Fixodent, Polident Denture Cream Linked to Zinc Poisoning & Neuropathy
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Two companies have formulated and released products designed to make dentures secure in the mouth.
Recent news has placed two corporate giants under intense scrutiny from the government and trial attorneys around the United States. These companies are GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Polident, 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.
Denture Cream Risk - Zinc Poisoning
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.
Neuropathy Linked to Zinc Toxicity
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.
Zinc can be an intestinal irritant, and common signs of zinc poisoning may include intestinal distress such as vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and nausea.
Other symptoms of zinc poisoning can be low blood pressure, urine retention, jaundice, seizures, joint pain, fever, coughing, and a metallic taste in the mouth.