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Denture_Cream_WarningDenture Cream May Lead to Zinc Posioning

Denture Cream Warning has been issued due to reports from research, physicians and patients about zinc poisoning.   Findings published by researchers in the Journal of Neurology  indicated that excessive amounts of zinc in denture cream products leads to hypocupremia (low copper levels) and brain damage and hence the necessity for a Denture Cream Warning.  Patients who were in this study had been using at least 2 tubes of denture cream a week over a long period of time and demonstrated neurological damage.  These patients were exposed to at least 330mg of zinc each day.  According to the National Academy of Sciences, the maximum daily intake should not exceed 40mg.  The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of zinc is 8mg for females and 11mg for men. 

Denture Cream Warning Issued

By 2009, the maker of Poligrip and Fixodent had received a number of reports from the medical literature on zinc poisoning associated with their denture cream products.  The manufacturer of Poligrip responded by stating they would remove zinc from all of their denture products  in February of 2010.  The manufacturer also sent letters to physicians about this Denture Cream Warning.  The warning stated that there were health risks associated with exessive long term use of zinc containing denture creams such as Super Poligrip 'Original' , Super Poligrip 'Ultra Freash' and Super Poligrip 'Extra Care'.

These studies also indicate that the acquired zinc-induced neurological damage is not always reversible.  You can increase your intake of copper to try to reverse the damage as well as stop using zinc containing denture creams.  However, some patients didn't experience improvement in neurological symptoms.  Some patients still experienced weakness in their hands and legs, poor balance, urinary incontinence and loss of awareness.  Some experienced wheelchair-dependency. 

Attention Fixodent and Poligrip Users

There is no telling how many Americans are affected by zinc poisoning.  If you are experiencing neurological symptoms, make sure to contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.  Next step is to contact an attorney to inquire about  your legal rights and to see if you qualify for compensation from the Denture Cream Lawsuit.  The denture cream brands currently at issue include Fixodent and Poligrip.  There may be generic brands that contain high concentrations of zinc as well.

Most of the population is unaware that denture creams can be hazardous to their health.  Remember, just because you bought a product over-the-counter (OTC) doesn't mean it can't hurt you.  Make sure to read all labels carefully and follow instructions properly.  Make sure to read the Denture Cream Warning.  If in question, ask a pharmacist or your doctor.  The excessive use of denture creams can result in high levels of zinc and low levels of copper in the blood with the potential for generating nervous system damage.  If you have suffered from zinc poisoning from your denture cream, contact a denture cream attorney to see if you qualify to join the Denture Cream Lawsuit.

Why are patients using too much denture cream?  Generally their dentures don't fit properly.  Either they were not fitted properly or their dentures have become lose over time.  Quite often patients don't get their dentures replaced every few years probably because they can't afford to do so.  Dentures that don't fit properly require using excessive amounts of cream to secure them properly.  Improperly fitted dentures and the use of excessive cream increae the risk of zinc poisoning generating neurological damage.  The excessive use of denture cream has brought about the need for a Denture Cream Warning

 If you or a loved one have experienced adverse side effects from denture cream you should contact a lawyer now to see if you qualify for compensation from the Denture Cream Lawsuit.    

You May be Entitled to Compensation, So Act Now!

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of  using Denture Cream, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation.  Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form below for an instant free case review.

To become eligible  to participate in the Denture Cream lawsuits and possibly receive compensation for damages. It is critical that you have a blood test to determine the levels of zinc and copper in your  body.  It is extremely important these tests be run while you are still using the denture cream because the copper and zinc levels will return to normal once you stop using the denture cream , even if permanent damage has already been caused. If your zinc levels return to normal despite the the fact you have been hurt due to the use of denture cream,  it is impossible to prove that denture cream has caused zinc poisoning.

Therefore,  if you think you have been harmed by the use of Denture Cream and  symptoms of neuropathy or neurological damage, talk to your doctor ASAP about having a blood test to determine the zinc and copper levels in your system! And If you have already stopped using the denture cream, talk your  doctor as soon as possible about getting your blood tested blood tested if you would like to participate in the Denture Cream Lawsuits.

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