prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain
(PRWEB) July 03, 2014
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The FDA issued a safety communication on June 26, stating that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain as it can cause serious harm, including death.
FDA’s reason for the warning is that, in 2014, the Agency reviewed 22 reports of serious adverse reactions, including deaths, in infants and young children 5 months to 3.5 years of age who were given oral viscous lidocaine 2% to treat mouth pain, or who had accidental ingestions.
If infants and young children are given too much viscous lidocaine this can lead to severe brain injury, seizures, and heart problems. A relative Boxed Warning is required by the Agency to be added to the prescribing information of viscous lidocaine.
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As the FDA advises “Health care professionals should not prescribe or recommend this product for teething pain. Parents and caregivers should follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for treating teething pain.” And the Agency adds “Use a teething ring chilled in the refrigerator (not frozen). Gently rub or massage the child’s gums with your finger to relieve the symptoms.”
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