FDA Warns Public About Danger Of Homeopathic Teething Remedies, Provide List Of Products To Be Avoided

By , UniversityHerald Reporter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA warned the public, especially parents, against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels on Friday, Sept. 30. The teething remedies were reported can cause seizure among babies.

Teething is the process of growing baby's teeth. This is a very challenging experience among parents, and soon-to-be-parents.

When the baby starts teething, it may bring sleepless night to him, and he may cry all-night due to the pain of the process. This is the reason why parents buy teething products to ease the pain of their babies.

Although buying teething products is the most common alternative to ease the pain of teething, however, FDA warned the public against the use of some homeopathic teething tablets and gels, Business Insider reported via Reuters. The agency revealed the potential risks to infants and children, and it prompted the CVS Health Corp Inc to withdraw some products.

The possible complication that some teething products could bring are seizures, lethargy, muscle weakness, skin flushing, difficulty breathing, excessive sleepiness, constipation, and difficulty urinating, according to ACSH org. CVS has already taken action, and removed the products that were mentioned in this list.

The products that were included on the list are,

  • CVS Homeopathic Infants' Teething Liquid, .85 oz
  • CVS Homeopathic Infant's Teething Tablet, 135 Count
  • Hyland's Baby Teething Gel, .5 oz
  • Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets, 13 Count
  • Hyland's Teething Gel, .33 oz
  • Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets, 135 Count
  • Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets, 135 Count
  • Baby Orajel Naturals Gel for Teething Pain, .33 oz
  • Baby Orajel Naturals Gel for Teething Pain Nighttime Formula, .33 oz
  • Baby Orajel Naturals Tablets for Teething Pain, 125 Count

In 2010, FDA reported the highly toxic plant belladonna (nicknamed "deadly nightshade") contained in Hyland's teething tablets The agency doesn't approve the use of homeopathic teething remedies. According to the source, there is no proven benefits from using the products.

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