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

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Purell side effects are:
Redness (17 reports)
Skin Blistered (10 reports)
Itchy Rash (7 reports)
Bumps On Hands (5 reports)
Feeling Hot (4 reports)
Sore Throat (2 reports)
Allergy (1 reports)
Burning Lung (1 reports)
DANDRUFF (1 reports)
Foaming (1 reports)
HEAD SORES (1 reports)
Peeling Skin (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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Purell Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Purell 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 Purell 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.
Oedema Peripheral, Overdose
on Feb 19, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 68 years of age, weighting 235.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: oedema peripheral, overdose. Purell Original dosage: Text:once Daily As Directed.

Accidental Exposure, Eye Burns
Patient was taking Purell Original. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, eye burns on Feb 06, 2009 from CANADA Additional patient health information: Male , child 2 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Purell Original dosage: N/A.

Application Site Burn, Feeling Hot, Pain, Rash Erythematous, Skin Exfoliation, Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Feb 03, 2009 by a Female taking Purell Original (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 36 years of age, After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: application site burn, feeling hot, pain, rash erythematous, skin exfoliation, swelling.

Application Site Burn, Feeling Hot, Pain, Rash Erythematous, Skin Exfoliation, Swelling
on Jan 27, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 36 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: application site burn, feeling hot, pain, rash erythematous, skin exfoliation, swelling. Purell Original dosage: N/A.


Accidental Exposure, Chemical Burns Of Eye, Eye Injury, Product Quality Issue
on Jan 27, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 60 years of age, weighting 179.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, chemical burns of eye, eye injury, product quality issue. Purell Original dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Multi-vitamins


Application Site Burn, Feeling Hot, Pain, Rash Erythematous, Skin Exfoliation, Swelling
Patient was taking Purell Original. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: application site burn, feeling hot, pain, rash erythematous, skin exfoliation, swelling on Jan 20, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 36 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Purell Original dosage: N/A.

Eye Swelling, Hypersensitivity, Throat Tightness
Adverse event was reported on Jan 15, 2009 by a Female taking Purell With Aloe (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: eye swelling, hypersensitivity, throat tightness.
Associated medications used:
  • Levothyroxine


Stupor
on Dec 02, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 44 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, was treated with Purell Original. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: stupor. Purell Original dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xanax
  • Ativan


Accidental Exposure, Application Site Irritation
on Nov 03, 2008 Male from UNITED STATES , child 2 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell With Aloe. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: accidental exposure, application site irritation. Purell With Aloe dosage: Text:about 1/2 Ounce Once.

Caustic Injury, Skin Discolouration, Skin Haemorrhage
Patient was taking Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: caustic injury, skin discolouration, skin haemorrhage on Jun 30, 2008 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 24 years of age, weighting 138.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: Dime Size 2x Per Day (2 In 1 D), Topical.
Associated medications used:
  • Necon (ethinylestradiol, Norethisterone)


Accidental Exposure, Eye Burns
Adverse event was reported on Jun 03, 2008 by a Female taking Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol) (Dosage: Ophthalmic) . Location: UNITED STATES , child 7 years of age, weighting 40.00 lb, Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, eye burns.

Application Site Burn, Blister, Dermatitis Contact, Eczema, Ill-defined Disorder, Nonspecific Reaction, Rash Pustular, Skin Exfoliation
on Apr 07, 2008 Female from NEW ZEALAND , 27 years of age, was treated with Purell (ethyl Alcohol). After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: application site burn, blister, dermatitis contact, eczema, ill-defined disorder, nonspecific reaction, rash pustular, skin exfoliation. Purell (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: Topical.

Accidental Exposure, Eye Injury
on Mar 14, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 57 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: accidental exposure, eye injury. Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: Little Squirt, Three Times A Day. (3 In 1 D), Ophthalmic.

Accidental Exposure, Chemical Burns Of Eye, Corneal Abrasion, Eye Pain
Patient was taking Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol). Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, chemical burns of eye, corneal abrasion, eye pain on Feb 05, 2008 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, weighting 115.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: Ophthalmic.

Accidental Exposure, Eye Swelling, Hypersensitivity
Adverse event was reported on Jan 22, 2008 by a Male taking Purell With Aloe (ethyl Alcohol) (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 24.00 lb, After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: accidental exposure, eye swelling, hypersensitivity.

Caustic Injury, Erythema, Pain, Skin Inflammation
on Jan 14, 2008 Female from NEW ZEALAND , child 4 years of age, was treated with Purell (ethyl Alcohol). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: caustic injury, erythema, pain, skin inflammation. Purell (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: N/A.

Lacrimation Increased, Pharyngeal Oedema, Pruritus, Speech Disorder
on Oct 17, 2007 Female from UNITED STATES , 40 years of age, was treated with Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: lacrimation increased, pharyngeal oedema, pruritus, speech disorder. Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol dosage: Topical.

Convulsion, Victim Of Crime
Patient was taking Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol). After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: convulsion, victim of crime on Jun 19, 2007 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , child 3 years of age, . Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: All Of The Bottle, Oral.

Alcohol Poisoning
Adverse event was reported on Jan 19, 2007 by a Male taking Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol) (Dosage: 2 Fluid Ounces Once, Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 16 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: alcohol poisoning.

Hypersomnia
on Nov 08, 2006 Female from UNITED STATES , child 11 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: hypersomnia. Purell dosage: Inhalation.

Blister, Erythema, Fungal Infection, Insomnia, Oedema Peripheral, Onychomadesis, Pain In Extremity
on Oct 27, 2006 Female from UNITED STATES , 24 years of age, weighting 138.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol). After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: blister, erythema, fungal infection, insomnia, oedema peripheral, onychomadesis, pain in extremity. Purell Original (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: Quarter Size Once, Topical.

Accidental Exposure, Excoriation, Eye Pain, Eye Pruritus, Vision Blurred
Patient was taking Purell (ethyl Alcohol). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: accidental exposure, excoriation, eye pain, eye pruritus, vision blurred on Oct 06, 2006 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 35 years of age, weighting 260.0 lb, . Purell (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: 1 Squirt Once, Ophthalmic.

Accidental Exposure, Chemical Burns Of Eye, Convulsion, Pain, Retching, Stress, Tremor
Adverse event was reported on Aug 21, 2006 by a Female taking Purell (ethyl Alcohol) (Dosage: Once, Ophthalmic) . Location: UNITED STATES , child 6 years of age, weighting 33.00 lb, Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, chemical burns of eye, convulsion, pain, retching, stress, tremor.

Blood Alcohol Increased, Gait Disturbance, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Incorrect Dose Administered, Moaning
on Aug 18, 2006 Female from UNITED STATES , child 8 years of age, weighting 65.00 lb, was treated with Purell With Aloe (ethyl Alcohol). After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: blood alcohol increased, gait disturbance, hepatic enzyme increased, incorrect dose administered, moaning. Purell With Aloe (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: 1/2 Bottle Once, Oral.

Application Site Irritation, Application Site Vesicles, Caustic Injury
on Jul 10, 2006 Male from UNITED STATES , 21 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell With Aloe (ethyl Alcohol). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: application site irritation, application site vesicles, caustic injury. Purell With Aloe (ethyl Alcohol) dosage: Once Topical.
Associated medications used:
  • Valproate Sodium
  • Cloazepam(clonazepam)


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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

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    Date & Time

    Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)

     

     

     

     

    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad


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    Alternative PURELL Names:ALCOHOL BENZALKON ETHYL ALC

    Active Ingredient: ALCOHOL BENZALKON

    More About Purell

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 56

    Purell safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 1

    Reported hospitalizations: 1

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