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

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Listerine side effects are:
White Stringy Pieces (262 reports)
White Stringy (174 reports)
Loss Of Taste (156 reports)
Blistering (119 reports)
Lips Burning (114 reports)
Sore Throat (105 reports)
Swollen Salivary Gland (81 reports)
Burning (58 reports)
Burning Tongue (31 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 Listerine side effects . You can also compare Listerine side effects or view FDA reports.

Listerine Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Listerine 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 Listerine 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.

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Tongue Blistering, Oral Discomfort
on Feb 25, 2013 Male from US , 66 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Mouthwash. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: tongue blistering, oral discomfort. Listerine Mouthwash dosage: N/A.

Viral Infection, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Product Taste Abnormal, Product Outer Packaging Issue
Patient was taking Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: viral infection, vomiting, diarrhoea, malaise, product taste abnormal, product outer packaging issue on Feb 22, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, weighting 260.0 lb, . Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening dosage: Capful.

Pain In Jaw, Insomnia, Lymphadenopathy, Toothache, Hypoaesthesia Oral, Glossodynia, Dysgeusia, Gingival Blister, Oral Mucosal Exfoliation
Adverse event was reported on Feb 08, 2013 by a Male taking Listerine Total Care Zero (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 26 years of age, weighting 179.0 lb, After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: pain in jaw, insomnia, lymphadenopathy, toothache, hypoaesthesia oral, glossodynia, dysgeusia, gingival blister, oral mucosal exfoliation.

Chemical Injury, Gingival Bleeding, Gingival Discolouration, Oral Mucosal Exfoliation
on Apr 05, 2013 Female from US , 17 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: chemical injury, gingival bleeding, gingival discolouration, oral mucosal exfoliation. Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening dosage: Capful.
Associated medications used:


Tooth Injury
on Feb 05, 2013 Male from US , child 4 years of age, was treated with Listerine Mouthwash. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: tooth injury. Listerine Mouthwash dosage: One Cup Every Night.

Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
Patient was taking Listerine Zero Mouthwash Clean Mint (oral Care Products) Liquid. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: gastrointestinal haemorrhage on Jan 17, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 66 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Listerine Zero Mouthwash Clean Mint (oral Care Products) Liquid dosage: 2 In 1 Day, Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Gingival Infection, Gingival Swelling, Gingival Bleeding
Adverse event was reported on Apr 10, 2013 by a Male taking Listerine Tooth Defense Mouthwash Mint (Dosage: Just A Swish Of It) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, weighting 195.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: gingival infection, gingival swelling, gingival bleeding.

Sjogren^s Syndrome, Oral Discomfort
on Jan 03, 2013 Male from US , 18 years of age, was treated with Listerine Mouthwash. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: sjogren^s syndrome, oral discomfort. Listerine Mouthwash dosage: Cap.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Burns Second Degree, Fungal Infection
on Dec 26, 2012 Female from BE , 30 years of age, was treated with Listerine Total Care. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: burns second degree, fungal infection. Listerine Total Care dosage: N/A.

Dizziness, Asthenia, Glossitis, Vision Blurred, Sluggishness
Patient was taking Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Artic Mint. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: dizziness, asthenia, glossitis, vision blurred, sluggishness on Dec 18, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 83 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, . Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic Artic Mint dosage: 1 Oz Diluted 1 Time Mouth.

Tongue Disorder, Glossodynia, Oral Pain
Adverse event was reported on Dec 20, 2012 by a Male taking Listerine Antiseptic (Dosage: N/A) . Location: JP , 25 years of age, Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: tongue disorder, glossodynia, oral pain.

Asthma
on Dec 03, 2012 Male from CA , weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Mouthwash Cool Citrus. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: asthma. Listerine Mouthwash Cool Citrus dosage: 1 Capful.

Oral Neoplasm, Lymphoma
on Nov 30, 2012 Male from CA , weighting 195.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: oral neoplasm, lymphoma. Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash dosage: Pump Twice Into Cap. Patient was hospitalized.

Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Product Quality Issue, Device Breakage
Patient was taking Listerine Coolmint. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: therapeutic response unexpected, product quality issue, device breakage on Nov 26, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Listerine Coolmint dosage: 4 Dose(s).

Angioedema, Oral Discomfort
Adverse event was reported on Apr 12, 2013 by a Female taking Listerine Advanced Tartar Control-citrus (Dosage: Not A Full Cap) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 66 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: angioedema, oral discomfort.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Metformin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Simvastatin
  • Endocet
Patient was hospitalized.

Application Site Pain, Swelling Face
on Nov 05, 2012 Female from BR , 39 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Whitening. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: application site pain, swelling face. Listerine Whitening dosage: Half Of The Cover Of The Product As Measure.

Weight Decreased, Skin Disorder, Hair Disorder, Diarrhoea, Tremor
on Oct 18, 2012 Male from US , 52 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, was treated with Listerine Mouthwash. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: weight decreased, skin disorder, hair disorder, diarrhoea, tremor. Listerine Mouthwash dosage: N/A.

Overdose, Abnormal Behaviour
Patient was taking Listerine Mouthwash. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: overdose, abnormal behaviour on Oct 18, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 25 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, . Listerine Mouthwash dosage: Almost The Entire Bottle.

Abnormal Behaviour
Adverse event was reported on Oct 17, 2012 by a Female taking Listerine Antiseptic (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 25 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: abnormal behaviour.

Dependence, Erosive Oesophagitis
on Oct 12, 2012 Male from US , 42 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, was treated with Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: dependence, erosive oesophagitis. Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash dosage: Drinking Entire Bottle.

Hypoaesthesia Oral, Product Contamination, Product Quality Issue
on Oct 09, 2012 Male from US , 33 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Mouthwash. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: hypoaesthesia oral, product contamination, product quality issue. Listerine Mouthwash dosage: N/A.

Chest Pain
Patient was taking Listerine Cool Mint Antiseptic. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: chest pain on Oct 05, 2012 from FR Additional patient health information: Male , 50 years of age, . Listerine Cool Mint Antiseptic dosage: Started Several Years Ago.

Blood Alcohol Increased, Accidental Exposure To Product, Incorrect Dose Administered, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Oct 12, 2012 by a Male taking Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash (Dosage: Amount Not Sure, Used In Water Pik. 1-2 Times Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 74 years of age, Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: blood alcohol increased, accidental exposure to product, incorrect dose administered, off label use.

Gingival Swelling, Gingival Erosion, Pharyngeal Oedema, Oral Disorder, Ageusia, Gingival Bleeding, Vomiting, Decreased Appetite
on Sep 17, 2012 Female from US , 44 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: gingival swelling, gingival erosion, pharyngeal oedema, oral disorder, ageusia, gingival bleeding, vomiting, decreased appetite. Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening dosage: Half A Top Daily Po.

Coma, Accidental Exposure To Product
on Sep 14, 2012 Male from HK , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Total Care. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: coma, accidental exposure to product. Listerine Total Care dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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Alternative LISTERINE Names:EUCALYPTO SODIUM FL SODIUM MO

Active Ingredient: EUCALYPTO SODIUM FL SODIUM MO

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Side Effects reported to FDA: 787

Listerine safety alerts: No

Reported deaths: 4

Reported hospitalizations: 16

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