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From FDA reports: side effects of Polysporin Pain And Itch Relief

This is a study of Polysporin Pain And Itch Relief side effects. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 127 people who take the same drug and have side effectsfrom FDA.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 127 people who reported to have side effects when taking Polysporin Pain And Itch Relief are studied

Trend of Polysporin Pain And Itch Relief's drug interactions, side effects, and effectiveness reports (2756121)

Information of the patient in this study:

Gender: female

Drugs taking:
- Polysporin Pain And Itch Relief

Side effects have: Application Site Infection, Fungal Infection, Product Contamination, Product Quality Issue

eHealthMe real world results:

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports
Application Site Infection4 (3.15%)
Fungal Infection3 (2.36%)
Product Contamination2 (1.57%)
Product Quality Issue8 (6.30%)

Most common side effects experienced by people in the use of Polysporin Pain And Itch Relief:

Side effectNumber of reports
Rash (redness)30
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)24
Asthenia (weakness)24
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)24
Cardiac Failure Congestive22
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)20
Drug Ineffective20
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)18
Haemoglobin Decreased16
Drug Hypersensitivity16

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use of Polysporin Pain And Itch Relief:


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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • rash where polysporin was put on face, rash is itchy and are little bumps


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I am experiencing waves or 'jolts' of dizziness after applying a small amount of Polysporine on my back. I experienced this the last time I used the same ointment on a superficial wound - last time I was using the ointment two to three times a day and the episodes of dizziness were much worse. In this application I have used it only twice over two days.


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  • Can i take oxycontin with terbinafine?
    I am currently taking Terbinafine for a fungal infection that I have developed under my toenail. It has become quite painful and I was wondering if I am able to take Oxycontin with it, as I have some left from a previous surgery. I am a 32 year old white female if that helps at all. Any feedback ...

  • Would my fungal infection leave scars?
    It started from mild red rash on my chest ..i kept scratching it ..then it spread n turned to a round red patch with boundaries yellowish .i showed to my doc n he gave me travocort cream n antibiotic n terbinafine tablet.Medication worked well .It got cured but it has left a brown scar and now i am ...

More questions for: Application Site Infection, Fungal Infection

More reviews for: Application Site Infection, Fungal Infection

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