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Proactiv Side Effects

Common Proactiv Side Effects

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

Swelling Face (95)
Urticaria (66)
Dyspnoea (61)
Pruritus (50)
Erythema (50)
Eye Swelling (45)
Hypersensitivity (36)
Rash (28)
Swelling (23)
Burning Sensation (23)
Lip Swelling (21)
Throat Tightness (20)
Local Swelling (14)
Pharyngeal Oedema (11)
Dry Skin (10)
Blister (6)
Swollen Tongue (6)
Rash Erythematous (6)
Paraesthesia (5)
Pyrexia (5)

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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.

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.
Erythema, Pruritus, Swelling
on Mar 06, 2014 Female from US , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: erythema, pruritus, swelling. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)


Rash, Lip Swelling
Patient was taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: rash, lip swelling on Oct 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 14 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Blemish Treatment (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Refining Mask (Dermal)


Swelling Face, Urticaria
Adverse event was reported on Feb 21, 2014 by a Female taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 31 years of age, After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: swelling face, urticaria.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Dermal)
  • Fish Oil


Erythema, Swelling, Rash
on Feb 12, 2014 Female from US , 18 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv + Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: erythema, swelling, rash. Proactiv + Skin Smoothing Exfoliator dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Plus Pore Targeting Treatment
  • Proactiv + Complexion Perfecting Hydrator
  • Proactiv + Eye Brightening Serum
  • Proactiv+mark Fading Pads



Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Hypersensitivity
on Feb 03, 2014 Female from US , 24 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv+ Skin Exfoliator. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: swelling face, eye swelling, hypersensitivity. Proactiv+ Skin Exfoliator dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pore Targeting Treatment
  • Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Mark Fading Pads (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Cosmetics (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Skin Purifying Mask (Twice Daily Dermal)


Hypersensitivity
Patient was taking Proactiv Acne Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: hypersensitivity on Jan 13, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 28 years of age, weighting 250.0 lb, . Proactiv Acne Cleanser dosage: N/A.

Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Dyspnoea, Throat Tightness, Erythema, Pruritus
Adverse event was reported on Jan 09, 2014 by a Female taking Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Dosage: Once Daily Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 23 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: swelling face, eye swelling, dyspnoea, throat tightness, erythema, pruritus.
Associated medications used:
  • Birth Control


Pruritus, Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Throat Irritation
on Jan 09, 2014 Female from US , 19 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: pruritus, swelling face, eye swelling, throat irritation. Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)


Swelling, Pruritus, Eye Pruritus, Blister
on Dec 26, 2013 Male from US , 19 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: swelling, pruritus, eye pruritus, blister. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Daily Oiil Control (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Spf 15 Moisturizer (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Refining Mask (Once Daily Dermal)


Urticaria, Dyspnoea, Respiratory Arrest
Patient was taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: urticaria, dyspnoea, respiratory arrest on Dec 26, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Spf 15 Moisturizer (Once Daily Dermal)


Swelling Face, Dyspnoea
Adverse event was reported on Dec 09, 2013 by a Male taking Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator (Dosage: Once Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 15 years of age, Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: swelling face, dyspnoea.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Daily Multivitamin
Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling Face, Eye Swelling, Skin Haemorrhage, Skin Fissures
on Dec 05, 2013 Female from US , 20 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: swelling face, eye swelling, skin haemorrhage, skin fissures. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactive Repairing Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Spf 15 Moisturizer (Twice Daily Dermal)
Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling Face, Rash Erythematous, Urticaria
on Dec 05, 2013 Female from US , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: swelling face, rash erythematous, urticaria. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control (Dermal)
  • Proactiv Blackhead Dissolving Gel (Dermal)


Eye Swelling, Rash Erythematous, Hypersensitivity, Rash Pruritic
Patient was taking Proactiv Plus Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: eye swelling, rash erythematous, hypersensitivity, rash pruritic on Dec 05, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Plus Skin Smoothing Exfoliator dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pore Targeting Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Plus Complexion Perfecting Hydrator (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Skin Purifying Mask (Once Daily Dermal)


Skin Irritation, Cough, Respiratory Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Dec 05, 2013 by a Male taking Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator (Dosage: Dermal Twice Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 35 years of age, After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: skin irritation, cough, respiratory disorder.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment (Dermal Twice Daily)
  • Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator (Dermal Twice Daily)
  • Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads (Dermal Twice Daily)
Patient was hospitalized.

Erythema, Urticaria, Pruritus, Burning Sensation
on Dec 05, 2013 Female from US , child 12 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: erythema, urticaria, pruritus, burning sensation. Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Pore Cleansing System (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv+ Complexion Perfecting Hydrator (Once Daily Dermal)


Pruritus, Rash Erythematous, Purpura, Swelling Face, Burning Sensation
on Nov 25, 2013 Female from US , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: pruritus, rash erythematous, purpura, swelling face, burning sensation. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Spf 15 Moisturizer (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Daily Multivitamins
Patient was hospitalized.

Erythema, Swelling, Urticaria
Patient was taking Proactiv Plus Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: erythema, swelling, urticaria on Nov 25, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 25 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Plus Skin Smoothing Exfoliator dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Plus Pore Targeting Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Plus Complexion Perfecting Hydrator
  • Daily Multivitamins


Rash Pruritic, Rash Erythematous, Dyspnoea, Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Nov 25, 2013 by a Female taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: Once Daily Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 15 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: rash pruritic, rash erythematous, dyspnoea, swelling.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Urinary Antibiotic


Rash Pruritic
on Nov 15, 2013 Male from PR , 16 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: rash pruritic. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Twice Daily Dermal.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash (Twice Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Blemish Treatment


Rash, Swelling Face, Sunburn
on Nov 15, 2013 Female from US , child 12 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: rash, swelling face, sunburn. Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Solution Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Deep Cleansing Wash (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solution Blackhead Dissolving Gel (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Solutions Advanced Blemish Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Vitaclear Vitamin Supplement


Swelling Face, Eye Swelling
Patient was taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: swelling face, eye swelling on Nov 05, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 13 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Multivitamins


Rash, Swelling Face, Infection, Scratch, Pneumonia, Bacteraemia
Adverse event was reported on Nov 05, 2013 by a Male taking Proactiv Renewing Cleanser (Dosage: Twice Daily Dermal) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 40 years of age, Patient felt the following Proactiv side effects: rash, swelling face, infection, scratch, pneumonia, bacteraemia.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Twice Daily Dermal)
Patient was hospitalized.

Swelling Face, Pruritus, Erythema, Dyspnoea, Urticaria, Panic Attack
on Nov 01, 2013 Female from US , 31 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. After Proactiv was administered, patient encountered several Proactiv side effects: swelling face, pruritus, erythema, dyspnoea, urticaria, panic attack. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Blemish Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)


Swelling Face, Urticaria
on Nov 01, 2013 Male from US , 15 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Proactiv side effects: swelling face, urticaria. Proactiv Renewing Cleanser dosage: Once Daily Dermal.
Associated medications used:
  • Proactiv Repairing Treatment (Oce Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Advanced Blemish Treatment (Once Daily Dermal)
  • Proactiv Blackhead Dissolving Gel (Once Daily Dermal)


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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

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