December 4, 2016

CVS Homeopathic Products Recalled for Inconsistent Belladonna

Raritan Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer for Homeolab USA, is recalling homeopathic products containing belladonna extract because there is potential for variation in the content of belladonna extract. The FDA tested some of the products and found varying levels of belladonna from what is declared on the label. Last month, the FDA warned consumers not to use homeopathic teething products for exactly this reason. Symptoms of belladonna toxicity include seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, and agitation. The recalled products include CVS Homeopathic Infants' Teething Tablet 135 tablets with UPC number 050428424162 and lot numbers 41116 and 43436. CVS has already taken a market action on this product as of … [Read more...]

FDA Warns About Serious Effects of Homeopathic Teething Products

The FDA is warning consumers that using homeopathic teething tablets and gels can pose a health risk to infants and children. Consumers should stop using these products immediately and throw away any they may have in their homes. These products are distributed by CVS, Hyland's, and other stores, and are possibly sold in other retail stores and online. Adverse events in children who have been given these products are being investigated by the FDA. Some of the issues include seizures in infants and children. Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said in a statement, "we recommend parents and caregivers not give homeopathic teething tablets and gels to children and seek advice from their health care professional for safe alternatives." The … [Read more...]

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