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Hexachlorophene

Popular Brands: : Phisohex, Dial, Pre-op, Germa-medica "mg", Hexa-germ
Official FDA Reports357
Social Media Events122
Total Posts3,194
Avg. Review Score4.13/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Hexachlorophene
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • 3m Co
  • Arbrook Inc
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp
  • Calgon Corp Div Merck And Co Inc
  • Davis And Geck Div American Cyanamid Co
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Hexachlorophene Side Effects

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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Hexachlorophene

Pain

I had boil-like bumps in my hair, very painful . Used Phisohex for a couple years, then doctor discontinued treatment. Bumps are back. New doctor ok'd using Phisohex again, pharmacy had to special orde...


Source: Phisohex Top : User Ratings covering u...

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Loss Of Consciousness

... a bit less soap, while selling it at the same price, if not more. Because this soap is oddly shaped, it refuses to stay inside the soap dish and constantly slips off and falls out , ending up on the bo...


Source: Dial Gold Antibacterial Deodorant Bar ...

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Hyperaesthesia

... It is only the dial glycerin soap that I have issues with...wonder what they use that is different from others to give me these issues with it...either way...if you have sensitive skin or a delicate p...


Source: Dial NutriSkin Grape Seed Oil & Le...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By 72coolaub in fdb.rxlist.com on November 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have used Phisohex for several years because I have a disease called Hydrodenitis Superiova. It is the only thing that works for the boils and abscesses I suffer from. I'm at my wits end now that it...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am

My husband and I have used this for over 40 years for varying conditions such as small cuts to poison ivy with no ill effects. It is a GREAT cleanser and helps heal like no other. We swear by it (an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By deedle in fdb.rxlist.com on October 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I had boil-like bumps in my hair, very painful. Used Phisohex for a couple years, then doctor discontinued treatment. Bumps are back. New doctor ok'd using Phisohex again, pharmacy had to special orde...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By PennyandFruitloop in viewpoints.com on May 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Good soap - Keeps the smell of sweat away This soap is good because it lathers up well, and has a pleasant scent. I have eczema, and this soap is good because it doesn't sting my skin. It ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By frnchey75 in viewpoints.com on April 11, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Smells good enough to eat! The Bottom Line: Dial Yogurt Vanilla Honey Nourishing Body Wash is a lovely, budget friendly body wash that won't dry your skin out if you have normal skin, and t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By clinen11 in viewpoints.com on March 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I find myself using more than one or two pumps of the product. This hand soap brand is a bit thin in their foaming variety. The foam is watered down and not very thick. It comes out okay bu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By JT2013 in viewpoints.com on March 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Dial Gold Soap Several years back I was suffering from adult acne. Nothing seemed to work with controlling the oil, dirt and pimples on my face. I had tries ordering ance kits that promised...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Penwoir in viewpoints.com on March 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Dial Complete Foaming Antibacterial Hand Wash I love to try different brands of bar soap, liquid soap and foaming soap so I have tried a fair few in my time. I was initially sold on this pa...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Loss of consciousness

Posted By frnchey75 in viewpoints.com on February 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... a bit less soap, while selling it at the same price, if not more. Because this soap is oddly shaped, it refuses to stay inside the soap dish and constantly slips off and falls out, ending up on the bo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Lunaticandswan in viewpoints.com on February 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

est in Class This is hands down the best soap for sensitive skin and skin afflictions that I have ever tried. It may not be the most luxurious bar but it has no unpleasant effects on the s...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.