The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Public Health Notification regarding Polident and asked the manufacturers to revise the product label and consider changes to the ingredients to reduce the risk of allergic reactions. At least 73 injuries and one death have been linked to the use of Polident denture cleanser. Polident is a denture cleanser used to clean and whiten dentures, similar to denture products like Poligrip or Fixodent. Poligrip and Fixodent have been separately linked to denture cream zinc poisoning and are the subject of denture cream lawsuits. One of the active ingredients in Polident is pursulfate, which can cause a severe allergic reaction in some users. The allergic reaction is not always apparent in the first use of Polident, and may develop over time.
If you have been injured by an allergic reaction to pursulfate, you may be entitled to file a Polident lawsuit. The experienced Polident lawyers and denture cream lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard are available to review potential Polident lawsuit claims.
Polident FDA Warning
The FDA has become aware of potential misuse of Polident because many patients were swallowing or gargling with Polident. Some Polident products list mouthwash as an ingredient. However, gargling with Polident increases the risk of suffering an allergic reaction . Polident lawyers are looking at the adequacy of the Polident warning labels. If the warning label for Polident did not adequately warn consumers about the side effects, a Polident lawsuit could be filed.
Polident Side Effects
Potential Polident side effects of allergic reactions to persulfates include tissue damage, rashes, bleeding gums, low blood pressure, and hives. Persistent misuse of a denture cleanser could result in abdominal pain, bleaching, seizures, and death. Polident lawsuits provide compensation for medical bills associated with these side effects.
If you or a loved one has suffered these Polident side effects, you may be entitled to file a Polident lawsuit. Contact a Polident lawyer today.