Fixodent and several other popular brands of denture cream have recently been linked to serious and potentially life-threatening side effects caused by excess zinc contained in the denture creams. Although a small amount of the mineral zinc is necessary for a healthy diet, zinc is toxic when ingested in large amounts. Fixodent side effects from zinc overdose may include:

  • zinc poisoning
  • copper depletion
  • neuropathy
  • other neurological side effects

Fixodent Side Effects: Neuropathy

Neuropathy, usually short for peripheral neuropathy, is one of the more serious Fixodent side effects. It is a condition that occurs when nerves that connect to the brain and spinal cord from the rest of the body are damaged or diseased. There are many possible causes of neuropathy including alcohol, diabetes, traumatic injuries, infections, and exposure to toxins, such as the zinc in Fixodent. Symptoms of neuropathy may include:

  • numbness in the hands and feet
  • pain and/or tingling in the extremities
  • loss of ability to move legs, feet, arms, or hands
  • poor balance
  • decrease in walking stride

Treating Fixodent Side Effects

Treatment of Fixodent side effects will probably require switching to a brand of denture cream that doesn’t contain zinc. For patients with copper deficiency, a doctor may prescribe copper supplements. Patients with neuropathy may be prescribed pain relievers, antidepressants, and/or anti-seizure medications.

Fixodent Side Effects Lawyer

The attorneys at our law firm are currently investigating cases of neuropathy and other serious denture cream side effects caused by excess zinc in denture creams, such as Fixodent. If you or a loved one uses Fixodent or another brand of denture cream and suffers from neuropathy or other neurological side effects, you should contact a Fixodent lawyer, Poligrip lawyer or denture cream lawyer at our firm 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 cream related injuries, including compensation for:

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

Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation by one of our Fixodent side effects lawyers to find out more about your potential denture cream lawsuit.

Published November 17, 2011 by