Standard Homeopathic recalls Hyland’s teething tablets
Los Angeles-based Standard Homeopathic Co. has issued a nationwide recall for any remaining packages of its teething tablets after regulators warned that the medicine has inconsistent levels of an herb that might be poisonous.
Standard Homeopathic stopped producing and supplying Hyland’s teething tablets in October last year, and notified distributors as well as stores to return the tablets. Consumers who might have already purchased the tablets were advised to throw them out.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had warned in September that the teething tablets contain the herb belladonna, which could be poisonous. Belladonna has nonetheless been used in low dosages in homeopathic medicines for centuries.
In its recall notice, Standard Homeopathic said, “FDA believes that belladonna represents a serious health hazard to children and that the effects of belladonna are unpredictable.”
The recall covers Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets, which were being widely used to provide infants with relief from gum discomfort crated by emerging teeth.
Health authorities have urged consumers to immediately contact a physician in case a child who have used the tablets have symptoms like seizures, difficulty in breathing, skin flushing, agitation and lethargy.