All parents with teething babies know how heart breaking it is to see their children in pain, especially during the teething process. And any parent would try any product that they believe will help relieve and alleviate the pain their kids are experiencing.

Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets was marketed by the Standard Homeopathic Company to temporarily relieve the symptoms of simple restlessness and wakeful irritability due to cutting teeth. They are also said to be designed to help reduce redness and teething discomfort.

FDA Announcement

Standard Homeopathic Company has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots of their Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets due to the presence of belladonna in these products. The homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna can pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children and urges consumers not to use these products.

What is Belladonna?

Belladonna is a plant, whose leaves and roots are usually used to make medicine. Though widely regarded as unsafe, belladonna has many useful purposes – from treating motion sickness to Parkinson’s disease.

Belladonna produces many effects in the body, including relief from spasms of the gastrointestinal tract, bladder and biliary tract. This is helpful in controlling conditions such as colitis, spastic bladder, diverticulitis, infant colic, renal and biliary colic, peptic ulcer, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Belladonna also reduces the secretions of many organs, thereby helping to control conditions such as excessive stomach acid production.

You can read more about belladonna here.

What do you have to do next?

Standard Homeopathic Company is notifying its customers of the recall by mail, and is arranging for a return of all recalled products. If you are affected by this recall and have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product, contact your physician or health care provider immediately.

Should you have any questions regarding this recall, you can contact Standard Homeopathic Company directly by calling 1800-991-3376, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 6am-4pm (PT).

The FDA is encouraging all health care professionals and patients to report any adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program online or call 1-800-332-1088.

Read the full FDA alert here.