Homeopathic teething products from Raritan Pharmaceuticals recalled due to belladonna level content

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Consumers with any product being recalled should stop using the product and should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA has also urged parents not to use certain homeopathic teething tablets because they may contain higher-than-safe levels of belladonna. belladonna’s components can inhibit the nervous system, which can lead to dry mouth, enlarged pupils, blurred vision, red dry skin, fever, fast heartbeat, inability to urinate or sweat, hallucinations, spasms, mental problems, convulsions, seizures, coma and death. “The body’s response to belladonna in children under two years of age is unpredictable and puts them at unnecessary risk,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. FDA has never evaluated, tested or approved homeopathic teething products to prove their declared action.

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