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Listerine Side Effects

Common Listerine Side Effects

The most commonly reported Listerine side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Application Site Burn (118)
Oral Discomfort (71)
Ageusia (48)
Product Quality Issue (47)
Oral Mucosal Exfoliation (47)
Lip Swelling (46)
Glossodynia (45)
Stomatitis (38)
Oral Pain (38)
Application Site Pain (36)
Tongue Disorder (32)
Oropharyngeal Blistering (30)
Caustic Injury (29)
Gingival Pain (29)
Burning Sensation (28)
Application Site Vesicles (27)
Pain (26)
Tooth Disorder (25)
Hypersensitivity (24)
Dyspnoea (22)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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).
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 found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Product Quality Issue, Malaise
on Feb 12, 2014 Male from US , child 10 years of age, was treated with Listerine Agent Cool Blue Bubble Blast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: product quality issue, malaise. Listerine Agent Cool Blue Bubble Blast dosage: N/A.

Oral Bacterial Infection, Oral Pain, Toothache
Patient was taking Listerine Coolmint. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: oral bacterial infection, oral pain, toothache on Jan 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 70 years of age, weighting 184.0 lb, . Listerine Coolmint dosage: A Little Bit In The Cover..

Anosmia, Ageusia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 19, 2014 by a Female taking Listerine Whitening (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: MX , weighting 134.5 lb, After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: anosmia, ageusia.

Blister, Lip Swelling
on Dec 30, 2013 Male from CO , 72 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, was treated with Listerine Coolmint. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: blister, lip swelling. Listerine Coolmint dosage: Twice Or 3 Times Daily.


Anosmia, Ageusia
on Feb 19, 2014 Male from MX , weighting 176.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Whitening Blanquea Y Fortalece. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: anosmia, ageusia. Listerine Whitening Blanquea Y Fortalece dosage: N/A.

Skin Exfoliation, Pain, Oral Discomfort, Dysphagia, Oral Mucosal Erythema
Patient was taking Listerine Whitening Rinse Clean Mint. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: skin exfoliation, pain, oral discomfort, dysphagia, oral mucosal erythema on Jan 27, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, weighting 107.0 lb, . Listerine Whitening Rinse Clean Mint dosage: Dosage: 1/2 Cap Or Less.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Multivitamins
  • Herbal Preparation


Oral Mucosal Exfoliation, Oral Discomfort, Oral Mucosal Erythema
Adverse event was reported on Nov 27, 2013 by a Female taking Listerine Whitening Toothpaste (Dosage: Dime Or Less Size 1-3 Times A Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 31 years of age, weighting 150.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: oral mucosal exfoliation, oral discomfort, oral mucosal erythema.

Poisoning, Metabolic Acidosis
on Nov 03, 2013 Male from US , 45 years of age, was treated with Listerine. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: poisoning, metabolic acidosis. Listerine dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Alcohol


Ageusia, Aphthous Stomatitis
on Oct 24, 2013 Male from US , 75 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Total Care. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: ageusia, aphthous stomatitis. Listerine Total Care dosage: N/A.

Asthma, Cough
Patient was taking Listerine Original. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: asthma, cough on Sep 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 64 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, . Listerine Original dosage: A Lot.

Oral Candidiasis, Oral Mucosal Discolouration
Adverse event was reported on Sep 13, 2013 by a Male taking Listerine (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: JP , 47 years of age, Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: oral candidiasis, oral mucosal discolouration.

Oral Pain, Oral Mucosal Exfoliation
on Aug 23, 2013 Male from US , 39 years of age, weighting 270.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Total Care Zero. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: oral pain, oral mucosal exfoliation. Listerine Total Care Zero dosage: N/A.

Oral Bacterial Infection, Oral Pain, Toothache
on Aug 20, 2013 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 184.0 lb, was treated with Listerine Mouthwash Coolmint. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: oral bacterial infection, oral pain, toothache. Listerine Mouthwash Coolmint dosage: ^a Little Bit In The Cover^.

Off Label Use
Patient was taking Listerine Mouthwash Original. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: off label use on Jun 25, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 57 years of age, . Listerine Mouthwash Original dosage: N/A.

Loss Of Consciousness
Adverse event was reported on Jun 13, 2013 by a Male taking Listerine Mouthwash Coolmint (Dosage: Over 3/4 Of The Bottle) . Location: US , 26 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: loss of consciousness.

Anaphylactic Shock, Oral Infection, Oral Discomfort, Tongue Disorder
on Jun 14, 2013 Female from US , 33 years of age, weighting 240.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Adv Mouthwash Tartar Protection. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: anaphylactic shock, oral infection, oral discomfort, tongue disorder. Listerine Adv Mouthwash Tartar Protection dosage: Cap Full. Patient was hospitalized.

Pain, Burning Sensation, Glossodynia, Tooth Disorder, Dry Mouth, Chapped Lips, Tongue Disorder, Oral Disorder, Chemical Injury
on Apr 19, 2013 Female from US , 39 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: pain, burning sensation, glossodynia, tooth disorder, dry mouth, chapped lips, tongue disorder, oral disorder, chemical injury. Listerine dosage: 5ml Or Less Once A Day Dental.

Viith Nerve Paralysis
Patient was taking Listerine Mouthwash Coolmint. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: viith nerve paralysis on May 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 230.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Listerine Mouthwash Coolmint dosage: Around One-fourth To One-third Of A Capful.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Paxil (Almost 2 Years.)
  • Amitriptyline (The Lowest Dose Since Almost 2 Years.)
  • Lisinopril (Over 2 Years.)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Since 3 Years.)
  • Fish Oil (Since 10 Years.)
  • Vitamin C (Since 20 Years.)
  • Flax Seed Oil (Since 10 Years.)
  • Metformin (One And Half Years.)


Exposure During Pregnancy, Premature Rupture Of Membranes, Urinary Tract Infection, Application Site Pain, Application Site Exfoliation
Adverse event was reported on Apr 16, 2013 by a Female taking Listerine Zero (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: BR , 29 years of age, weighting 134.5 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: exposure during pregnancy, premature rupture of membranes, urinary tract infection, application site pain, application site exfoliation.

Tooth Discolouration
on Apr 03, 2013 Female from US , 43 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, was treated with Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening. Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: tooth discolouration. Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening dosage: 1teaspoon Twice Dental.

Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Palpitations, Dyspnoea, Fatigue
on Apr 19, 2013 Male from JP , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Total Care. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: hypertension, arrhythmia, palpitations, dyspnoea, fatigue. Listerine Total Care dosage: In The Morning And Evening.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Eucalyptol\menthol\methyl Salicylate\thymol (In The Morning And Evening)
  • Urief (2 Tablets Of 4mg.)
  • Loxonin (2 Tablets Of 60mg As Needed.)
  • Lipitor
  • Glucosamine


Application Site Haemorrhage, Gingival Pain, Oral Herpes
Patient was taking Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening Mouthwash. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: application site haemorrhage, gingival pain, oral herpes on Apr 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening Mouthwash dosage: Half A Capful.
Associated medications used:
  • Synthroid (Few Years.)
  • Calcium
  • Multivitamins


Tongue Haemorrhage, Application Site Haemorrhage, Oral Discomfort, Salivary Hypersecretion
Adverse event was reported on Mar 25, 2013 by a Male taking Listerine Whitening (Dosage: Once In The Morning And Once At Night Buccal) was diagnosed with and. Location: BR , 38 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, Patient felt the following Listerine side effects: tongue haemorrhage, application site haemorrhage, oral discomfort, salivary hypersecretion.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (hydrochlorothiazide)


Syncope, Incorrect Dose Administered, Headache, Vision Blurred, Diarrhoea, Mouth Injury
on Mar 24, 2013 Male from BR , child 7. years of age, weighting 55.12 lb, was treated with Listerine. After Listerine was administered, patient encountered several Listerine side effects: syncope, incorrect dose administered, headache, vision blurred, diarrhoea, mouth injury. Listerine dosage: N/A.

Tongue Haemorrhage, Application Site Haemorrhage, Oral Discomfort, Salivary Hypersecretion
on Mar 18, 2013 Male from BR , 38 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Listerine Whitening. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Listerine side effects: tongue haemorrhage, application site haemorrhage, oral discomfort, salivary hypersecretion. Listerine Whitening dosage: Bucca 1.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Allopurinol


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Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

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