Approximately 35 million Americans use denture creams and adhesives such as Fixodent or Poligrip, and some use excessive amounts of these products due to ill fitting dentures. Most of these people are not aware of the health risks associated with denture creams. The use of zinc in denture creams and adhesives has been linked to zinc poisoning.
Some of the Brands of Dentures Cream That Contain Zinc Are:
Fixodent Complete Denture Adhesive Cream
- Fixodent Denture Adhesive Cream Original
- Super Poligrip Comfort Seal Denture Adhesive
- Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive Cream
- Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive Smooth Cream
Symptoms of Zinc Poisoning
Symptoms of zinc poisoning include:
- unexplained muscle weakness
- numbness / loss of sensation
- tingling and pain
- loss of balance and coordination
- “glove and stocking sensation” (the feeling of wearing thick gloves or slippers)
Serious neurological problems including neuropathy are associated with zinc poisoning. If left untreated, it can be deadly.
More on Neuropathy
Neuropathy is a serious condition that effects the nervous system of the body. Symptoms of neuropathy are similar to the ones described above, but can also include problems with blood pressure, heart rate, constipation, and sexual dysfunction.
These symptoms are a direct result from an over-abundance of zinc in the body as a direct result of denture cream over-use. Sadly, many of the symptoms described are found in many other disorders and neuropathy due to zinc overload is often overlooked as a possible cause.
If you or a loved one is suffering from some of these symptoms, be certain to let your doctor know about denture cream use and have zinc and copper levels checked.
Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Lawyers
Denture cream manufacturers have failed to warn consumers that their products are potentially toxic and can cause serious neurological problems. Because of this failure to warn, companies like GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Poligrip and Procter & Gamble, the makers of Fixodent, should be held accountable for the damages and suffering their products have caused. Lawyers are currently filing denture cream lawsuits to ensure that the victims of denture cream zinc poisoning receive compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one have used Poligrip or Fixodent denture cream and have developed Zinc poisoning or Neuropathy, you may be entitled to compensation. Utilize our free lawyer consultation service and we will help you find the Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Lawyer that is right for you.