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Denture cream users have reported serious and potentially deadly side effects stemming from the zinc found in popular denture creams such as Fixodent and Poligrip. Although a small amount of zinc is necessary for a healthy diet, too much of the mineral can lead to copper deficiency and neuropathy. When a person with ill-fitting dentures uses too much denture cream, they are at risk for serious denture cream side effects, including zinc poisoning.
Approximately 35 million Americans wear dentures, although most are unaware that denture creams contain a potentially hazardous ingredient. The FDA does not mandate that denture cream manufactures include a warning of zinc poisoning on their products. Our denture cream lawyers feel that these denture cream companies had a duty to inform consumers of this potentially toxic mineral, and we intend to hold them responsible for their negligence.
An excessive amount of zinc can cause weakness, loss of sensation and numbness. Denture cream users experiencing these symptoms should see their doctor for a zinc level test. If not detected immediately, the effects of zinc poisoning are often irreversible.
Severe zinc poisoning can lead to neuropathy, a nerve disorder often found in diabetics. Other symptoms of neuropathy include:
- Numbness or tingling in the legs, feet, arms or hands
- Difficulty moving the legs, arms, feet or hands
- Pain in the extremities
- Poor balance
- Decrease in walking stride
An article in Neurology found that several patients who suffered neuropathy from zinc poisoning used at least two tubes of denture creams per week. The article noted that one tube of denture cream should last 3 to 10 weeks.
If you have suffered zinc poisoning, copper deficiency or neuropathy from using denture cream, you may be eligible for compensation. Fill out our free case review form on the right to speak with a denture cream attorney today.