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Mederma Side Effects

Common Mederma Side Effects


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

Skin Disorder (2)
Erythema (2)
Burning Sensation (1)
Staphylococcal Infection (1)
Pain (1)
Skin Exfoliation (1)
Rash (1)
Pruritus (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.

Mederma Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Mederma 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 Mederma 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.
Skin Disorder
This is a report of a 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: skin striae, who was treated with Mederma (dosage: Tin Coat 2x Day, start time: Jan 10, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Skin Disorder
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Mederma treatment in female patients, resulting in skin disorder side effect.

Skin Exfoliation, Pruritus, Erythema
This report suggests a potential Mederma Scar Gel Skin Exfoliation, Pruritus, Erythema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: scar and used Mederma Scar Gel (dosage: Very Small) starting Dec 08, 2011. Soon after starting Mederma Scar Gel the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Skin Exfoliation
  • Pruritus
  • Erythema
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Mederma Scar Gel demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as skin exfoliation, may still occur.

Pain, Skin Disorder, Staphylococcal Infection
This Pain, Skin Disorder, Staphylococcal Infection problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: scar. On May 14, 2008 this consumer started treatment with Mederma Cream (dosage: Bid Topical). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Mederma Cream, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Pain
  • Skin Disorder
  • Staphylococcal Infection
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Burning Sensation, Erythema, Rash
This is a report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from . The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,scar and was treated with Mederma Cream Merz Pharmaceutical (dosage: Cream Twice A Day Topical) starting Apr 01, 2005. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Mederma Cream Merz Pharmaceutical (Cream Twice A Day Topical)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Burning Sensation
  • Erythema
  • Rash
This opens a possibility that Mederma Cream Merz Pharmaceutical treatment could cause the above reactions, including burning sensation, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.



Top 10 Mederma Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Erythema 2
Skin Disorder 2
Burning Sensation 1
Pain 1
Pruritus 1
Rash 1
Skin Exfoliation 1
Staphylococcal Infection 1

Top 10 Mederma Side Effects for Men

Men Side EffectsReports

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

    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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    Mederma Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0259-1101
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameMederma for Kids
    NameAllantoin
    Dosage FormGEL
    RouteTOPICAL
    On market since20140501
    LabelerMerz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)ALLANTOIN
    Strength(s)10
    Unit(s)mg/g
    Pharma Class

    More About Mederma

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 4

    Mederma safety alerts: No

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