Hylands teething recall

Charlie - posted on 10/26/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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They're recalling these popular teething tablets because they contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna.

Belladonna is extremely toxic and can cause delirium and hallucinations, headaches, confusion and even death.

Have you used these tablets?

Did you know they contain belladonna and what it's side effects can be at too high a dose?

Will you continue to use them after finding out that the FDA recieved several reports of adverse effects and are recalling the tablets?

There have been several reports of infant botulism traced back to these tablets as well as children having hallucinations and spacing out , one parent found their daughter to be " laying face down and licking the carpet and not responding to me."

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They are only finding it out now because a 10 pound child would have to ingest roughly 6 bottles of teething tablets to get enough Belladonna to cause any harm. There is nothing wrong with the actual product, they just need a better warning label.

A lot of people think that just because something is labeled "homeopathic" that they can use as much as they need to and it will not hurt them. That is probably what happened here--some mom was probably feeding them to her kid like candy every time the child cried over the course of a week.

Kimberly - posted on 10/26/2010

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@Dana- I'm looking at the box:
One of the active ingredients is Coffea Cruda (unroasted coffee beans) for wakefulness & diuresis.

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Lindsay - posted on 10/26/2010

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I used those with both of my kids. They worked well and we never had any side effects. Though, they were never given as candy! ;-p

Oh yeah, and I won't be using them anymore since we are well past the teething years!

C. - posted on 10/26/2010

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Thank you, Kim.. You got to it before I did.



Coffea Cruda can actually be pretty high in caffeine depending on just how much they use. I'm just not willing to take the chance with my son b/c I don't think it's right to give your infant caffeine.



Someone had told me about it (ironically the same crazy that's stalking us) and I looked it up, researched as much as I possibly could on it b/c she's not a very credible source in regards to anything knowledgeable. Turns out, that could be why she's always complaining that her kids never slept when teething, even though they weren't in pain b/c she would give them a tablet with every whimper (something she admitted to).

Krista - posted on 10/26/2010

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Some kids I know would be laying face down and licking the carpet and not responding, not because they're drugged up, but because kids can just be really fucking weird sometimes.

That being said, I do use Boiron Camilia drops for Sam when he's teething, and they're the same idea -- a homeopathic dilution of belladonna, chamomile and some other stuff.

I'm not too freaked out about it, because they're actually registered with Health Canada, so they've had to meet a certain level of standardization.

And besides that, if you give too much Advil or Tylenol, I imagine it would screw your kid up as well, no? I'm not going to throw out my Boiron drops, as I was only using them very sparingly in the first place.

Dana - posted on 10/26/2010

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Christina, are you sure it's the Hyland's teething tablets that have caffeine? I don't recall that being an ingredient.

Dana - posted on 10/26/2010

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I used them, I never had any issues with them and I think it's a total bummer that they've had issues. I hope if I have another child, they'll have fixed these issues by then because they're sometimes the only thing that helped.

Btw, I wonder how many tablets these children had to have such effects, I know they say the amount was found to be inconsistent per pill but still...I know TONS of people who have used these with no issues

Katherine - posted on 10/26/2010

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Whew, seriously my heart was racing and I was feeling like a REALLY crappy mother. Not that I lack common sense..

Katherine - posted on 10/26/2010

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I used them with both of my kids!!! Thank GOD nothing ever happened. They've been around forever and they're just NOW figuring this out???

Charlie - posted on 10/26/2010

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To be honest i couldnt really care less but im not going to use them anymore i just cant believe what a massive uproar it has caused .

Amie - posted on 10/26/2010

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Didn't this happen because it's a natural remedy and not regulated?

I didn't use these tablets, I didn't use anything but small bits of tylenol as needed. For the most part mine were good teethers, they chewed on everything but were ok. lol

Ez - posted on 10/26/2010

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I've used them and found them very useful in the early teething days. Once it was time for molars they were no longer cutting it so I haven't used them for well over 6 months.

I knew they had Belladonna in them, but like Heather said, it is a common ingredient in many other meds so it didn't worry me. This seems to be a huge stuff up in the lab, and now they're pulling the lot.

Heather - posted on 10/26/2010

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I've used them and never had a problem. Belladonna is used in all kinds of presciption meds though. It's more common than you'd think. They totally need to have better control over the levels of meds in their tablets, but considering the recalls with tylenol, motrin, and everything else under the sun, I guess we'll just have to let the poor kids suffer until pharmecutical companies no longer make mistakes. :(

C. - posted on 10/26/2010

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I knew they were bad for babies. That, and all the caffeine they contain. That can't be good for babies, either.



I never used them. I don't like the idea of giving my teething baby caffeine (well, when he was teething). That was something I just didn't think that was necessary to have present in a teething remedy.



Glad they're recalling and trying to fix the problem though.

Kimberly - posted on 10/26/2010

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Hadn't read that yet. Thanks for the info, my kiddo is teething right now. I will not use them. I actually haven't used them in several months as it is. Doubt they'd give any relief to her molars coming in.

Jodi - posted on 10/26/2010

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I'll be totally honest, when my kids were babies, I didn't even know teething tablets existed. Maybe they didn't I don't know. So obviously I've never used them. But my kids were pretty good teethers anyway, so chances are, even if they were readily available, I wouldn't have used them.

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