Homeopathic teething tablets and gels which are sold in stores and online and used to relieve teething pain and symptoms, may pose risk to infants and children, warns US Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
The warning advises parents to stop using the tablets and gels and “seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething tables or gels.”
“The agency is also not aware of any proven health benefit of the products,” the FDA says.
Homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by the FDA, but the agency notes in its warning that the products are not evaluated or approved by the FDA for safety or how well they work.
However, manufacturer of teething tablets, says they are “confident” that their product is safe.