Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hyland's Teething Tablets: RECALLED

I know I have many natural mama's that read my blog, so I wanted to make sure you all knew you would no longer be able to find these teething tablets in the store!  I know, I am as equally upset! Believe me, this is the only thing that would work for Sophia's teething!  I liked it b/c it was a homeopathic treatment.  However, you always have those few irresponsible people that think b/c it says "homeopathic" it means you can give your baby as many as you want (or think you need)!  Hyland put a dosage recommendation on the side of the bottle for a reason folks!!!  

Here is the blurp from the FDA website:

Hyland’s Teething Tablets: Recall - Risk of Harm to Children

[Posted 10/23/2010]
AUDIENCE: Consumers, Pediatrics
ISSUE: FDA notified consumers that Hyland’s Teething Tablets is being recalled because the tablets may pose a risk to children. The tablets are manufactured to contain a small amount of belladonna, a substance that can cause serious harm at larger doses. For such a product, it is important that the amount of belladonna be carefully controlled. FDA laboratory analysis has found that Hyland’s Teething Tablets contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna.
FDA has received reports of serious adverse events in children taking this product that are consistent with belladonna toxicity. The FDA has also received reports of children who consumed more tablets than recommended, because the containers do not have child resistant caps.
BACKGROUND: Hyland’s Teething Tablets is a homeopathic product, intended to provide temporary relief of teething symptoms in children. It is sold over-the-counter (OTC) in retail outlets. The FDA has not evaluated Hyland’s Teething Tablets for safety or efficacy, and is not aware of any proven clinical benefit offered by the product.
RECOMMENDATION: FDA recommends that consumers not use this product and dispose of any in their possession. FDA advises consumers to consult their health care professional if their child experiences symptoms such as seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using Hyland’s Teething Tablets.

Thanks for all the help you were over the many months of teething .... we will miss you!!

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