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Common Nair Side Effects


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

Pain (2)
Pruritus (1)
Product Lot Number Issue (1)
Skin Disorder (1)
Skin Infection (1)
Swelling (1)
Skin Tightness (1)
Paraesthesia (1)
Eye Swelling (1)
Application Site Irritation (1)
Application Site Burn (1)
Application Site Pruritus (1)
Blister (1)
Burning Sensation (1)
Erythema (1)


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.

Nair Side Effects Reported to FDA


Nair Side Effect Report#9424424
Application Site Burn, Blister, Pain
This is a report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Nair (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Application Site Burn, Blister, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Nair treatment in female patients, resulting in Application Site Burn side effect.
Nair Side Effect Report#6172195-3
Application Site Irritation, Application Site Pruritus, Pain, Product Lot Number Issue, Skin Infection
This report suggests a potential Nair Crm Application Site Irritation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Nair Crm (dosage: Rub On Skin 3 Minutes) starting
Apr 15, 2009. After starting Nair Crm the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Application Site Irritation, Application Site Pruritus, Pain, Product Lot Number Issue, Skin InfectionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Nair Crm demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Application Site Irritation, may still occur.
Nair Side Effect Report#5627861-2
Burning Sensation, Erythema, Eye Swelling, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Skin Disorder, Skin Tightness, Swelling
This Burning Sensation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertrichosis. On
Feb 03, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Nair Hair Removal For The Face Typical Over The Nair Counter (dosage: One Time For 3 Minutes; Once). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Nair Hair Removal For The Face Typical Over The Nair Counter, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Burning Sensation, Erythema, Eye Swelling, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Skin Disorder, Skin Tightness, SwellingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Burning Sensation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.



The appearance of Nair 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.

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Track Your Side Effects

Note Your Observations

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

  • Log Form

    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:
    Side Effects Scale 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.

    Nair 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.

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    Nair Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC49967-205
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameLancome Paris Teint Visionnaire Skin Correcting Makeup Duo Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
    NameOctinoxate
    Dosage FormLOTION
    RouteTOPICAL
    On market since20130101
    LabelerL'Oreal USA Products Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)OCTINOXATE
    Strength(s)75
    Unit(s)mg/mL
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    More About Nair

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 3

    Nair safety alerts: No

    Reported hospitalizations: 1

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