Fixodent / Poligrip Side Effects
Fixodent and Poligrip are both popular denture adhesives used by millions of Americans. Recently these drugs have been linked to an array of serious side effects such as zinc poisoning, Hypocupremia, Hyperzincemia, and Neuropathy. If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects as a result of denture cream or denture adhesive use, contact a Fixodent and Poligrip lawyer at RxRecall.com today.
In 2008, the American Academy of Neurology published a study titled, “Denture Cream: An unusual source of excess zinc, leading to hypocupremia and neurologic disease.” The study concluded that, “denture cream contains zinc, and chronic excessive use may result in hypocupremia and serious neurologic disease.”
At RxRecall.com, our dangerous drug lawyers are presently investigating claims involving Fixodent, Poligrip, and denture creams. If you or a loved one have used Poligrip or Fixodent denture adhesives and since developed zinc poisoning, Hypocupremia, Hyperzincemia, Neuropathy, or other serious side effects, contact us immediately. Call 1-800-918-4559 to speak with a Fixodent / Poligrip lawyer.
Denture Creams and Zinc Toxicity
The basic issue that users of these two products are encountering involves zinc poisoning and zinc toxicity. Because many users of these denture creams have poor fitting dentures require the denture wearer to increase the amount of cream needed to secure the dentures. This can lead to an increase of zinc in the body.
Denture cream brands like Poligrip and Fixodent contain zinc, which if ingested in large amounts, can lead to neurological problems and even a nerve disorders like neuropathy.
Fixodent and Poligrip Side Effects
Side effects of Fixodent- or Poligrip-induced Zinc Toxicity include:
- Unexplained tingling in the extremities (arms, hands, legs and feet)
- Sensation of wearing clothing, particularly gloves or socks, when the skin is bare
- Burning sensation
- Unexplained facial weakness
- Unexplained weakness in extremities
- Balance difficulties
- Difficulty with or a complete lack of coordination
- Unexplained pain
- Weakness in the facial muscles, hands, arms, or legs
If you or a loved one has used Poligrip or Fixodent side effects, contact a dangerous drug lawyer at RxRecall.com today. Schedule a free consultation and case review.
Brands of Denture Cream with Zinc Include:
- Fixodent Denture Original Adhesive Cream
- Fixodent Complete Denture Adhesive Cream
- Super Poligrip Ultra Fresh
- Super Poligrip Extra Care Denture cream
- Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive Cream
- Super Poligrip Comfort Seal Denture Adhesive
- Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive Smooth Cream
These companies are GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Poligrip, and Procter & Gamble Co., maker of Fixodent. Both of these products are extremely popular, but both have recently been linked to serious side effects in those who have used them.
Contact Our Fixodent and Poligrip Attorneys
As a consumer and a patient, you have the right to trust your medication is safe. Tragically, this is not always the case. When a pharmaceutical company acts negligently, its actions can result in serious side effects. Victims however, may recoup damages through a successful product liability claim against the drug’s maker.
Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our Fixodent/Poligrip attorneys have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals. If you have experienced serious side effects, contact us today and discuss your potential denture cream lawsuit with an experienced RxRecall.com trial attorney.