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FDA Confirms Elevated Belladonna Levels in Teething Tablets

The FDA is warning that it found inconsistent amounts of a toxic substance in homeopathic teething tablets.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that it found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes far exceeding the amount printed on the label.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your baby or other loved one was injured by teething tablets side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

Update: Hyland’s Teething Tablets Recalled Over Inconsistent Belladonna

April 14, 2017 – Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets over inconsistent amounts of belladonna. The company stopped manufacturing and distributing the medicines last October. This recall ensures the removal of any possible remaining products that may be on store shelves.

What’s the Problem?

January 27, 2017 – FDA is warning that homeopathic teething tablets pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children, and recommends that consumers avoid these products.

The agency contacted Standard Homeopathic Company, the company that makes Hyland’s belladonna teething tablets, to inquire about a recall, but the company has refused any such action at this time.

Last September, FDA warned patients and caregivers not to use teething tablets distributed by Hyland’s or CVS, and to take children to a doctor immediately if they have a problem after using the products. The agency in April 2010 urged consumers to stop using and discard Hyland’s Teething Tablets after the agency received multiple adverse event reports associated with belladonna in the product.

Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) is a poisonous plant that has been used for centuries as a medicinal product. It is named “Belladonna” for the “beautiful women” of Renaissance Italy, who took it to enlarge their pupils, which they found alluring. However, high concentrations of Belladonna have been linked to the following side effects:

  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremors
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Death

Homeopathic teething tablets have not been evaluated by the FDA for safety or effectiveness, and the agency is unaware of any proven health benefit of the products. FDA recommends that consumers stop using Hyland’s teething tablets and discard any remaining supplies.

Do I Have a Teething Tablets Recall Lawsuit?

The Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in teething tablet lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by the side effects of teething tablets, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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