Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
Popular Pain-Relief Creams Pose Dangerous Health Risks, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is raising the alarm over popular over-the-counter topical pain-relief products, warning that they may have dangerous side effects. The FDA has issued warning letters to six companies for marketing unapproved, misbranded products with higher-than-allowed concentrations of lidocaine. These products pose unacceptable risks to consumers and should not be on the market.

The problem with these products, which are used to alleviate some of the pain associated with cosmetic procedures, is that they have too much lidocaine, which can cause serious side effects like an irregular heartbeat, seizures, and breathing issues. Furthermore, if used on a large portion of skin or irritated skin, it can cause serious injury. If you are going to use a product containing local anesthetics, the FDA recommends not using anything containing more than 4% lidocaine, not using it on large areas of skin, and not wrapping the product onto the skin with dressings or plastic wraps.

Some of the products in question include TKTX Numb Maximum Strength Pain Reliever, TKTX During Procedure Numbing Gel and J-CAIN cream, NumbSkin Lidocaine Numbing Creams, Signature Tattoo Numbing Cream and Miracle Numb Spray, Painless Tattoo Numbing Cream and Painless Tattoo Numbing Spray, New & Improved Blue Gel, Superior Super Juice, Premium Pro Plus

By Aiden Nguyen

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