If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.
Polident Side Effects Reported to FDA
Polident Side Effect Report#7108077-X Hypoaesthesia, Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: denture wearer, who was treated with Polident (dosage: Denture Cream 2-3x Day Oral, start time:
Dec 01, 1998), combined with:
Fixodent - Procter + Gamble
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hypoaesthesia, Neuropathy Peripheral, Paraesthesia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Polident treatment in female patients, resulting in Hypoaesthesia side effect.
This report suggests a potential Polident Denture Adhesive, Flavor FreeBlood Copper Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from Italy was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Polident Denture Adhesive, Flavor Free (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 01, 1980. After starting Polident Denture Adhesive, Flavor Free the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Blood Copper Decreased, Blood Zinc Increased, NeuropathyAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Polident Denture Adhesive, Flavor Free demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Blood Copper Decreased, may still occur.
Polident Side Effect Report#5069964-X Asthma
This Asthma problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Australia. A 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: denture wearer. On
Jul 12, 2006 this consumer started treatment with Polident Adhesive Freshmint (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Polident Adhesive Freshmint, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: AsthmaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Asthma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
This Blood Copper Decreased side effect was reported by a physician from Italy. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Polident Denture Adhesive, Flavor Free (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 1980. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Polident Denture Adhesive, Flavor Free the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Copper Decreased, Blood Zinc Increased, NeuropathyThese side effects may potentially be related to Polident Denture Adhesive, Flavor Free. The patient was hospitalized.
Polident Side Effect Report#5069781-0 Asthma
This is a report of a 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Australia, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: denture wearer, who was treated with Polident Adhesive Freshmint (dosage: NA, start time:
Jul 12, 2006), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Asthma after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Polident Adhesive Freshmint treatment in male patients, resulting in Asthma side effect.
The appearance of Polident on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
It is really important to keep track of your health symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.
Why Your Notes are Important
Your notes could be helpful in several ways:
You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again
You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.
Medicine Name and Dosage:
Date & Time
Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad
Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Polident reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.