FDA Issues Safety Warning Against Hyland’s Teething Tablets

Oct 14, 2016 by

Homeopathic treatments are becoming more and more common in the United States. Plenty of consumers are looking for natural remedies that aim to provide relief from common symptoms like headaches and muscle soreness. Some of the most popular homeopathic medication popular in the market right now are teething tablets and gels meant for infants and small children.

The problem with homeopathic teething products is the many severe symptoms and effects that have been linked to its use. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just came out with warning against the use of Hyland’s teething tablets and other homeopathic teething remedies. As reported by CNN last October 13, the statement made by the FDA advised parents and caregivers against using Hyland’s teething tablets and gels due to evidence that links it to ten infant deaths and 400 infants suffering from serious side effects.

As noted by Williams Kherkher, the FDA’s report found that Hyland’s teething tablets caused serious side effects like flushed skin, agitation, lethargy, sleepiness, vomiting, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, difficulty urinating, and seizures. The FDA also noted that these teething tablets symptoms are notably similar to those of belladonna overdose. Belladonna, more commonly called deadly nightshade, is the main ingredient used Hyland’s teething tablets.

Instead of using Hyland’s teething tablets and gels, it’s far safer to make use teething toys and child-safe dosages of pain killers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Using a cold and clean washcloth to massage the baby’s gums is another easy teething remedy. There are many other solutions to try aside from the homeopathic remedies that have been found by the FDA to be dangerous. Consult with your child’s physician to learn more about possible medical and home remedies to help your baby. It would be best to use remedies that have long been tried and tested by the medical community.

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