Are you being poisoned by Fixodent? Fixodent denture cream is made with zinc, which can be toxic if ingested in excessive amounts. Fixodent denture cream poisoning can lead to severe and debilitating neurological injuries, including neuropathy. Unfortunately, few Fixodent users are aware that this product poses a very real danger of zinc poisoning.
If you have used this denture cream and suffer from unexplained neurological problems, our Fixodent zinc poisoning lawyers want to hear from you today. You may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries through a Fixodent zinc poisoning lawsuit. For a free, no obligation evaluation of your case, we urge you to contact one of our Fixodent zinc poisoning lawyers today.
Fixodent Zinc Poisoning
Fixodent zinc poisoning has been seen in people who use excessive amounts of the denture cream to keep poor fitting dentures in place. Because Procter & Gamble, the maker of Fixodent, for years failed to warn consumers of this zinc poisoning risk, people who used Fixodent in this way had no idea they were putting their health at risk.
The recommended amounts of zinc are 11 mg per day for men and 8 mg per day for women. Anything over 40 mg per day is potentially dangerous. Chronic exposure to excessive amounts of zinc will eventually lead to copper depletion, neurological injuries, and even neuropathy.
Long-term effects of zinc poisoning can vary from moderate to severe. This includes permanent neurological damage and even death. Recovery depends on the amount of zinc consumed, the time of exposure and how quickly treatment was sought.
In August 2008, a study in the peer reviewed journal “Neurology” reported on four patients suffering from neuropathy and other neurological symptoms typical of zinc poisoning and copper depletion. The article specifically linked excessive exposure to zinc in denture cream to “profound neurologic disease” in
the patients reviewed. Since that report was published, hundreds of people have filed suit against the makers of zinc denture creams like Fixodent in order to obtain compensation for their injuries.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has not issued a consumer warning regarding the risk of zinc poisoning from Fixodent and other dentures creams. However, in a February 2011 letter to denture cream makers, the FDA recommended that they take actions to mitigate the risks of denture cream zinc poisoning, including possibly replacing zinc with a safer ingredient.
In 2010, Procter & Gamble did alter its label to include a caution about overuse of the product. But unfortunately, Fixodent is still made with zinc and continues to pose a serious public health threat.
Legal Help for Victims of Fixodent Zinc Poisoning
If you suffer from neuropathy or other severe neurological problems, and you use Fixodent, you may have valuable legal rights. To learn how our Fixodent zinc poisoning lawyers can help you, please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.