P&G Faces Class Action Over Alleged Fixodent Zinc Poisoning

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Washington, DC: A class action lawsuit has been filed against Proctor & Gamble, the makers of Fixodent over allegations that their product caused the plaintiffs neurological illness.

According to an investigative report by ABC News, Mark Jacoby of New York and Anne Coffman of Maine, are both wheelchair bound as a result of being exposed to high levels of the mineral zinc – also known as zinc poisoning. Zinc poisoning interferes with the ability of the body to absorb copper. Both Jacoby and Coffman, and their respective physicians reportedly believe that their health problems are a result of the zinc found in Fixodent.

In a paper, published in Neurology in 2008, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, state, "Denture cream contains zinc, and chronic excessive use may result in hypocupremia and serious neurologic disease." In 2009 Proctor & Gamble updated the warning label on Fixodent stating that "prolonged zinc intake may be linked to adverse health effects."

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Last updated February 10 2011

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I use fixadent on a upper parcel from 1993 2016 and lost all upper teeth

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I have been using the new Fixadent Ultra hold and I have been experiencing a burning sensation in the roof of my mouth, mouth tenderness, change in my taste and smell, mouth blisters and my dentures won’t fit well. I also soak my top denture and partial in Efferdent every night and have been experiencing my mouth burning as well even after rinsing dentures well. For the past month I have been having chills, weakness in arms and legs, nausea all the time, loss of coordination and blurred vision as well . I am new at a full plate of dentures but not with partial but I know something isn’t right.

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I have been using Fixodent for 30 years. I never knew it was harmful. I have been experiencing hand and foot numbness for quite some time as well as weakness in my arms and legs.

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