The US Drug Watchdog Warns all Fixodent and Super Poligrip Denture Cream Users of Possible Zinc Poisoning
The US Drug Watchdog is directing its national consumer alert about Fixodent and Super Poligrip to all denture cream users because of concerns that both products may cause zinc poisoning. About 35 million people in the US use denture cream to keep their false teeth in place. Many of them may not be aware that some of the physical symptoms they are experiencing are signs of hypocupremia or neuropathy.
While the US Food and Drug Administration does not require Super Poligrip or Fixodent to come with the warning that excessive use can lead to neurological problems or zinc poisoning, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center revealed that Poligrip and Fixodent contained high levels of lead.
Our Miami denture cream lawyers represent clients throughout Florida who are suffering from zinc poisoning because they used a dental adhesive cream. Some of these conditions may become permanent if not treated as soon as possible. You have have grounds for filing a denture cream lawsuit.
• Movement difficulties
• Muscle spasms
• Muscle weakness
• Balance problems
• Tingling, weakness, pain, or numbness in the extremities
• Abnormal heart rate or blood pressure
• Perspiration problems
• Sexual dysfunction
• Bladder dysfunction
Hypocupremia (caused by decreased copper levels) symptoms:
• Copper deficiency
• Hair loss
• Skin sores
• Decrease in growth
Fixodent manufacturer Proctor and Gamble Manufacturing Corp and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, the maker of Super Poligrip, already face numerous products liability lawsuits from plaintiffs who sustained serious injuries because of denture cream poisoning.
While the recommended zinc allowance for women is 8 mg/day and for men is 11 mg/day—40 mg is the maximum that is considered safe—certain denture creams can expose users to up to 330 mg/daily.
Drug makers can be held liable for Florida products liability if their drug is dangerous enough to cause injury, illness or death or the manufacturer neglected to warn about potential side effects or adverse reactions that might occur when using the medical product.
Fixodent and Super PoliGrip Lawsuits Mount Over Denture Cream Poisoning, About Lawsuits, October 1, 2009
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