FDA: Teething gel warning for babies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that rubbing Orajel or Anbesol on the gums of a teething baby can lead to methemoglobinemia, a serious condition that leads to oxygen deprivation and, in extreme cases, even death. These topical anesthetics sold over-the-counter for teething and toothache pain contain benzocaine, the source of the FDA’sContinue reading “FDA: Teething gel warning for babies”

FDA drug alert: anti-depressant celexa (citalopram)

Citalopram (Celexa) is an anti-depressant drug prescribed for depression, anxiety and other disorders. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning: this drug should not be used in high doses because of concerns that it may cause damage to the heart. Dosages of 40mg/ day or higher has been found to cause problems withContinue reading “FDA drug alert: anti-depressant celexa (citalopram)”