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Is it safe to give my baby teething tablets?
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Teething tablets were a popular homeopathic remedy for infants, but many contain an ingredient called belladonna.
Belladonna has been linked to heart arrhythmias, and therefore these tablets have not been recommended by pediatricians for more than a decade. In fact in the last year, they are supposed to have been removed from the marketplace.

In brief: No
Teething tablets were a popular homeopathic remedy for infants, but many contain an ingredient called belladonna.
Belladonna has been linked to heart arrhythmias, and therefore these tablets have not been recommended by pediatricians for more than a decade. In fact in the last year, they are supposed to have been removed from the marketplace.
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Can't help too much.

In brief: Yes
Can't help too much.
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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: What is that?
I have never heard of teething tablets.
Always read the ingredients in anything for babies. There should be no preservatives, no coloring, no funny names you can't recognize because chances are it is a preservative. Just give your baby frozen bagel to chew on or frozen fruits inside those special nets for babies not to choke on.

In brief: What is that?
I have never heard of teething tablets.
Always read the ingredients in anything for babies. There should be no preservatives, no coloring, no funny names you can't recognize because chances are it is a preservative. Just give your baby frozen bagel to chew on or frozen fruits inside those special nets for babies not to choke on.
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Dr. Media Najafi
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