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Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets Recalled

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Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets have been recalled voluntarily by the company. The homeopathic tablets contain very diluted forms of Calcarea Phosphorica, chamomilla, coffea cruda and belladonna. These are all plants that do not usually cause side-effects in their diluted form.

The United States Food and Drug Administration had received some reports of children suffering from a dry mouth, nausea and drowsiness after taking the product so they are currently investigating whether the belladonna in the teething tablets is at the correct concentration. The symptoms have not yet been proven to be linked to the teething tablets.

Over-dosage of homeopathy is extremely unlikely as during manufacturer it is watered down so much that only the essence of the plant remains. It is because of this that homeopathy is suitable for use in pregnancy and for newborn babies.

Hyland’s estimates that children would have to take 1,025 tablets before they experienced a dry mouth. However, as a precaution they are re-designing their bottles to include a child-resistant cap before they re-release the product onto the market.

If you have some Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets and you are concerned, you can phone Hyland’s at: 877-496-5044.

All consumers who have some of the affected product are entitled to a full refund. If you would like a refund, please return the teething tablets to:

Event #2265
4350 Sam Jones Expressway
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Please include your name, address and phone number and allow up to eight weeks for the refund to be sent to you.

If your baby is suffering from teething pain, alternative homeopathic remedies are available, such as homeopathic teething gel. You can also give cooled chamomile tea in a bottle or on a teaspoon for the relief of pain.

Letting your baby chew on a hard rattle can ease the discomfort of sore gums.

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This is a good corporate practice and gesture from the company, which only shows how serious they are about the safety of their clients. I am sure that the data would prove that nothing can go wrong with Homeopathic formulations for teething due to insignificant minute quantity of active ingredients, that is pharmacologically known to be safe, and homeopathically known to be of therapeutic value. It would be yet a mile stone if the company starts clinical trial (late phase III to prove efficacy, & PMS for the documentation of undesired effects, if any) of the formulation to make the data more robust and trust worthy for the consumer as well FDA authorities.

October 30, 2010 - 12:57am
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