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

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Proactiv side effects are:
Headache (8 reports)
Burning (3 reports)
Irritated Burning Sensation (2 reports)
Lip Swelling (1 reports)
Painful Rash (1 reports)
Period (1 reports)
Swollen Red Face (1 reports)
Burning Eyes (1 reports)
Burning, Painful Rash, Swollen Red Face (1 reports)
Hair Growth (1 reports)
Infected Blackhead (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


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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 (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

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.

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Proactiv Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Proactiv 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 Proactiv 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.
Urticaria, Hypersensitivity
on Nov 01, 2013 Female from US , 44 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: urticaria, hypersensitivity. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Repairing (Once Daily Dermal)


Dry Skin, Erythema, Swelling Face, Pyrexia
Patient was taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: dry skin, erythema, swelling face, pyrexia on Oct 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Spf 15 Moisturizer (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactive Dark Spot Corrector (Twice Daily Dermal)


Hypersensitivity
Adverse event was reported on Oct 23, 2013 by a Female taking Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: Once Daily Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 31 years of age, After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: hypersensitivity.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Dark Spot Corrector (Once Daily Dermal)
Patient was hospitalized.

Dry Skin, Abscess
on Oct 22, 2013 Male from US , 29 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Extra Strength Formula Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: dry skin, abscess. Proactiv Extra Strength Formula Cleanser dosage: Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Extra Strength Toner
Patient was hospitalized.


Pruritus, Erythema, Swelling Face
on Oct 10, 2013 Female from PR , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactive Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: pruritus, erythema, swelling face. Proactive Renewing Cleanser dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactive Repairing Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactive Blackhead Dissolving Gel (Twice Daily Dermal)


Erythema, Pruritus, Eye Swelling, Swelling Face
Patient was taking Proactive Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: erythema, pruritus, eye swelling, swelling face on Oct 10, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 31 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactive Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactive Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactive Dark Spot Corrector (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Paroxetine
  • Clonazepam


Erythema, Pruritus, Urticaria, Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Sep 25, 2013 by a Female taking Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: Once Qd Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 65 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: erythema, pruritus, urticaria, swelling.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (Once Qd Dermal)
  • Proactiv Blackhead Dissolving Gel (Once Qd Dermal)
  • Tamoxifen
  • Simvastatin
  • Sertraline
  • Vitamin D


Swelling Face, Dyspnoea
on Sep 25, 2013 Male from US , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: swelling face, dyspnoea. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.

Pruritus, Swelling Face, Lip Swelling, Urticaria
on Sep 25, 2013 Female from US , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: pruritus, swelling face, lip swelling, urticaria. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv 3 Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)


Blister, Urticaria, Hypersensitivity
Patient was taking Proactiv+ Skin Exfoliator. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: blister, urticaria, hypersensitivity on Sep 20, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 19 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv+ Skin Exfoliator dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)


Hypersensitivity, Dry Skin, Pruritus, Urticaria, Swelling Face, Dyspnoea
Adverse event was reported on Sep 20, 2013 by a Female taking Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator (Dosage: Bid - Q3 Days Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 29 years of age, Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: hypersensitivity, dry skin, pruritus, urticaria, swelling face, dyspnoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment (Bid - Q3 Days Dermal)
  • Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator (Bid- Q3 Days Dermal)
  • Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads (Bid- Q3 Days Dermal)
  • Proactiv+ Skin Purifying Mask (Bid - Q3 Days Dermal)
  • Trileptal
  • Trazodone
  • Klonopin
  • Water Pill


Rash, Eye Infection, Skin Exfoliation, Staphylococcal Impetigo
on Sep 12, 2013 Female from US , 14 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: rash, eye infection, skin exfoliation, staphylococcal impetigo. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Twice Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Twice Dermal)
  • Proactiv Refining Mask (Twice Dermal)


Swelling Face, Urticaria
on Sep 12, 2013 Female from US , 15 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: swelling face, urticaria. Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser dosage: Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Deep Cleansing Wash (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Spf 15 Moisturizer (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Dark Spot Corrector (Dermal)


Swelling Face, Pruritus, Erythema, Throat Tightness, Dyspnoea
Patient was taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: swelling face, pruritus, erythema, throat tightness, dyspnoea on Sep 11, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 23 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector (Once Daily Dermal)
Patient was hospitalized.

Application Site Reaction, Erythema, Application Site Paraesthesia, Burning Sensation, Swelling Face
Adverse event was reported on Sep 11, 2013 by a Female taking Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: Once Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 23 years of age, After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: application site reaction, erythema, application site paraesthesia, burning sensation, swelling face.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (Once Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Deep Cleansing Wash (Once Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Advanced Blemish Treatment (Once Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Advanced Blemish Treatment (Once Dermal)


Urticaria
on Sep 11, 2013 Female from US , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: urticaria. Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (Once Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Advanced Daily Oil Control (Once Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Oil Free Moisture Spf15 (Once Dermal)


Rash, Swelling Face, Urticaria, Dyspnoea, Local Swelling, Anaphylactic Reaction
on Sep 06, 2013 Female from US , 29 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: rash, swelling face, urticaria, dyspnoea, local swelling, anaphylactic reaction. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Refining Mask (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Spf 15 Moisturizer (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Extra Strength Toner (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Ibuprofen Prn
  • Benadryl Prn


Convulsion
Patient was taking Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: convulsion on Sep 06, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 15 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser dosage: 1-3 X Per Day Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (1-3x Per Day Dermal)


Swelling Face, Skin Irritation, Lip Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Aug 28, 2013 by a Male taking Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: 2x Per Day Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 16 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: swelling face, skin irritation, lip swelling.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (2x Per Day Dermal)


Burns Second Degree, Skin Exfoliation
on Aug 16, 2013 Female from US , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: burns second degree, skin exfoliation. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)


Erythema, Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Local Swelling, Visual Acuity Reduced
on Aug 12, 2013 Female from US , child 12 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv 1 Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: erythema, swelling face, eye swelling, local swelling, visual acuity reduced. Proactiv 1 Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv 2 Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advacned Blemish Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Blackhead Dissolving Gel (Once Daily Dermal)


Erythema, Swelling, Pruritus, Urticaria, Throat Tightness, Swelling Face, Pharyngeal Oedema
Patient was taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: erythema, swelling, pruritus, urticaria, throat tightness, swelling face, pharyngeal oedema on Aug 01, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , child 12 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: 07/02/2013 Once Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv 3 Repairing Treatment (07/02/2013 Once Daily Dermal)


Eye Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Aug 01, 2013 by a Female taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: Once Daily Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: eye swelling.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing (Once Daily Dermal)


Hypersensitivity, Rash, Pruritus
on Aug 01, 2013 Female from US , 49 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: hypersensitivity, rash, pruritus. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Dark Spot Corrector (Twice Daily Dermal)


Cyst, Staphylococcus Test Positive
on Jul 25, 2013 Male from US , 18 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: cyst, staphylococcus test positive. Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser dosage: Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Deep Cleansing Wash (Dermal)


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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

    Scale

    Date & Time

    Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)

     

     

     

     

    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad


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