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Purell Side Effects

Common Purell Side Effects

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

Accidental Exposure (21)
Caustic Injury (8)
Chemical Burns Of Eye (7)
Vision Blurred (6)
Pain (5)
Oedema Peripheral (5)
Application Site Burn (5)
Asthma (4)
Pruritus (4)
Skin Exfoliation (4)
Throat Tightness (4)
Eye Burns (3)
Burns Second Degree (3)
Eye Irritation (3)
Dyspnoea (3)
Feeling Hot (3)
Urticaria (3)
Swelling (3)
Rash Erythematous (3)
Eye Pain (3)

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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.

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.
Dyspnoea, Asthma
on Mar 11, 2014 Female from US , 47 years of age, was treated with Purell. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: dyspnoea, asthma. Purell dosage: N/A.

Anaphylactic Shock, Occupational Exposure To Product, Retirement
Patient was taking Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: anaphylactic shock, occupational exposure to product, retirement on Feb 24, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, . Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer dosage: Indefinitely? ?.

Feeling Drunk, Somnolence
Adverse event was reported on Apr 03, 2013 by a Male taking Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 45 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: feeling drunk, somnolence. Patient was hospitalized.

Application Site Burn, Dry Skin, Ocular Hyperaemia, Skin Discolouration
on Nov 01, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was treated with Purell Original. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: application site burn, dry skin, ocular hyperaemia, skin discolouration. Purell Original dosage: N/A.


Accidental Exposure
on Apr 28, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , child 4 years of age, weighting 35.05 lb, was treated with Purell With Aloe. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure. Purell With Aloe dosage: Text:1/4 Of A Bottle.

Accidental Exposure, Ocular Hyperaemia, Swelling Face
Patient was taking Purell Original. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: accidental exposure, ocular hyperaemia, swelling face on Nov 03, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , child 5 years of age, weighting 65.04 lb, was diagnosed with and. Purell Original dosage: N/A.

Asthma, Cough, Discomfort, Facial Pain, Headache, Nasal Congestion, Nausea, Perfume Sensitivity, Rhinorrhoea
Adverse event was reported on Oct 22, 2009 by a Female taking Purell Original (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 218.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: asthma, cough, discomfort, facial pain, headache, nasal congestion, nausea, perfume sensitivity, rhinorrhoea.
Associated medications used:
  • Flonase (Text:one Spray Once Daily)


Accidental Exposure, Blood Alcohol Increased, Dizziness
on Sep 21, 2009 Patient from UNITED STATES , child 6 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, blood alcohol increased, dizziness. Purell Original dosage: N/A.

Caustic Injury, Rash
on Sep 22, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , child 2 years of age, weighting 35.94 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell With Aloe. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: caustic injury, rash. Purell With Aloe dosage: Text:one Pump Once.

Oedema Peripheral, Pruritus
Patient was taking Purell With Aloe. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: oedema peripheral, pruritus on Sep 04, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 16 years of age, weighting 289.9 lb, was diagnosed with and. Purell With Aloe dosage: Text:one Or Two Squirt Once.

Asthma, Discomfort, Headache, Nausea, Perfume Sensitivity, Sinusitis
Adverse event was reported on Aug 28, 2009 by a Female taking Purell Original (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 59 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, Patient felt the following Purell side effects: asthma, discomfort, headache, nausea, perfume sensitivity, sinusitis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Flonase (Text:one Spray Once Daily)


Caustic Injury, Urticaria
on Aug 04, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: caustic injury, urticaria. Purell Original dosage: Text:^enough To Cover Hands/ Forearms^ 1 Time.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Atenolol (Text:25 Mg 1 X A Day)


Accidental Exposure, Gait Disturbance, Poisoning
on Jul 24, 2009 Female from AUSTRALIA , child 4 years of age, was treated with Purell Vitamin E. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: accidental exposure, gait disturbance, poisoning. Purell Vitamin E dosage: Text:two Mouthfuls.

Accidental Exposure, Rash
Patient was taking Purell Original. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, rash on Jul 14, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 56 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, was diagnosed with and. Purell Original dosage: Text:a ^dime^ 3 Times A Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metoprolol Succinate (Text:100mg Twice A Day)
  • Zoloft (Text:100mg 1 X A Day)
  • Lisinopril (Text:25mg 2 X A Day)


Caustic Injury, Chemical Burns Of Eye, Vision Blurred
Adverse event was reported on Jun 09, 2009 by a Female taking Purell With Aloe (Dosage: Text:once) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 172.0 lb, After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: caustic injury, chemical burns of eye, vision blurred.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Darvocet


Blister, Burns Second Degree
on May 29, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 14 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: blister, burns second degree. Purell Original dosage: N/A.

Accidental Exposure, Caustic Injury, Chemical Burns Of Eye, Vision Blurred
on Jun 04, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell With Aloe. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, caustic injury, chemical burns of eye, vision blurred. Purell With Aloe dosage: Text:once.

Burns Second Degree, Dermatitis Contact, Oedema Peripheral
Patient was taking Purell With Aloe. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: burns second degree, dermatitis contact, oedema peripheral on May 29, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , weighting 283.1 lb, was diagnosed with and. Purell With Aloe dosage: N/A.

Accidental Exposure, Eye Irritation, Superficial Injury Of Eye, Vision Blurred, Visual Impairment
Adverse event was reported on May 26, 2009 by a Female taking Purell With Aloe (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , child 12 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: accidental exposure, eye irritation, superficial injury of eye, vision blurred, visual impairment.

Accidental Exposure, Vision Blurred
on May 20, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , child 12 years of age, weighting 100.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, vision blurred. Purell Original dosage: Text:1 ^dab^ Once.

Accidental Exposure, Device Malfunction
on May 19, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 49 years of age, was treated with Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: accidental exposure, device malfunction. Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer dosage: N/A.

Caustic Injury, Chemical Burns Of Eye, Vision Blurred
Patient was taking Purell With Aloe. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: caustic injury, chemical burns of eye, vision blurred on Apr 28, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 45 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Purell With Aloe dosage: Text:once.

Accidental Exposure, Eye Burns, Eye Irritation
Adverse event was reported on Mar 24, 2009 by a Female taking Purell Original (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, Patient felt the following Purell side effects: accidental exposure, eye burns, eye irritation.

Burns Second Degree, Oedema Peripheral
on Mar 12, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 284.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell With Aloe. After Purell was administered, patient encountered several Purell side effects: burns second degree, oedema peripheral. Purell With Aloe dosage: N/A.

Asthma, Dyspnoea, Product Quality Issue, Sinusitis
on Mar 09, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 78 years of age, weighting 158.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Purell Original. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Purell side effects: asthma, dyspnoea, product quality issue, sinusitis. Purell Original dosage: Text:everytime She Would Use The Bathroom.

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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.

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    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad


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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 56

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    Reported deaths: 1

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