with Ensure Plus. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ensure side effects: diarrhoea, gallbladder cancer. Ensure Plus dosage: 4 Cans Per Day.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Neoplasm Malignant, Concomitant Disease Progression
Patient was taking Ensure. Patient felt the following Ensure side effects: neoplasm malignant, concomitant disease progression on Sep 22, 2011 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Male , 87 years of age, . Ensure dosage: Unk Ukn, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Hyponatraemia, Lethargy, Vomiting
Adverse event was reported on Aug 23, 2011 by a Male taking Ensure (nutrients Nos) (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , weighting 202.8 lb, After Ensure was administered, patient encountered several Ensure side effects: hyponatraemia, lethargy, vomiting.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Dexamethasone
  • Aspirin
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
  • Samsca (See Image)
Patient was hospitalized.

Decreased Appetite, Hepatic Cirrhosis
on Jul 19, 2011 Female from JAPAN , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ensure. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ensure side effects: decreased appetite, hepatic cirrhosis. Ensure dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Enbrel
  • Prednisolone
  • Methotrexate
  • Spironolactone
  • Amaryl
  • Januvia
  • Nivadil
Patient was hospitalized.

Oral Candidiasis, Dysphagia, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Throat Irritation, Oral Discomfort, Oesophageal Candidiasis, Oesophageal Irritation, Blood Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Increased
on Nov 16, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, was treated with Ensure. Patient felt the following Ensure side effects: oral candidiasis, dysphagia, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, throat irritation, oral discomfort, oesophageal candidiasis, oesophageal irritation, blood thyroid stimulating hormone increased. Ensure dosage: Unk,.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Hepatic Neoplasm, Diarrhoea, Localised Oedema, Oedema Peripheral, Abdominal Distension
Patient was taking Ensure. After Ensure was administered, patient encountered several Ensure side effects: hepatic neoplasm, diarrhoea, localised oedema, oedema peripheral, abdominal distension on Jul 05, 2011 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 134.5 lb, . Ensure dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Pancytopenia, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Catheter Site Inflammation, Diarrhoea, Bacteraemia, Blood Potassium Decreased, Catheter Site Erythema
Adverse event was reported on Feb 01, 2011 by a Male taking Ensure (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, weighting 136.7 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ensure side effects: pancytopenia, hepatic enzyme increased, catheter site inflammation, diarrhoea, bacteraemia, blood potassium decreased, catheter site erythema.
Associated medications used:
  • Tarceva (150 Mg Daily Po)
  • Torisel (5mg Dweekly Iv)
  • Roxicet
  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Magic Mouthwash
Patient was hospitalized.

Liver Operation, Oedema Peripheral, Abdominal Distension, Localised Oedema, Tricuspid Valve Replacement, Hepatic Neoplasm
on Dec 28, 2010 Female from CANADA , weighting 134.5 lb, was treated with Ensure. Patient felt the following Ensure side effects: liver operation, oedema peripheral, abdominal distension, localised oedema, tricuspid valve replacement, hepatic neoplasm. Ensure dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

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