A warning of a possible dangerous product has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration due to a linked in infant deaths. The FDA says the deaths of ten children and 400 adverse events have been linked to homeopathic teething tablets. The agency is warning all caregivers to stop using the products immediately and to take their child to a doctor if the child experiences problems. The homeopathic teething tablets are used to soothe teething babies.
As the agency investigates these cases it has stated the product is under review and caregivers should stop using the product at this time. The events and deaths that the agency is investigating spans over a six year period and includes cases of vomiting, lethargy, sleepiness, fever, tremors, shortness of breath, and irritability.
The maker of homeopathic teething tablets and gel is Hyland's, and the company has stated that they have not been made aware of any data that supports the negative link to their products. The company reports that the FDA has not given them any medical or statistical evidence to support a link. In a statement made this week, Hyland's will stop distributing the teething products in the United States.
Not only is Hyland's Baby Teething products being pulled from U.S. shelves but similar versions of the homeopathic teething products by Walgreens and CVS have been discontinued. Hyland's says they stand by their homeopathic products and are confident the FDA investigation will not show otherwise.
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