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Common Equate Side Effects


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

Nausea (125)
Application Site Pruritus (116)
Application Site Erythema (116)
Dizziness (76)
Application Site Rash (66)
Application Site Pain (64)
Application Site Irritation (60)
Vomiting (57)
Headache (56)
Nicotine Dependence (40)
Malaise (35)
Pruritus (28)
Heart Rate Increased (27)
Abnormal Dreams (27)
Insomnia (27)
Application Site Reaction (25)
Rash (24)
Asthenia (24)
Pain In Extremity (23)
Product Quality Issue (23)

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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 (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.

Equate Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Equate 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 Equate 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.
Eye Disorder, Product Odour Abnormal, Accidental Exposure To Product
This is a report of a 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: dry eye, who was treated with Equate Gentle Lubricant Eye Drop .3% (dosage: 1 Or 2 Drops As Needed As Needed, start time: Sep 02, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Eye Disorder
  • Product Odour Abnormal
  • Accidental Exposure To Product
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Equate Gentle Lubricant Eye Drop .3% treatment in male patients, resulting in eye disorder side effect.

Blood Pressure Fluctuation
This report suggests a potential Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets Blood Pressure Fluctuation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: sleep disorder and used Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets (dosage: NA) starting Jan 31, 2014. Soon after starting Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Blood Pressure Fluctuation
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as blood pressure fluctuation, may still occur.

Corneal Graft Rejection, Corneal Oedema, Product Odour Abnormal, Visual Acuity Reduced
This Corneal Graft Rejection, Corneal Oedema, Product Odour Abnormal, Visual Acuity Reduced problem was reported by a physician from US. A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dry eye,corneal transplant. On Aug 30, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Equate Gentle Lubricant Eye Drop 30 Ml Altaire Pharmaceuticals/ Wal-mart (dosage: 1 Drop Qid Ophthalmic). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Equate Gentle Lubricant Eye Drop 30 Ml Altaire Pharmaceuticals/ Wal-mart, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Corneal Graft Rejection
  • Corneal Oedema
  • Product Odour Abnormal
  • Visual Acuity Reduced
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as corneal graft rejection, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Product Deposit, Abdominal Discomfort
This is a report of a 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: upper respiratory tract congestion,rhinorrhoea and was treated with Equate Tussin Cf (dosage: Every 4 Hr ?2 Teaspoon ??per Tube) starting Jan 10, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Product Deposit
  • Abdominal Discomfort
This opens a possibility that Equate Tussin Cf treatment could cause the above reactions, including product deposit, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.


Headache, Dry Mouth
A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia started Equate Doxylamine Succinate Tablets, 25 Mg treatment (dosage: By Mouth/ Per Night) on NS. Soon after starting Equate Doxylamine Succinate Tablets, 25 Mg treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Headache
  • Dry Mouth
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fosamax
  • Omeprazole
  • Citalopram
  • Levothyroxine
  • Tenormin
  • Naproxen
This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Equate Doxylamine Succinate Tablets, 25 Mg.

Headache, Sinus Headache, Initial Insomnia, Middle Insomnia
A 43-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: sleep disorder and was treated with Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets(dosage: 2 (1 Per Night)). The treatment was initiated on Jan 07, 2014. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Headache
  • Sinus Headache
  • Initial Insomnia
  • Middle Insomnia
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets efficacy: NA.

Pain, Constipation, Rectal Haemorrhage
In this report, Equate Enema was administered for the following condition: constipation.A 56-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA) started Equate Enema treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 16, 2014.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Pain
  • Constipation
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Equate Enema treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Sleep Talking
This is a report of the following Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets side effect(s):
  • Sleep Talking
A 79-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: sleep disorder and received a treatment with Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets (dosage: 1 Per Night /by Mouth) starting: Dec 19, 2013.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.This report suggests that a Equate Doxylamine Succinate 25mg Tablets treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Pruritus, Burning Sensation, Urticaria
This Equate Effervescent Antacid / Pain Relief Tablets report was submitted by a 36-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: NA and Equate Effervescent Antacid / Pain Relief Tablets was administered (dosage: 2 Tablets Orally) starting: Nov 21, 2013. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Pruritus
  • Burning Sensation
  • Urticaria
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Equate Effervescent Antacid / Pain Relief Tablets treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Nausea, Erythema
This is a report of a possible correlation between Equate Nts 14mg, Clear use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Nausea
  • Erythema
which could contribute to an assessment of Equate Nts 14mg, Clear risk profile.A male consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from ex-tobacco user and was treated with Equate Nts 14mg, Clear (dosage: NA) starting Nov 04, 2013.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Headache, Constipation
A 77-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Equate Nts 21mg, Clear (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Headache
  • Constipation
The treatment was started on Oct 27, 2013. Equate Nts 21mg, Clear was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Equate Nts 21mg, Clear consumers.

Dizziness, Vomiting
In this report, a 51-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Equate Nts 7mg, Clear side effect.The patient was diagnosed with ex-tobacco user. After a treatment with Equate Nts 7mg, Clear (dosage: NA, start date: Oct 26, 2013), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Equate Nts 7mg, Clear treatment.

Nausea, Headache
This is a report of a 72-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA), who used Equate Nts 21mg, Clear (dosage: NA) for a treatment of ex-tobacco user. After starting a treatment on Oct 21, 2013, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Nausea
  • Headache
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Equate Nts 21mg, Clear treatment NA.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Equate Nts 21mg, Clear treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Nausea, Headache.

Nicotine Dependence, Condition Aggravated
This nicotine dependence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 37-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user. The patient was prescribed Equate Nts 21mg, Clear (dosage: NA), which was started on Oct 17, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Equate Nts 21mg, Clear the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Nicotine Dependence
  • Condition Aggravated
These side effects may potentially be related to Equate Nts 21mg, Clear.

Diarrhoea
This is a Equate Nts 14mg, Clear side effect report of a 58-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user, who was treated with Equate Nts 14mg, Clear (dosage:NA, start time: Oct 09, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diarrhoea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Equate Nts 14mg, Clear treatment in female patients suffering from ex-tobacco user, resulting in diarrhoea.

Nervousness
This report suggests a potential Equate Nts 21mg, Clear nervousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old male patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): ex-tobacco user and used Equate Nts 21mg, Clear (dosage: NA) starting Oct 11, 2013. Soon after starting Equate Nts 21mg, Clear the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nervousness
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Equate Nts 21mg, Clear demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as nervousness, may still occur.

Rash, Application Site Erythema
This rash problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 54-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): ex-tobacco user.On Oct 05, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Equate Nts 7mg, Clear (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Equate Nts 7mg, Clear, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Rash
  • Application Site Erythema
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as rash, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Application Site Pain, Application Site Rash
This is a Equate Nts 14mg, Clear side effect report of a 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user and was treated with Equate Nts 14mg, Clear (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Application Site Pain
  • Application Site Rash
This opens a possibility that Equate Nts 14mg, Clear could cause application site pain and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Application Site Pain, Application Site Rash
A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: ex-tobacco user started Equate Nts 21mg, Clear treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 29, 2013. Soon after starting Equate Nts 21mg, Clear treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Application Site Pain
  • Application Site Rash
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Equate Nts 21mg, Clear side effects, such as application site pain.

Application Site Erythema, Application Site Pruritus
This application site erythema side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user.The patient was prescribed Equate Nts 14mg, Clear (dosage: NA), which was started on Sep 03, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Equate Nts 14mg, Clear the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Application Site Erythema
  • Application Site Pruritus
These side effects may potentially be related to Equate Nts 14mg, Clear.

Dysgeusia, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 25-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user, who was treated with Equate Nts 21mg, Clear (dosage: NA, start time: Sep 21, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Product Quality Issue
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Equate Nts 21mg, Clear treatment in male patients, resulting in dysgeusia side effect.

Nightmare
This report suggests a potential Equate Nts 21mg, Clear Nightmare side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user and used Equate Nts 21mg, Clear (dosage: NA) starting Sep 23, 2013. Soon after starting Equate Nts 21mg, Clear the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nightmare
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Multivitamin
Although Equate Nts 21mg, Clear demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as nightmare, may still occur.

Nightmare
This Nightmare problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 42-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user. On Sep 10, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Equate Nts 21mg, Clear (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Plavix
  • Lisinopril
  • Labetalol
  • Lipitor
When commencing Equate Nts 21mg, Clear, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Nightmare
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as nightmare, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Hypersensitivity, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Chest Pain, Nasal Congestion
This is a report of a 43-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user and was treated with Equate Nts 14mg, Clear (dosage: NA) starting Sep 14, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity
  • Chest Pain
  • Nasal Congestion
This opens a possibility that Equate Nts 14mg, Clear treatment could cause the above reactions, including hypersensitivity, and some male subjects may be more susceptible.

Application Site Rash, Application Site Exfoliation
A 66-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: ex-tobacco user started Equate Nts 14mg, Clear treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 20, 2013. Soon after starting Equate Nts 14mg, Clear treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Application Site Rash
  • Application Site Exfoliation
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Equate Nts 14mg, Clear.

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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

    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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    Equate Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC49035-002
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary Nameequate enema
    NameSaline
    Dosage FormENEMA
    RouteRECTAL
    On market since20100223
    LabelerWal-Mart Stores Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DIBASIC; SODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOBASIC
    Strength(s)7; 19
    Unit(s)g/118mL; g/118mL
    Pharma Class

    More About Equate

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 807

    Equate safety alerts: 2011

    Reported deaths: 1

    Reported hospitalizations: 2

    H & P Industries Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Prep Solutions, Scrub Solutions, and Prep Gel: Recall - Inadequate Microbial Testing

     

    Multiple brands affected - listed below

    [UPDATED 09/25/2012] Custom Medical Specialties, Inc., Custom HSG Tray, Hysteroscopic Sterilization Pack, Custom Vein Tray, Custom Amnio Tray, Fox Chase Specials Pack, Abington Radiology Drainage Pack, Custom CT Biopsy Tray, HSG Tray, Custom Myelogram Tray, and Hysteroscopy Sterile Procedure Kit. Class 1 Recall. The custom surgical kits contain Povidone Iodine Prep solution that had previously been recalled by H & P Industries, Inc. The manufacturer did not conduct any microbial testing and the products did not meet proper finished specifications. These products may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death. See the Recall Notice for a listing of affected brand names and lot numbers.

     

    [Posted 08/27/2011]

    AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Consumer, Risk Manager

    ISSUE: H & P Industries and FDA notified health professionals and the public of a recall of all lots (lots beginning with 8J-8M, 9A-9M, 0A-0M, 1A-1C) of Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Prep Solutions, Scrub Solutions, and Prep Gel. H & P Industries, Inc. manufactured these Povidone Iodine products without having in place a system for microbial testing at the time of release, without having a system for testing of incoming components, and without having procedures designed and established to prevent objectionable microorganisms in these drug products. Patients undergoing medical and surgical procedures, including those who are immunocompromised, have a high risk of infection from antiseptic surgical preparations that have been prepared, packaged, or held under insanitary conditions. This recall has been initiated at the request of FDA.

    BACKGROUND: Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Povidone Iodine Prep Solutions, Povidone Iodine Scrub Solutions, and Povidone Iodine Prep Gel are labeled as an antiseptic for preparation of the skin prior to surgery, and are used to prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns. The Povidone Iodine Scrub solutions are labeled also for use as a surgical hand scrub for health care professionals. The Povidone Iodine products were distributed nationwide to healthcare customers. The swabsticks are packaged in individual packets of 1 or 3 swabs and the Prep Solution, Scrub Solution and Prep Gel are sold in bottles.

    RECOMMENDATION: Specific customers distributing the product and selling it at the wholesale and hospital level are being notified by e-mail with instructions on how to return the product. Consumers that have any of these types of products in their possession should not use the product and should return it to the place it was purchased.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
     
    [09/25/2012 - Recall Notice - FDA] 
    [08/24/2011 - Press Release - H&P Industries, Inc]


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