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Baby Teething Tablets Possibly Linked to Deaths: FDA

Baby Teething Tablets Possibly Linked to Deaths: FDA

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 01:36 PM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating 10 deaths of children that were given homeopathic teething tablets, news reports say.

According to the FDA, there have been 10 deaths, along with 400 adverse events associated with the tablets, CNN says.

Earlier this week, the FDA warned caregivers to stop using the products, which parents use to soothe teething babies, and to take their child to a doctor immediately if the child experiences problems.

The FDA is investigating the adverse events and the cases involving the deaths, as "the relationship of these deaths to the homeopathic teething products has not yet been determined and is currently under review," the report says.

In a statement last month, the FDA urged parents to seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tablets or gels.

The deaths and adverse events -- including fever, lethargy, vomiting, sleepiness, tremors, shortness of breath, irritability and agitation -- occurred over the past six years, CNN says.

In an emailed statement, Hyland's, a maker of homeopathic teething tablets and gel, said, "Hyland's has not been made aware of any data that supports the claims in the warning against our teething tablets and gels,” the CNN report says.

While there is no recall, the Hyland’s says it will stop distributing the products in the U.S. CVS and Walgreen’s also confirms they have been pulled from their shelves, the report says.

 

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