Denture Cream Lawsuit Fixodent Poligrip Class Action
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Two companies have formulated and released products designed to make dentures secure in the mouth.
NEWS: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is issuing a Consumer Advisory warning people about the potential health risks associated with long-term excessive use of zinc-containing denture adhesives. GSK has voluntary taken precaution action to end the manufacture and supply of its zinc-containing denture adhesives that have been marketed across many countries.
Consumer advisory issued a warning that the maker of Super Poligrip cautioned against "long-term excessive use of zinc-containing denture adhesives." They claimed that their three zinc-containing Super Poligrip products (Original, Ultra Fresh and Extra Care) are “safe to use as directed.” But they will begin to offer zinc-free versions.
Recent news has placed two corporate giants under intense scrutiny from the government and trial attorneys around the United States.
Brands of Denture Cream with Zinc Include:
- Fixodent Denture Original Adhesive Cream
- Fixodent Complete Denture Adhesive Cream
- Super PoliGrip Ultra Fresh
- Super PoliGrip Extra Care Denture cream
- Super PoliGrip Denture Adhesive Cream
- Super Poligrip Comfort Seal Denture Adhesive
- Super PoliGrip Denture Adhesive Smooth Cream
These companies are GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Poligrip, and Procter & Gamble Co., maker of Fixodent. Both of these products are extremely popular, but both have recently been linked to serious side effects in those who have used them.
Denture Cream Risk - Zinc Poisoning
The basic issue that users of these two products are encountering involves zinc poisoning and zinc toxicity. Because many users of these denture creams have poor fitting dentures require the denture wearer to increase the amount of cream needed to secure the dentures. This can lead to an increase of zinc in the body.
Neuropathy Linked to Zinc Toxicity
Denture cream brands like PoliGrip and Fixodent, contain zinc, which if ingested in large amounts, can lead to neurological problems and even a nerve disorders like neuropathy.
Zinc can be an intestinal irritant, and common signs of zinc poisoning may include intestinal distress such as vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and nausea.
Other symptoms of zinc poisoning can be low blood pressure, urine retention, jaundice, seizures, joint pain, fever, coughing, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
FDA Warning on Denture Adhesives:
As a result of these troubling reports, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has gotten involved.
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates denture adhesives, which are medical devices under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. A denture adhesive is a device intended to be applied to the base of a denture before the denture is inserted in a patient's mouth to improve denture retention and comfort. FDA has classified this product as a low-risk device (class I). While manufacturers are not required to submit marketing applications to FDA for most class I devices, they still must register and list a class I device with the agency and comply with other applicable FDA requirements. These requirements include adverse event reporting, manufacturing controls, and labeling that is neither false nor misleading. FDA monitors adverse events from medical devices through mandatory and voluntary reporting systems. Manufacturers and hospitals are required by law to report deaths and serious injuries. Manufacturers also must report malfunctions that could result in death or serious injury. FDA reviews reports submitted to the agency and has authority to take immediate action, when warranted, to protect public health. Consumers can report problems experienced with any product to FDA either by phone (800-FDA-1088), fax (800-FDA-0178), on-line (www.fda.gov) or mail (MedWatch, The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852)."
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