The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using these products, dispose of any in their possession, and talk to their pediatrician for safe alternatives. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to come in to either the Mesa or Gilbert Pediatric Urgent Care, open every day, from noon to 10pm.
The FDA is analyzing adverse events reported to the agency regarding homeopathic teething tablets and gels, including seizures in infants and children who were give these products. They are currently investigating this issue, including testing product samples and the agency will continue to communicate with the public as more information is available.
Consumers should 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.
Homeopathic teething tablets and gels have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safety or efficacy. The agency is also not aware of any proven health benefit of the products, which are labeled to relieve teething symptoms in children.
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