Clinical update

Agency warning over teething products

Clinical update on a warning from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency over the use of unlicensed homeopathic teething tablets or gels
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Elaine McInnes’ advice follows a warning from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency over the use of unlicensed homeopathic teething tablets or gels.

Essential facts

Teething is a normal physiological process when a baby’s first set of teeth emerge through the gums. Most babies grow their first tooth at some point during their first year. Babies can experience teething differently, with some showing signs of distress.

What’s new

Parents of young children are being warned not to use unlicensed homeopathic teething tablets or gels due to the risk of dangerous side effects. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued the advice following a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into homeopathic teething tablets and gels.

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