Why did they stop making baby Orajel?
The FDA is taking action against the use of benzocaine products because they have the potential to cause a condition called methemoglobinemia. Methemoglobinemia is a potentially deadly condition that causes blood to carry less oxygen.
What Happened to Baby Orajel?
Orajel markets products to adults and children. However, it no longer sells products containing benzocaine for babies and young children. Those products have been replaced by a non-medicated cooling gel that Orajel says is safe for babies over three months of age.
Did they stop making baby Orajel?
“We are not discontinuing other Orajel products, which represent the majority of our Orajel offering,” the company said in an emailed statement. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend teething creams because they usually wash out of the baby’s mouth within minutes.
Is Baby Orajel without benzocaine safe?
Today, the FDA came out and said avoid using over-the-counter teething products containing benzocaine. That means no teething gels like Anbesol, Baby Orajel, Cepacol, Chloraseptic, Hurricaine, Orabase, Orajel, Topex or other generic brands.
What is the safest teething gel for babies?
Topical teething gels and liquids with benzocaine
Once your toddler passes his second birthday (at which point he may be cutting his first and second molars), benzocaine-based numbing gels are considered safer to use.
What’s the best medicine for teething babies?
If your baby is especially cranky, consider giving him or her infants’ or children’s over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others).