The manufacturer of Hyland’s Teething Tablets, a popular homeopathic remedy to relieve teething-related symptoms in babies, has issued a voluntary recall of the product after the FDA warned parents to stop using the tablets and to discard any unused product. The FDA issued this warning due to reports of “serious adverse events…consistent with belladonna toxicity.”
Hyland’s Teething Tablets contain a small amount of belladonna, also called deadly nightshade, which has been used both as a medicine and as a poison for centuries. The plant’s leaves and berries contain alkaloids that, at a certain dosage, can cause:
- Increased heart rate
- Dry skin and mouth
- Trouble urinating
- Dilated pupils
- Depressed level of consciousness
- Difficulty or slowed breathing
- Muscle weakness
The FDA recommends contacting your doctor or pediatrician if your child experiences any of the above symptoms after taking Hyland’s Teething Tablets. The FDA also asks any parents who believes their child was adversely affected by Hyland’s Teething Tablets to report the side effects through the FDA’s Medwatch program online or at 1-800-332-1088. The defective product injury attorneys of Long & Long stand ready to assist any families affected by Hyland’s Teething Tablets in securing fair compensation for injuries caused by these defective products.
If your child has experienced adverse side effects after using Hyland’s Teething Tablets in Alabama, please contact the product liability lawyers of Long & Long to discover your legal options and discuss potential defective product compensation.