Poligrip® Denture Cream
Some denture cream wearers have made claims that their use of Poligrip® denture cream caused them severe side effects such as neuropathy, anemia and neurological damage. The news about Poligrip® is of interest to all users of denture creams, because the side effects related to Poligrip® have also been linked to another denture cream used by millions of people — Fixodent®.
Poligrip® is manufactured and distributed by the giant multinational corporation GlaxoSmithKline, or GSK. In February 2010, GSK announced that it would stop making and distributing Poligrip® until it had removed zinc from all three Poligrip® products. The company is now marketing Poligrip® as zinc free.
Our denture cream lawyers are available to review potential claims on behalf of people who believe they've been harmed by Poligrip® denture cream before the company removed zinc from its Poligrip® products. To find out more information, contact us for a free review of your case.
Poligrip® Side Effects
The most serious Poligrip® side effects are related to zinc toxicity (abnormally and dangerously high levels of zinc, a metal element, in the blood). Zinc was an ingredient in Poligrip® and Super Poligrip® (a stronger adhesive) starting in the late 1990s. Although the human body needs zinc for many crucial functions, too much zinc is very problematic; it can even be fatal.
When zinc is present in a product such as denture cream, the zinc can be absorbed into the body at a rate that is too fast for the body to process it. Poligrip® side effects due to zinc build-up can result in the following symptoms:
- yellowing of the whites of the eyes
- weakness and numbness in extremities
- urine retention
- tingling, burning sensations in extremities
- strange tactile sensations
- shaking, seizures, tremors
- pain that isn't explainable
- numbness in extremities
- low blood pressure
- loss of smell
- liver disorders
- joint pain
- balance/coordination problems
Contact a Denture Cream Injury Attorney
If you or your family member used Poligrip® denture cream and then suffered zinc poisoning, you may be able to seek compensation by filing a claim against GSK. To find out if you qualify, schedule a free case review with a qualified denture cream attorney today.