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  1. Did your child use teething tablets or gels?
  2. Did your child then develop complications or serious injury?

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Teething Tablets – Big Profits, Little Regulation

Every parent knows the horrible feeling of not being able to help a teething child. We have all searched for ways to end the misery we see our precious infants go through new teeth come in. So, it is no surprise that products claiming to give “natural relief” to teething infants would be highly sought after.

Homeopathic medicine is a booming industry and continues to grow substantially. According to a 2007 study, US adults spent an estimated $2.9 billion on the purchase of homeopathic medicine, which has since increased to approximately $6.4 billion in 2012.

Homeopathic drugs are derived from botanical, mineral or biological substances. The homeopathic teething tablets have been reported to include the following ingredients:

  • Chamomile to relieve irritation,
  • Coffee seeds for calming,
  • Calcium phosphate for growing teeth, and,
  • Belladonna to relieve inflammation.

It is this last ingredient, Belladonna that is believed to be linked to the heart-breaking adverse events reported in infants. Belladonna is a poisonous plant also known as deadly nightshade whose roots and leaves are used to make a variety of medicines such as sedatives, cough suppressants and painkillers.

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Belladonna Is Likely Unsafe

According to the National Institute of Health, belladonna is likely unsafe when taken by mouth. It contains chemicals that can be toxic and side effects can include dry mouth, enlarged pupils, blurred vision, red dry skin, fever, fast heartbeat, inability to urinate or sweat, hallucinations, spasms, mental problems, convulsions and coma.

So, why is a product widely regarded as unsafe included in the list of ingredients for our most vulnerable citizens – our infants?

Because the FDA does not test homeopathic and herbal supplements for safety or effectiveness. Instead, homeopathic drugs must meet the standards established by the same people who profit from them -– The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS). Members, who are in the business of homeopathy, govern HPUS.

As long as the HPUS includes belladonna in their “Official Homeopathic Drug” list, it may legally be included in a homeopathic medicine, even medicines given to infants.

The FDA is warning that homeopathic teething tablets may lead to seizures or even death for infants.

“Consumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels.”
This is the second time that the FDA has issued a safety alert about the risk of adverse events in infants using these homeopathic tablets and gels. In 2010, the FDA issued a similar safety alert, which prompted Hyland Homeopathic (one of the manufacturers of “Natural Teething Relief”) to remove their products from the market temporarily. These products returned to the market and similar adverse events have been reported since the products return. Since 2010, the FDA is aware of 400 reports of seizures, fever and vomiting, as well as 10 deaths.  The FDA continues to investigate these homeopathic medicines.

Teething Tablet Lawsuits

Sadly, it may take teething tablet lawsuits to bring about the awareness that is needed to keep belladonna out of the hands of our infants. Lawyers are currently talking to the families of children that have experienced serious sometimes fatal adverse events while using homeopathic teething tablets.

Adverse Events Linked to Teething Products

Seizures Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Difficulty Breathing Lethargy
Excessive Sleepiness Muscle Weakness
Urinary Retention Difficulty urinating
Agitation Death

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Did your child then develop complications or serious injury?

Seizures

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Coma

Congestive Heart Failure

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Mixed Signals About Teething Gels and Tablets

CVS, Hyland’s, Orajel and other manufacturers of homeopathic teething tablets have announced that they will or already have recalled and/or removed their infant teething products from retail and online stores in the U.S.

Hylands Homeopathic has issued a public statement noting that

while the company has decided to remove the medicines from the U.S., they are confident that any available Hyland’s teething products, including those you already have, are safe for use.

Hyland is also adding to the confusion that currently faces parents by providing website links to online vendors of their products.  It is unclear if the two current online vendor links on the Hyland website are located outside the U.S.

Despite the confusion from the homeopathic manufacturer, the FDA is clear.  The FDA is advising consumers not to use the homeopathic medicine for teething and is instead joining the American Academy of Pediatrics in recommending gently rubbing or massaging a teething child’s gums to relieve pain or use a teething ring.  According to Janet Woodcock, MD, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research:

Teething can be managed without prescription or over-the-counter remedies

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Teething Tablet Recall Results from Belladonna Poisoning

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