Fixodent, Poligrip, Super Poilgrip and other denture creams have recently been linked to several serious, and potentially life-threatening, side effects caused by zinc contained in popular denture creams. Although a small amount of the mineral zinc is necessary for a healthy diet, zinc is toxic when ingested in large amounts and can lead to copper deficiency, which in turn can cause, among other things, peripheral neuropathy. Side effects of a zinc overdose associated with denture cream use may include:

  • zinc poisoning (hyperzincemia)
  • copper depletion or copper deficiency (hypocupremia)
  • neuropathy
  • other neurological side effects

In August 2008, a study published in the journal Neurology reported on four patients who suffered neuropathy and other neurological denture cream side effects associated with zinc poisoning and copper deficiency. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,noted that while one tube of denture cream should last 3 to 10 weeks, patients in the report were all using at least two tubes of denture cream a week.  

Failure to Warn of Denture Cream Side Effects

Because the denture cream manufacturers do not warn consumers of the potential denture cream side effects, many of the more than 35 million Americans who wear dentures are unaware of the link between denture adhesive creams and the serious side effect of zinc poisoning and copper deficiency. Consequently, denture cream lawsuits, including Fixodent lawsuits and Poligrip lawsuits have been emerging that allege that denture cream manufacturers should be held accountable for failing to warn consumers of the risk of serious risk of Poligrip and Fixodent side effects.

Denture Cream Side Effects Lawyer

The denture cream lawyers at our firm are currently investigating cases of neuropathy and other neurological side effects caused by zinc in denture adhesive creams, such as Fixodent and Poligrip. If you or a loved one uses Fixodent, Poligrip, Super Poligrip or another brand of denture adhesive cream and suffers from neuropathy or other serious neurological side effects, you should contact one of our denture cream side effects attorneys immediately to discuss your legal rights and options.

Depending on your particular circumstances, our lawyers may be able to help you collect monetary compensation for your dental adhesive cream related injuries, including compensation for:

  • medical bills
  • lost income
  • pain and suffering
  • more

Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation from a Poligrip lawyer, Fixodent lawyer or denture cream side effects lawyer.

Published November 17, 2011 by