October 2016

FDA Issues Warning for Homeopathic Teething Gels and Tablets

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning for consumers to stop giving homeopathic teething gels and tablets to their infants. These teething products have been linked to reports of seizures, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, excessive sleepiness, constipation, difficulty urinating, and agitation.

In 2010, the FDA issued a similar warning, specifically about Hyland’s teething tablets containing inconsistent amounts of belladonna. The FDA had received reports of serious adverse effects that correlated to belladonna toxicity in infants. Until more information is available, advise parents to avoid homeopathic teething products.

Some homeopathic teething products of concern include:

Teething Tablets by Hyland's
Teething Tablets by Hyland's Canada
Teething Gel by Hyland's
Dentition Teething by Distripharm Inc.
Dolichild Teething (raspberry flavor) by Dolisos
Teething Relief Oral Liquid by Brauer
Children's Teething Tablets by NSI
Teething Gel (Formula 1) by Hyland's Canada
Teething Gel (Formula 2) by Hyland's Canada
Children's Teething Formula by Vinco Inc

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