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teething tablets

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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I was going to get some a few months back, but the pharmacy said that they are not FDA recomended so i didnt get them, I did give my first baby which is 4 now teething tablets, but after last night of noooooo sleep and still she is not sleeping and i am on the edge here, i am thinking of buying some of the teething tablets. any one else use them? Thanks

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YoungMommy182
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:44 AM

ive seen them but never used them. Why not just use the Oragel thing


First_One_8_18
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Hyland's teething tablets contain belladonna, which is a psychotropic drug. There is no way I will be giving them to any of my children. There was a woman on here a while ago who almost lost her baby because well, here's what happened-

My apologies if I'm repeating this thread but this issue is serious and I think we need to spread the word. This happened to one of our Jul07 mommies and it's important that everyone be warned of the potential danger. I'm pasting her post.

I am writing this to inform you of some potential dangers with Hyland's Teething Tablets. My DH and I just returned from the ER with our 5 month old LO. Please excuse any syntactical and grammatical errors in this post as I haven't been to sleep in over 36 hours.

Prior to purchasing Hyland's, I did research and spoke to a physician about the safety. Everything I read online, including personal experiences on BC, indicated that it was safe. I was highly concerned about the Belladonna Hyland's contains. All the websites that exist reviewing the product RAVE about it. I decided to use it. We gave our LO the recommended dosage on the days that he was having a hard time teething. We NEVER gave him more than the suggested amount. He never had a problem until last night.

We purchased a new bottle to keep upstairs. We used this bottle for the first time yesterday. We gave him a dose during the early afternoon and then one at around midnight. At 1 am he began to toss and turn in his bed. He was very restless but never cried. I picked him up and offered him the breast. He refused to nurse. He didn't fuss or make a sound but was WIDE AWAKE. My DH took him downstairs to rock him and he continued to move constantly. It was like he was moving involuntarily. My DH brought him up to me again and I noticed that his pupils were dilated. He could not focus on either of us. He kept looking around. He wanted to touch every thing and was fascinated with his hands and our clothing.

He appeared to be having a petite mall seizure and exhibited other anticholinergic effects that you typically see when someone is "tripping" on LSD or other street drugs. Because he would not cry, coo, babble, smile, or anything we decided to take him to the ER. He had not slept, had a wet diaper, nor nursed in 14 hours.

I will try to keep this brief. My son experienced Belladonna poisoning from the recommended dose of Hyland's Teething tablets. The preliminary tests they did on random samples of tablets in the bottle we were using showed a variance of 50 to 1000% of belladonna. The national poison control center stated that they are seeing more and more of this and they are trying to get stores to stop carrying this product.

I have never posted a single post or thread suggesting to anyone how to raise their children. I have my opinions on many of the topics that cause controversy but I have never posted that I think you should BF or FF or Vax or anything else. I firmly believe that we are all in the best position to make informed decisions about our children's care. However, I was certain that this product was safe and it isn't.

Even if you have used it and had success does not mean that the next bottle isn't going to be toxic to your child. This product is not regulated by the FDA or any other organization so there is no way to know how much belladonna is in each tablet regardless of what the bottle says.

My son could have died if ingested any more of this product. Please take the necessary precautions. No amount of sleep for you or your child is worth the potential of going through what we just experienced.

He is still slightly out of it and isn't responding as usual but he is coming around. After flushing his system he finally wet a diaper. He is drinking enfalyte (the infant version of pedialyte). I am a EBF and very strict about not giving him anything else but it is the only thing he will take and it is the only way to get him to pee. After each diaper he wets he seems to get somewhat more like the our baby.

Please don't take this thread as anything other than a concerned parent attempting to give you information. I hesitated posting this because of all the drama that we have had on this board. I do not wish to anger or cause anyone to feel the need to debate. I respect everyone's opinion. Thank you for your time.

Here is a link that can provide you some information regarding belladonna's harmful effects.

Mary Anne

http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513/3120...d=dmtContent#dangers


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luvmybaby430
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:51 AM

that is what i am using but doesnt do anything

Quoting YoungMommy182:

ive seen them but never used them. Why not just use the Oragel thing


RheaF
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:53 AM

 Go to the Hylands website and look up the info. There is Belladona in there but not enough to cause any kind of reaction. I give it to my kids and have even taken it myself for tooth pain and it works. Belladona doe not build up in your system and is used in many herbal remadies, even some teas. And alot of herbs and spices we use everyday when taken in a high dose are fatal. Yet we still use them. And yes the FDA does have a hand in what goes in them..here is the link to read it yourself.

 

http://www.hylands.com/news/teethinginfo.php

RheaF
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:54 AM


Quoting luvmybaby430:

that is what i am using but doesnt do anything

Quoting YoungMommy182:

ive seen them but never used them. Why not just use the Oragel thing

 

Oragel washes out of their mouths within seconds and down the throat. Often numbing the throat. Many Doctor's dont recommend oragel anymore.

luvmybaby430
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:54 AM

thanks, that is scary

Quoting First_One_8_18:

Hyland's teething tablets contain belladonna, which is a psychotropic drug. There is no way I will be giving them to any of my children. There was a woman on here a while ago who almost lost her baby because well, here's what happened-

My apologies if I'm repeating this thread but this issue is serious and I think we need to spread the word. This happened to one of our Jul07 mommies and it's important that everyone be warned of the potential danger. I'm pasting her post.

I am writing this to inform you of some potential dangers with Hyland's Teething Tablets. My DH and I just returned from the ER with our 5 month old LO. Please excuse any syntactical and grammatical errors in this post as I haven't been to sleep in over 36 hours.

Prior to purchasing Hyland's, I did research and spoke to a physician about the safety. Everything I read online, including personal experiences on BC, indicated that it was safe. I was highly concerned about the Belladonna Hyland's contains. All the websites that exist reviewing the product RAVE about it. I decided to use it. We gave our LO the recommended dosage on the days that he was having a hard time teething. We NEVER gave him more than the suggested amount. He never had a problem until last night.

We purchased a new bottle to keep upstairs. We used this bottle for the first time yesterday. We gave him a dose during the early afternoon and then one at around midnight. At 1 am he began to toss and turn in his bed. He was very restless but never cried. I picked him up and offered him the breast. He refused to nurse. He didn't fuss or make a sound but was WIDE AWAKE. My DH took him downstairs to rock him and he continued to move constantly. It was like he was moving involuntarily. My DH brought him up to me again and I noticed that his pupils were dilated. He could not focus on either of us. He kept looking around. He wanted to touch every thing and was fascinated with his hands and our clothing.

He appeared to be having a petite mall seizure and exhibited other anticholinergic effects that you typically see when someone is "tripping" on LSD or other street drugs. Because he would not cry, coo, babble, smile, or anything we decided to take him to the ER. He had not slept, had a wet diaper, nor nursed in 14 hours.

I will try to keep this brief. My son experienced Belladonna poisoning from the recommended dose of Hyland's Teething tablets. The preliminary tests they did on random samples of tablets in the bottle we were using showed a variance of 50 to 1000% of belladonna. The national poison control center stated that they are seeing more and more of this and they are trying to get stores to stop carrying this product.

I have never posted a single post or thread suggesting to anyone how to raise their children. I have my opinions on many of the topics that cause controversy but I have never posted that I think you should BF or FF or Vax or anything else. I firmly believe that we are all in the best position to make informed decisions about our children's care. However, I was certain that this product was safe and it isn't.

Even if you have used it and had success does not mean that the next bottle isn't going to be toxic to your child. This product is not regulated by the FDA or any other organization so there is no way to know how much belladonna is in each tablet regardless of what the bottle says.

My son could have died if ingested any more of this product. Please take the necessary precautions. No amount of sleep for you or your child is worth the potential of going through what we just experienced.

He is still slightly out of it and isn't responding as usual but he is coming around. After flushing his system he finally wet a diaper. He is drinking enfalyte (the infant version of pedialyte). I am a EBF and very strict about not giving him anything else but it is the only thing he will take and it is the only way to get him to pee. After each diaper he wets he seems to get somewhat more like the our baby.

Please don't take this thread as anything other than a concerned parent attempting to give you information. I hesitated posting this because of all the drama that we have had on this board. I do not wish to anger or cause anyone to feel the need to debate. I respect everyone's opinion. Thank you for your time.

Here is a link that can provide you some information regarding belladonna's harmful effects.

Mary Anne

http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513/3120...d=dmtContent#dangers


canthaveboys1
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:56 AM

I did not use those things. I used regular orajel. Worked for us. There is some homeopathic teething drops. They are supposed to be all natural, I have no idea how good they work I never used them.   

First_One_8_18
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Yup, but on the other hand, tylenol and motrin usage can cause horrible things as well, like Steven Johnson's Syndrome. If you're out of options, there have been millions of of babies who have taken teething tablets and are perfectly fine.

I would personally never give them to my kids, but teething was never too bad for us.

Quoting luvmybaby430:

thanks, that is scary

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luvtimes2
by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM

I used the teeting tablets and they really worked for my twins--no problems here!

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