FIXODENT Zinc Poisoning
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More than 33 million Americans use denture adhesives like Fixodent to hold their dentures in place. And a large number of Americans with ill-fitting dentures use excessive amounts of denture adhesive.
Some denture adhesives, such as Fixodent, contain zinc in order to strengthen the bond between the dentures and the gums. And recent studies have shown that the excess use of zinc-containing adhesives over a long period of time can lead to zinc poisoning and potentially irreversible neuropathy.
Recently filed lawsuits allege that the makers of zinc-containing denture adhesives misled consumers and failed to provide adequate warnings with regard to their health risks, and that they failed to provide adequate instructions to prevent deviation from accepted use.
And while GlaxoSmithKline has finally taken steps to protect the public from zinc-containing Super PoliGrip varieties, Proctor & Gamble , the maker of Fixodent, has, as of yet, to follow suit.
Zinc poisoning can lead to neurological problems by lowering blood levels of copper. Zinc poisoning can also lead to:
- Numbness, tingling or pain in the feet or hands
- Loss of Sensation
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Loss of balance
- Difficulty walking
If you or a loved one use zinc-containing denture cream and has experienced any symptoms of zinc poisoning, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a qualified personal injury attorney for an evaluation of your case.
Super Poligrip Zinc Poisoning