While its recent decision regarding Super PoliGrip denture adhesive
varieties made with zinc is to be applauded, by not issuing a full recall, GlaxoSmithKline has failed to insure consumers are protected from the serious health risks these products pose.
Parker Waichman Alonso LLP announces that they have filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline and its subsidiaries on behalf of a South Carolina man who was diagnosed with neuropathy attributed to the use of Super PoliGrip([R]) denture adhesive
We suspect the poisoning from Super PoliGrip([R])and other zinc-containing denture adhesive
creams is much more wide spread and continues to pose a significant health risk for a great many consumers," said David Krangle, an attorney with Parker Waichman Alonso LLP.
McGee stopped using the denture adhesive
cream after she was diagnosed with neuropathy caused by excess zinc, and resulting copper depletion, attributable to Super PoliGrip([R]).
Each of the patients wore dentures and had used very large amounts of denture adhesive
cream for long periods of time.
The patient was diagnosed with copper deficiency myeloneuropathy due to zinc toxicity from his denture adhesive
Abusing denture adhesive
could cause nausea, stomachache, and mouth irritation," said Cordero.
Conducted by Survata, and commissioned by GSK Consumer Healthcare's Polident Denture Cleanser and Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive
, the new survey illustrates how denture wearers have a complex relationship with food, and more.
Beat it: See your dentist to check your fitting or invest in stronger denture adhesive
, such as Poligrip Ultra Denture Fixative Cream (PS2.
BEAT IT: See your dentist to check your fitting, or invest in stronger denture adhesive
such as Poligrip Ultra Denture Fixative Cream (Boots).
The composition is bioerodible, not a denture adhesive
, and substantially free of polybutene with a molecular weight of approximately 300-3000 when the composition is not an article, and is applied to dentures.
during the month of April: wash cloths, denture adhesive
, toothbrushes, and men's white T-shirts in sizes M, L and XL.
On February 18, the company announced that it would remove zinc from all of its denture adhesive
products, citing concerns about the "safety and health" of its consumers.
GlaxoSmithKline announced yesterday their decision to voluntarily stop the manufacture, distribution and advertising of these Super PoliGrip denture adhesive
Informs Public of Dangers Posed by Zinc Poisoning and Denture Adhesive