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Lidocaine for teething

The [b]US Food and Drug Administration[/b] has warned against using a lidocaine solution as a pain reliever on teething babies’ gums, saying it can cause deaths and serious injuries in infants and toddlers. The agency will require a boxed warning on the label for prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution to highlight that it should not be used for teething pain, the FDA said in a statement.

[link url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/26/us-usa-fda-teething-idUSKBN0F129120140626]Full Reuters Health report[/link]

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