Hylands Teething Tablets involved in supplement recall because of link to infant seizures and death – teething tablet lawsuits moving forward.
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- Did your child use teething tablets or gels?
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Hylands 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.
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.
A lawsuit was filed in April 2017 on behalf of two injured children, one of which passed away. TruLaw is speaking to many more parents looking for answers and we expect more lawsuits to be filed soon.
Adverse Events Linked to Teething Products
|Seizures||Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)|
|Excessive Sleepiness||Muscle Weakness|
|Urinary Retention||Difficulty urinating|
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Did your child use teething tablets or gels?
Did your child then develop complications or serious injury?
Congestive Heart Failure
Other Adverse Events
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Hyland's Teething Tablet Recall Timeline
Sep 08, 2010
FDA Inspects Hyland’s Manufacturing Facility
Oct 23, 2010
FDA warns parents to stop using Hyland’s Teething Tablets because of "varying amounts of belladonna" and inspects Hyland’s manufacturing facility
Oct 23, 2010
Hyland’s issues a nationwide recall of its teething tablets and note that they have identified manufacturing process that could be improved to insure uniformity in dosing.
Apr 29, 2011
FDA sends a warning letter to Hylands identifying significant violations found during inspection of facility.
Hyland’s begins selling and marketing a "reformulated" version of the Teething Tablets.
Jan 27, 2017
FDA confirms "inconsistent amounts of toxic belladonna was found in certain homeopathic teething tablets, posing an unnecessary risk to infants and children"
Apr 7, 2017
FDA sends a Class 1 recall to Hylands because "there is a reasonable probability that the use will cause serious adverse health consequences or death."
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