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Hylands Teething Tablets Recalled

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Wed, Nov 03, 2010 @ 01:39 PM

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hylands teething tablets

Hylands, a large manufacturer of homeopathic medicine, has recalled Hylands Teething tablets.  This is a voluntary recall of a very popular teething tablet for children. 

Hylands teething tablets contain the following four homeopathic remedies which are Calcarea phosphorica, Chamomilla, Coffea cruda and Belladonna in a lactose based pill.  The first three substances in these medicines did not contain in toxicity.  However, the Belladonna seem to show toxicity. 

The FDA and Hylands believe there maybe some Belladonna toxicity in the tablets.  Belladonna is a poisonous substance that homeopathy dilutes.  Properly diluted homeopathic belladonna is harmless.  However, Hylands and the FDA believes that Belladonna may have not been properly diluted.

Children were complaining about dry mouth after taking the teething tablets.  Kids were showing other signs of Belladonna toxicity such as dilated pupils, blurred vision, light sensitivity, confusion, rash and constipation  This lead to the investigation by the FDA and Hylands on this product.  Hylands has voluntarily recalled this product. 

All Hylands teething tablets should be returned back to the manufacturer.  The medicines should be discarded if your children are taking them. Parents should contact Hylands via the web or call 877-496-5044 for replacements or refunds. The customer service call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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