Teething Tablets Might be Toxic for Babies

Homeopathic teething tablets have become a popular alternative to traditional teething medicines in recent years. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that certain teething tablets may be toxic. The FDA says Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets may contain unsafe levels of belladonna, an ingredient that comes from a nightshade plant.

In some cases, the FDA found the teething tablets had much higher levels of belladonna than the labels claimed. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), unsafe levels of belladonna can inhibit the nervous system. This can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, fever, hallucinations, seizures, coma and even death.

The FDA has received more than 400 reports of adverse events associated with teething products containing belladonna. Many of these reports included serious reactions like seizures.

Homeopathic Teething Tablets not Approved by FDA

It should also be noted that homeopathic teething tablets have never been evaluated or approved by the FDA. But the agency did recommend against Hyland’s brand of teething tablets in 2010. The FDA is now calling for the Standard Homeopathic Company to recall its teething product, but the company has yet to comply.

“We should never take unnecessary risks when it comes to our children’s health. Considering the serious complications associated with this product, parents are better off sticking with FDA-approved teething medications,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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