Recalled teething tablets contain belladona, deadly nightshade, says FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that consumers should discontinue using Hyland Teething Tablet because they contain belladonna which comes from the deadly nightshade and can be highly toxic.

The Hyland Teething tablets were sold at pharmacies, retail stores and on the internet as a homeopathic drug to treat teething pain in small children.

The FDA reports they have had reports of serious reactions in some children who have taken used the product which are consistent with belladonna toxicity. In the reported cases, the children took more than the recommended dosage because the product does not come with child-resistant caps.

Symptoms of belladonna overdose or toxicity include:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Increased body temperature
  • Dry skin and mouth
  • Skin flushing
  • Constipation
  • Decreased urination
  • Agitation
  • Disorientation
  • Hallucinations
  • Dilated pupils
  • Drowsiness

The FDA says that this product has not been tested or approved by them and that you the product should not be used. They ask people who have had a child with an adverse reaction, to report it online at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm.

Washington State has consumer protection which holds manufacturers liable for injuries resulting from defective or dangerous products.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by dangerous and defective products and the family of those who have died. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

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