Nair Side Effects

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.

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.

Nair Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following 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.

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.
Application Site Burn, Blister, Pain
on Jul 26, 2013 Female from US , 51 years of age, was treated with Nair. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Nair side effects: application site burn, blister, pain. Nair dosage: N/A.

Application Site Irritation, Application Site Pruritus, Pain, Product Lot Number Issue, Skin Infection
Patient was taking Nair Crm. Patient felt the following Nair side effects: application site irritation, application site pruritus, pain, product lot number issue, skin infection on Apr 27, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 49 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, . Nair Crm dosage: Rub On Skin 3 Minutes. Patient was hospitalized.

Burning Sensation, Erythema, Eye Swelling, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Skin Disorder, Skin Tightness
Adverse event was reported on Feb 13, 2008 by a Female taking Nair Hair Removal For The Face Typical Over The Nair Counter (Dosage: One Time For 3 Minutes; Once) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, After Nair was administered, patient encountered several Nair side effects: burning sensation, erythema, eye swelling, paraesthesia, pruritus, skin disorder, skin tightness.

Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your 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


    Date & Time

    Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)





    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    Track Online

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  • 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.

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