Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

This recall for Dent's Extra Strength Toothache Gum (benzocaine 20%) from Grandpa Brands Co. was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been purchased by patients does not pose a significant health risk. However, if you have any of the recalled product it is best to stop using it and throw it away. Using highly concentrated benzocaine products could lead to an overdose especially if used on large or severely damaged areas of skin.

If you take Dent's Extra Strength Toothache Gum (benzocaine 20%) or any other benzocaine products and have concerns or think you are experiencing side effects, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Grandpa Brands Co. Recalls Select Lots of Dent's Extra Strength Toothache Gum

Grandpa Brands Co. have recalled select lots of Dent's Extra Strength Toothache Gum (benzocaine 20%). The following lot numbers have been recalled because routine testing found that the concentration of active ingredient was too high in several samples from these lots: C2501 and B2111

Dent's Extra Strength Toothache Gum contains the active ingredient benzocaine and is commonly used in the treatment of pain on gums or toothache. Benzocaine is also sold under other brand names. This recall alert only applies to the select lots of Dent's Extra Strength Toothache Gum (benzocaine 20%). No other benzocaine products were involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2012-08-09
Last Updated: 2012-08-10

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