By David Mittleman

Viscous Lidocaine Not Safe for Baby’s Teething Pain

Doctors shouldn’t prescribe the topical painkiller viscous lidocaine 2% for baby’s suffering from teething pain, according to the FDA. The agency recently released a statement warning parents and doctors alike that topical painkillers for teething babies are ineffective and can cause serious harm, including seizures, brain injuries, and heart problems. The warning comes after the FDA reviewed 22 cases of serious reactions in babies related to viscous lidocaine.

Topical Painkiller Not Even Designed for Babies

The FDA stated that viscous lidocaine was not even designed for teething pain in babies. …read more