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.
Mederma Side Effects Reported to FDA
Mederma Side Effect Report#9156381 Skin Disorder
This is a report of a 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: skin striae, who was treated with Mederma (dosage: Tin Coat 2x Day, start time:
Jan 10, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Skin Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Mederma treatment in female patients, resulting in Skin Disorder side effect.
Mederma Side Effect Report#8059366-6 Skin Exfoliation, Pruritus, Erythema
This report suggests a potential Mederma Scar GelSkin Exfoliation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: scar and used Mederma Scar Gel (dosage: Very Small) starting
Dec 08, 2011. After starting Mederma Scar Gel the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Skin Exfoliation, Pruritus, ErythemaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Mederma Scar Gel demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Skin Exfoliation, may still occur.
Mederma Side Effect Report#5805379-1 Pain, Skin Disorder, Staphylococcal Infection
This Pain problem was reported by a physician from United States. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: scar. On
May 14, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Mederma Cream (dosage: Bid Topical). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Mederma Cream, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pain, Skin Disorder, Staphylococcal InfectionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Mederma Side Effect Report#4646772-2 Burning Sensation, Erythema, Rash
This Burning Sensation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,scar.The patient was prescribed Mederma Cream Merz Pharmaceutical (drug dosage: Cream Twice A Day Topical), which was initiated on
Apr 01, 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
Mederma Cream Merz Pharmaceutical (Cream Twice A Day Topical)
.After starting to take Mederma Cream Merz Pharmaceutical the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Burning Sensation, Erythema, RashThese side effects may potentially be related to Mederma Cream Merz Pharmaceutical.
The appearance of Mederma 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.
It is really important to keep track of your health symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.
Why Your Notes are Important
Your notes could be helpful in several ways:
You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again
You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.
Medicine Name and Dosage:
Date & Time
Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad
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.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Mederma 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.